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Old 02-24-2019, 01:38 AM
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2001 rear end pinion seal question

My 2001 x5 3.0 rear end front pinion seal is leaking.

I couldn't find a howto video for my exact model but I did find bmw rear ends that looked similar and from what I can tell unlike all of the pinion seals I have done before this one is actually stupid easy if I am looking at the right rear end.

The question is has anyone done one before and if so is the seal just right at the end of the pinion?

As in nothing to remove but the axle flange and then pull the seal and tap in the new seal and put the flange back?

All of the pinion seals I have ever done before require doing a crush sleave and all and are a royal pain. So Im making sure Im seeing this right before ordering the seal.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:22 AM
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Well to answer my own question I went and looked up the build date on my 2001 and then pulled the diagrams for it and sure enough its a piece of cake to change the seal so I ordered the seal, replacement nut flange and a liter of fluid.
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Here's a little DIY I posted on the X3 BF forum. I assume the E53 setup would be similar. You DO need to be cognizant of the position of the nut to retain the original gear lash.

See post #124:
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...94#post9968194

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Old 02-24-2019, 04:30 PM
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Looks like the same setup to me. Beats the crap out of the way you do the dana rear ends.
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