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Old 04-22-2013, 10:29 AM
bzowk bzowk is offline
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Amateur Mechanic - Should I Attempt Wheel Bearing Replacement on E53?

Good Afternoon -

I've got a 06 X5 (E53) 3.0 which I purchased about a month ago. I've had a few issues with it since with one of the 3 major ones being that the rear driver side wheel bearing needs to be replaced.

I've personally done minor things before like replace starters, water pumps, brakes, rebuilt a 54' Chevy (with help); but never a wheel bearing. I know I don't have all of the tools, but surely can loan any needed ones from AutoZone, right?

I found a couple of videos online, but nothing step by step for my specific model so far.

1. Given my estimated experience, should it be something I can do? How long should I plan for?

2. I'm going to purchase an OEM bearing - but - are there any other parts or non-tool items I'd need? (gaskets, oil, etc)

3. Any tricks for doing this that anyone can suggest?

4. Any steps or guides you know of which may help me better than others?

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