E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > DIY: Do It Yourself

DIY: Do It Yourself
Post here to share or improve your wrench turning skills! All BMW E46 DIY tips, tales, and projects discussed inside. Learn to work on your car and know the right BMW parts you will need!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-29-2014, 11:26 AM   #1
sk55
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: westchester
Posts: 20
My Ride: 330xi
330xi front axle CV joint DIY Question

hi guys,

my CV joint boots are bad and leaking, i want to replace the whole thing.

looked at lot youtube videos about this:

had a question..

do u need to take apart the brake or can simply unscrew the 2 bolts on the carrier and remove the whole disc brake unit?


any other helpful links on change the front Axle CV joint.

thanks
sk55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 10-30-2014, 07:01 PM   #2
JDUTHIE
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SEATTLE
Posts: 620
My Ride: 2003 325xi
two bolts on the caliper carrier.... or if you have a lift skip all of the above pop off axle nut, disconnect control arm at busing, swing arm out and remove axle (maybe 15 or so minutes...if you have a lift that is!) GOOD LUCK dont forget new diff output seals aswell
JDUTHIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 11:07 AM   #3
sk55
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: westchester
Posts: 20
My Ride: 330xi
any tips on replacing diff output seals?

do they just pop out easily?
sk55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 02:07 PM   #4
JDUTHIE
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SEATTLE
Posts: 620
My Ride: 2003 325xi
that above statement is control arm carier* output seeals, personally I just use my harbor freight seal puller, and driver
JDUTHIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 10:42 AM   #5
sk55
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: westchester
Posts: 20
My Ride: 330xi
internal CV joint into differential

I having a hard time getting the cv axle back into the differential.

when inserting the new CV axle, does it click in by hand? or do i have to pound it with a hammer to get it in?
sk55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use