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Old 11-24-2012, 05:38 PM
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Having trouble getting the rear driveshaft out. Any tips? Nuts are off on both ends... Do I then drop the CSB? Then I pry from the rear? I'm not finding any write ups on this step. Thanks.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:53 PM
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I haven't pulled the DS from an X5, but on every other BMW I've done it on, it's necessary to drop the CSB first. Usually there's a centering pin that goes into the transmission's output shaft that's too long to let it come down without the slack in the shaft that comes with dropping the CSB.
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If i remember right this is what i did.
Obviously you unbolted it from both sides and the middle support. You have to push it towards the back back to be able to release the rear drive shaft from the TC first. Then you can pull it forward to detach the shaft from the rear differential. The constant velocity joint is pretty tight but push it slowly all around on the bolts and it should come off.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:09 PM
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Make marks on csb to put it back in the same place.
And yes , you have to lower it
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:35 AM
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Thanks for the great write up. Replaced my chain last night without removing the transfer case from the X.
Hi, can you please provide some details on how you did this without removing the entire case from the car?
I would appreciate your wisdom on this
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2003 X5 3.0 transfer case grinding extremely loud!

I will attempt to fix this on my own. after researching hours i have summoned my inner mechanic (again) and will bring down the transfer case rain or shine! will post results after!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:32 AM
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Good luck to you and feel free to reach out with any questions. I felt that all things considered, this is a "reasonable" repair, even for a novice mechanic like myself.
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It is easier than it looks. The real main key for this is preparation. Make sure u have all the tools and supplies needed in this diy. . Just go slow and easy cuz there are quite a bit of things u gotta pull off. I dropped the exhaust on my face and cut my face. Have fun!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:10 PM
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I will attempt to fix this on my own. after researching hours i have summoned my inner mechanic (again) and will bring down the transfer case rain or shine! will post results after!

Good luck, I need to replace my chain, I don't have any grinding noises thank god, just the metallic sound of the chain hitting the case now and again. I think I'm just going to replace the whole unit, I don't like the idea of having to split the casing and it doesn't use a gasket, if you get a leak you're screwed! I found a shop here in the Bay area that has a reman unit in stock for my 4.6, they also sell the modified shaft with the longer splines.
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Has anyone replace the chain without taking the whole transfer case out?
2002 3.0
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