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Old 12-07-2017, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by devildogae View Post
Only problem I can see is if the splines are very tight fit, how can I draw the axle spines through the hub?
l splines through the hub
I have not done this on the X5, only on other cars, so can not confirm this will work, but I would think a "Bolt Grip Puller Set" would do the trick.

Like this:

The thing that looks like a giant bird foot gets mounted with the wheel bolts to the hub. Then you thread the rod/bolt through the center to push out the axle. The set comes with several style tips to match what you want to push on; pointed and flat.

Although Snap-on makes by far the best quality version of these, you could get one used on eBay, or get an OTC set quite a bit cheaper.
2008 BMW X5 4.8i Sport
2004 BMW 325xi
2000 BMW 528i 5sp
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