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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 09-25-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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Passenger's side axel

So I was replacing both axel's, CAB's, and fuel filter this weekend. Wouldn't you know it, everything that could go wrong, did. I'm down to my last piece of assembly and it's the passenger's side axel. I had to beat on the axel to get it in and in doing so, I rounded off the first few threads. I can't get the nut started to save my life. Am I able to use a die to rethread this? Any other methods to get me out of this jam?

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Old 09-25-2011, 02:13 AM   #2
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You can use a three sided file to get rid of the bad threads. Just an option, I'm not sure if the nut even anchors on the first threads after it's tight.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:45 AM   #3
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thats a good idea. You're right, it doesn't attached there at all. I just rounded the end off so much that it's bigger then the nut.
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