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Old 02-06-2014, 09:57 AM
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2008 328xi front wheel bearings

gonna swap them out as they are starting to make a growl noise, not sure what side but they both are going. Are they just press in bearings or a whole hub assy? for those that have changed them is it a DIY project or suggest have it done at a mechanic or stealership ?
if anyone has any pics that would be super. this is our 1st BMW if it was a Jeep I'm all in and doing it myself, as I have been doing stuff liek this on my Jeep for years, bearing hub assy's , axles, drive shafts, brakes ect....

easy job yes or no?

any links anyone can post for step by step instructions

thank-you in advance

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Old 02-06-2014, 10:23 AM
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http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...eplacement.htm

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870124

or google.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:34 AM
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so it is a bearing ONLY replacement even on the xi version? from what I was reading there or am I wrong. one link says bearing only and the other link says hub assy

this is great info thank-you very much
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:51 AM
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The i models have front bearings that are bolted in.

The xi or xDrive models are pressed into the knuckle like the rears.

I wouldn't call this a DIY.

Aside from a puller and press, you may run into the problem of the outer race being rusted into the knuckle. Quite common on this chassis, especially the rears.

I had to replace the whole knuckle on my 330xi when my driver's side, rear wheel bearing was failing because the outer race was so badly rusted in the knuckle.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:55 AM
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cheers.

drop it at the shop to get it fixed then. beside to effin' cold outside right now.
I got bearings though one of my suppliers that have a lifetime warranty, paid a bit extra for them but hey never have to buy them again.

thnx guys
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:55 AM
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I think all are hubs assembles now
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:57 AM
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gonna swap them out as they are starting to make a growl noise, not sure what side but they both are going. Are they just press in bearings or a whole hub assy? for those that have changed them is it a DIY project or suggest have it done at a mechanic or stealership ?
if anyone has any pics that would be super. this is our 1st BMW if it was a Jeep I'm all in and doing it myself, as I have been doing stuff liek this on my Jeep for years, bearing hub assy's , axles, drive shafts, brakes ect....

easy job yes or no?

any links anyone can post for step by step instructions

thank-you in advance

cheers
Both bearings going at once? Are you sure it's the bearings and not worn tire noise that can sometimes be mistaken for bad bearings?
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:21 PM
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I don't think it's a big deal from the e90 post DIY.
If you don't have a press, take the whole knuckle to a shop they'll be happy to swap the bearing for you for a 20-30.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:02 AM
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Both bearings going at once? Are you sure it's the bearings and not worn tire noise that can sometimes be mistaken for bad bearings?
I did think that but came to the conclusion the bearings...
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