Since the rotor had some light rust on it where it mounted to the hub, we cleaned up the rust with a Scotchbrite pad and applied a thin layer of anti-seize compound to the mating surface. I wedged a screwdriver into a vane of the brake rotor and supported it against the brake caliper bracket. Luckily, no one was hurt, and no damage was incurred, but it could have been bad. It is held on by two bolts. Be careful not to separate the front and rear inner races while installing as you might introduce grit into the new bearing and that might cause an early demise. All of our performance parts are those we would and do! A mechanic that came by to give me a hand said the axle was not compromised and told me to smoove over the bur with my dremel. You will need to replace the locking nut as it cannot be re-used.
We used a standard three-jaw bearing puller to pull the hub off. Your future self will thank you. Finally, the bearing seized up and the wheel locked up while the car was at speed. Be sure to replace these asap to prevent possible damage to the hub or steering issues. This is a photo from our E36 M3 where the inner race of the bearing stuck to the spindle. Now re-install the retaining nut, but do not tighten it right now.
Now look at the back of the brake calipers. We include 4 wheel bolts if selected. The only thing occupied at that hour was a bakery, and I knocked on the door, begging for some of the string used to tie cake boxes closed. With over two decades of parts, service, and racing experience under our belt, we provide only quality performance and replacement parts. Typically, the circlip can be re-used but we offer it in case you would like to replace it. Applying force to the outer portion of the bearing can cause the inner and outer race to separate.
Be sure to read included information and disclaimer. What it amounts to, if you have a 1-foot-long wrench handle, is being able to tell the difference between lifting 77 lbs and lifting 88 lbs and between 88 and 99. I just tighten them until my dinky arms can't turn any more. Threw on the donut wheel, called a tow, brought it back to the service shop and i guess they're working it out. Have an assistant apply the brakes and torque the axle-retaining nut to 214 ft. If you even suspect they won't endure then now is the time to put new ones on. Here is the shiny new bearing waiting to go in.
Now re-install the caliper retaining clip one the front of the calipers. This especially goes for the rear wheels that rely on the dust shield to mechanically anchor the parking brake retainer springs - a point of failure that will demand your attention and some lateral thinking to remedy. These cards are a Bimmertools Exclusive! Press brake pedal a few times to re-engage brakes 10. The first step to taking the brake caliper off is to remove the rattle clip. Installation: Contact face 2 of wheel bearing and swivel bearing and the threaded bores 1 must be clean and free of grease.
For smaller parts or anything directly related to safety, I always use a torque wrench. Put the wheels back on and install the lug bolts but do not tighten now lower the car and tighten the lug bolts in a criss-cross pattern. These sounds increase in frequency as speed increases and will get louder as you turn the wheel and put load on the worn side. Duct taped the loose distributor cap to the sides of the valve cover only thing I had with me. We stuffed a socket or two in the center of the spindle to give the bearing puller something to push against.
We had recently tackled this same job on our E36 M3, and the process is very very similar. Install the dust cap blue by centering it up on the hub and then tapping the center of the cap to push it onto the hub. The new hubs will come with the bearings already pre-installed. Knock this tab back with a screwdriver and a mallet. Pry off the dust covers with a screwdriver and then get a 7mm allen wrench or allen socket on the bolts. This is done by first removing the small Allen head set screw in the front of the rotor. Be careful not to cut through the race completely, since you can damage the spindle if you go all the way through.
It is hard to get a camera in to take a photo of it, but follow the wire and you'll find it. Remove brake disk brake line remains connected , refer to Brakes and Traction Control; Disc Brake System. The bearings on both sides came off cleanly this time, but sometimes the inner race will stay stuck on the spindle. Be sure to replace these asap to prevent possible damage to the hub or steering issues. While twisting tightly with a pair of pliers, we worked the bearing puller and the jaws didn't slip off the race.
The holes are typically countersunk when the rotors are new, which reduce the stress concentrations, and help to evacuate dust. When wheel bearing begin to fail you normally will here a squeaking or grinding noise or sometimes feel a slight amount of vibration in the steering wheel. There was lots of tire smoke and plenty of steering correction, and a soiled pair of underwear later, the car came to a stop in the middle of the busy road. The torque setting was so high that the studs pulled out of her rotor. Brace on hexagon socket if necessary. The breaker bar I used is about 1 meter long.