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Old 08-14-2005, 10:40 AM
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Rearend Under Surgery, Need Help

Taking the rear end apart prematurely to fix trailing arm.

Got the exhaust down and am looking at the driveshaft removal.

Bentley recommends part # 26 1 040 a "Clamping Sleeve" to remove the driveshaft. Is this a must have or is there something else I can ghetto-rig to work? It's Sunday so BMW is closed, le sigh.
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:19 AM
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Pull the hand brake on hard so you can loosen the driveshaft bolts. While some may argue this method could damage the differential, don't believe it. It can handle a lot more force than you could put on it with a box wrench.
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Old 08-14-2005, 03:44 PM
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Suh-weet. I'll give that a try after dinner

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:03 AM
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Well, gordon just jammed a big pry bar in there and held the driveshaft still while we used a breaker bar. It worked out nicely. No problems.

Shawn marked each one with a different color marker, so the re-install was super easy.
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Quote:
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Pull the hand brake on hard so you can loosen the driveshaft bolts. While some may argue this method could damage the differential, don't believe it. It can handle a lot more force than you could put on it with a box wrench.
My method, as well.
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:06 PM
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New question --- Trying to remove parking brake cables - it's stuck on something. I undid the adjustment nuts inside the handbrake and took apart the whole rear assembly, but they will not come out of the guides.

Hrelp?

Edit: Nevermind, whatever machine assmebled the parking brakes on my build jacked up one of the cables and the laminate was all mucked up. It's out.

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