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Old 04-05-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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How do I remove a output flange?

I'm attempting to replace a axle seal on my '02 300ci ragtop. I have the half axel unbolted and out of the way. However I am having trouble getting the drive flange out. I tried tapping it out with several different styles of hammers and also tried a cold chisel. Won't seem to budge. Is there a clip that needs to be removed or something? It doesn't appear to be enough room for a slide hammer.

Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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dont know.....but dont hammer on it till someone pipes in that does. Usually if something wont come apart there is still something holding it on there that needs to come off. I would like to see this myself.

if you figure it out. post here so everyone knows
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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try here.

the part you refer to is called the output flange. A google search for bmw output flange will give you some results
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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here is a diy.....he used slide hammer or 2 pry bars...there is a spring clip in there holding them in. Its a pretty good diy. maybe a shorter slide hammer or some sort of gear puller

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Old 04-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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diy (do it yourself) seal change
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #6
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this one has install torque specs.

and procedures with pictures of them removed

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #7
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here is a diy.....he used slide hammer or 2 pry bars...there is a spring clip in there holding them in. Its a pretty good diy. maybe a shorter slide hammer or some sort of gear puller
Looks like he pulled the whole thing out. I was afraid of that. Ill see if i can cheat and get two pry bars in there without taking the whole thing out.
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