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-Take off brake caliper
-Take off brake rotor
-Remove center cap hiding the bearing nut
-Remove nut holding bearing to knuckle - Need a larger breaker bar
-Remove bearing
-Replace with new bearing
-Replace with new bearing nut
-Replace with new cap


Bearing nut is 200lb-ft torque

Cross reference the E46 procedure. Not very difficult if you can change your own brakes. Hard part is borrowing the large socket and torque wrench capable of 200lb-ft
 

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Thanks for the info.
From what I can find so far, it is suggested to use a slide hammer to remove the hub, leaving the axle in place.
Then remove the snap ring and use some sort of 3 jaw puller to remove the bearing.
As i have never played with BMW's I can only guess all the bearing will need to be pressed either back in and or back on the hub during reassembly?
 

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Some DIY's use all these fancy pullers blah blah blah. My last front bearing just slid off the knuckle using my hand.

The rear bearings is a headache. Those require a slide hammer. Fronts normally just slide right off.
 
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