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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 07-11-2016, 01:43 PM
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2002 330xi - Differential woes

Hello everyone I am working on my wife's 2002 330xi . I'm in the process of dropping the front differential with automatic transmission. The passenger side axle was a breeze, drivers side is out over three quarters of the way and is stuck. It seems to turn freely like the splines are disconnected but if you keep turning then the driveshaft turns again. I would hate to think i will have to try and drop both of them out together. Has anyone had this problem, any advise would be appreciated. Thank you
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:47 PM
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I've moved your question to our E46 3 Series forum, you'll get more help in here. What have you removed so far?

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=778306

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Old 07-11-2016, 02:04 PM
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Everything is off the struts and the passenger side axle came off no problem. I removed one sub frame bolt to take it to the hardware store tomorrow to hopefully match it up with four others but much longer to bring the frame down enough without having to detach it all together. And thank you for your response and forum guidance.
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