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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:11 AM
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645 Rear Wheel Bearing

Hi,

Anyone replaced the rear wheel bearing on a 6? If so is it a tricky job - any special tools needed or should I just let a garage do it?

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Old 08-22-2012, 05:43 PM
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Check the link below for the instructions. I would think it would be fairly easy! This is the online BMW repair manual!

http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/09/67/27

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Old 08-22-2012, 05:52 PM
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You need a special tool to pull the drive flange. I would not try this myself.

Drive Flange removal instructions.


Wheel bearing instructions.

After removing the drive flange you need to pull the bearing. From the mechanics I've talked to this can either be easy (the bearing drops out) or hard (bearing need to be pressed out and will be destroyed during the procedure).
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:21 AM
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Thanks Guys... the good news is that the problem turned out to be the lower ball joint.
Garage is doing it Today.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:55 PM
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Bump anyone do this job yet? Where can I rent / buy the special tools?
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:06 AM
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bump anyone? having trouble removing the drive flange
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