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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 02-08-2014, 03:58 PM
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Exclamation 530xi drive shaft turning on Park

I am trying to remove the front drive shaft on my 2006 530xi to change the transmission fluid. I have it up on 4 jack stands, all 4 wheels off the ground and the transmission on Park. How can I keep the driveshaft from turning? I thought that having it on P would do the trick, but all 4 wheels turn as son as I try to undo the driveshaft screws

Any ideas??

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Old 02-08-2014, 04:31 PM
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Jam a screwdriver or pry bar in the u joint to hold it
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:59 PM
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ok, that makes sense. I'll give it a try..
Why doesn't putting the transmission on P lock the drive shaft?
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