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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 06-11-2019, 12:07 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a place that rebuilds/remans OEM CV axles for the E46?
I am in MN and having a hard time finding someone to rebuild my old rear CV axle.

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Old 06-11-2019, 06:37 PM   #2
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Just order one from Rock Auto!
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:18 PM   #3
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Just order one from Rock Auto!
I already bought a replacement, but I want to get mine rebuilt to have a spare since my axles keep crapping out on me.

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Old 06-11-2019, 07:48 PM   #4
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If your replacing the axle your self, use a factory reman-ed replacement. Yes, higher cost, but lasts and you don't need to go back in. If you want to rebuild the old unit, you might give it a try. It is a dirty job, but worth it the end if your using decent quality parts and tools(decent brass hammer, etc..).
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:04 PM   #5
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If your replacing the axle your self, use a factory reman-ed replacement. Yes, higher cost, but lasts and you don't need to go back in. If you want to rebuild the old unit, you might give it a try. It is a dirty job, but worth it the end if your using decent quality parts and tools(decent brass hammer, etc..).
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I did end up buying an OEM since I could not find an aftermarket LR axle at all. The cost was substantially higher, but I am hoping I can have peace of mind knowing its of better quality. However, since I still have my old OEM axle, I want to get it rebuilt to have on hand since I have been going through axles like crazy. I am not inclined to reman it myself so hence this post.

If anyone knows where I can send it so I can get it rebuilt, please let me know!
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:25 PM   #6
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Here in AZ I use a driveshaft company that rebuilds driveshafts . I used them to build custom shafts for my jeeps and when I needed half shafts done I asked a friend that runs the parts department of a BMW dealership here and he recommended the same guy . That's what he and all the mechanics at the dealer do for there own cars. Last a lot longer than aftermarket and depending on the company usually inexpensive .

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Old 06-13-2019, 10:56 AM   #7
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Here in AZ I use a driveshaft company that rebuilds driveshafts . I used them to build custom shafts for my jeeps and when I needed half shafts done I asked a friend that runs the parts department of a BMW dealership here and he recommended the same guy . That's what he and all the mechanics at the dealer do for there own cars. Last a lot longer than aftermarket and depending on the company usually inexpensive .
Awesome. Do you have that company's contact info? I'm willing to ship it to have it remanned.

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Old 06-13-2019, 12:24 PM   #8
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Dicks driveshaft 602 - 273 - 1557
2750 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008

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Old 06-13-2019, 12:47 PM   #9
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If you want options, there's also a father/son duo running a machine shop right near me that does affordable work. Their bread and butter is custom driveshaft work and motorcycle parts. I use them for all of our machining services at work (nothing to do with cars or bikes) and they've always been fair and friendly. Last time I was there he was trying to convince me to let him rebuild the driveshaft on my XI just because he wanted to know what size pins went into the joint.

Mitch (Father) and Scott (Son)
http://www.racemetalsmiths.com/
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:31 PM   #10
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Dicks driveshaft 602 - 273 - 1557
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Thanks for the info, but no luck. Gave him a call and he said he doesn't work on foreign cars anymore. The search continues...

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Old 06-14-2019, 01:36 PM   #11
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If you want options, there's also a father/son duo running a machine shop right near me that does affordable work. Their bread and butter is custom driveshaft work and motorcycle parts. I use them for all of our machining services at work (nothing to do with cars or bikes) and they've always been fair and friendly. Last time I was there he was trying to convince me to let him rebuild the driveshaft on my XI just because he wanted to know what size pins went into the joint.

Mitch (Father) and Scott (Son)
http://www.racemetalsmiths.com/
(802) 295-7800
191 A St Suite #30, Wilder, VT 05088
Just tried this one too and they wont work on the BMW OEM CV axles. This is becoming tougher than I thought.
I appreciate all the help I can get though!

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Old 06-15-2019, 12:10 AM   #12
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Try these guys https://www.cvjreman.com/
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Alternative to expensive xi control arm bushings https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1231503

Bad outer xi ball joint? https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1127077


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Old 08-02-2019, 05:39 PM   #13
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I called CVJ and they do not rebuild CV axles for the 2000 Volvo S80 2.9.
1- Would you be able to provide at least 3 other rebuildersBluestacks Kodi Lucky Patcher who could return my original axle?
2- Are there any reputable rebuilders in NYC or Long Island?
Thanks.

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Old 08-04-2019, 03:51 PM   #14
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I called CVJ and they do not rebuild CV axles for the 2000 Volvo S80 2.9.
1- Would you be able to provide at least 3 other rebuilders who could return my original axle?
2- Are there any reputable rebuilders in NYC or Long Island?
Thanks.
Maybe try a Volvo forum for recommendations instead of a BMW forum, jus sayin'
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