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Old 07-17-2019, 10:30 AM
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AWR-fix: Front Wheel Bearing Remove & Replace



Just replaced my right front bearing a second time. It's the only one ever replaced and I learned why they fail from a BMW service bulletin: harsh Impact with a road hazard not age or miles.

Anyhow I took a bunch of step by step photos and annotated the process and put them in a photo album. Make sure to enable captions to see what the steps were.

I started the photos after removing the hub. I used a slide hammer to remove the hub but I used a heavy weigh to help hold the knukle to reduce impact on the three ball joints attached.

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0SJ8GySPGgKVNf

That's the album. You can post comments on individual photos if you have questions.

It took me a few hours to do the job but it always takes twice as long when documenting and it was stupendously warm the day I did this so I started exhausted.



The old bearing showing obvious signs of overheating
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:46 AM
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Great work and write-up Andrew. Very helpful to our members!
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Now that is ingenuity.



Seriously we need a part list for that press you made. That is worth its weight in gold.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:24 AM
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The press is the kit from harbor freight just drilled out to 1" and an 8" grade 8 fine thread bolt.

I've seen people hobble together what they need from some generic plumbing hardware like cast iron flange etc… the trick is the 1" bolt.. 3/4" bolt is worthless to get the old bearing out. I've stripped out 3 or 4, 3/4" threaded rods in the process of changing a few of these, but as you can see in the video it literally took 1 minute of impact with the right tool to push out the old bearing. Putting the new one in took maybe 4 or 5 because i did it by hand and it takes a good number of turns to get that turned in.
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update: i found a kit on amazon that has a 7/8 grade 8 drive bolt.. that will be strong enough to push an x5 bearing:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JBK2OJO

The usual push rod is at best grade 5 and is good for 24,000#, the 7/8 grade 8 in this kit is good for 46,000# and is plenty to pull any x5 bearing…

I would replace the goofy nut that comes with the kit with some real grade 8 nuts.. they have a 'long nut' so you can get a wrench on when it's deep in a hole; better to use a long socket.

It took over 33,000# to remove some of my bearings and typically up to 20,000# to install. A frozen bearing on a hot day took about 12,000# to install. This is the upgrade that has been needed to make these kits not self-destruct.
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