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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:53 PM
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i unscrewed the driveshaft but its not coming out...why? do i need to take the exhaust off or can i leave it on? on my 01 325i
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:15 PM
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How did you even get to the drive shaft without taking the exhaust off? The answer is yes you do. And what did you unscrew the drive shaft off of? What is the DIY you are doing?
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:18 PM
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i unscrewed it from tranny...removing my clutch
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:22 PM
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:29 PM
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I have an auto trans so i wouldn't be much help on this, hopefully someone shaft can chime in soon
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:31 PM
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im gotta take the exhaust off...i tried avoiding that step
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:32 PM
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If I recall correctly there is still a shaft in the middle of that rubber coupler thing you unbolted, coming out of the transmission I think. So to separate the driveshaft there you have to move it back an inch or two, which is easier if the center support is unbolted from the car. Which is above the exhaust and exhaust shield... it's been a while but I think that's what's holding you up.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:08 PM
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haha i just did that and then read this
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