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Old 06-18-2019, 11:10 AM
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Hi folks, as the title states, I need to disconnect the drive shaft from the rear differential on a 2009 BMW 328i sedan, I'm towing the vehicle for like 160 miles and my mechanic advice is to disconnect the drive shaft from the rear differential to haul the car, my question is: will I need to remove the complete exhaust system to acomplish this job? any advice or diy? thanks in advance folks !
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Hi folks, as the title states, I need to disconnect the drive shaft from the rear differential on a 2009 BMW 328i sedan, I'm towing the vehicle for like 160 miles and my mechanic advice is to disconnect the drive shaft from the rear differential to haul the car, my question is: will I need to remove the complete exhaust system to acomplish this job? any advice or diy? thanks in advance folks !
Hello buddy, to remove the driveshaft you need to remove the exhaust. However, I'm pretty certain as I recall that you can get to the back of the driveshaft quite easily with the exhaust still installed. The exhuast just prevents you removing it completely, but should be no issues removing the rear bolts to the diff.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:43 AM
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Boy seems like a lot of trouble compared to getting a flatbed. Nobody in family has AAA to borrow?
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