Noisy front wheel bearing

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Noisy front wheel bearing

Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:22 am

Drivers side front wheel bearing getting noisy, anybody done one of these who can give some guide's would be very greatful
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Re: Noisy front wheel bearing

Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:55 am

The ‘official’ instructions are here:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e53- ... le/GME1mhZ

.....and seem to need special tools to pull the old bearing out. YouTube may have some simpler options without buying their tools, but it does look as if you need a puller of some sort.
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Re: Noisy front wheel bearing

Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:08 pm

I had both my front wheel bearings changed on my E53 by an indy. They were quite difficult to do and they broke their puller attempting to do them. They had to go to a local HGV repair garage to use their heavy duty puller.
Pleased I didn't try to do them myself :)
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Re: Noisy front wheel bearing

Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:30 am

Tonnes of info. on this task over at https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5- ... g-r-r.html :thumbsup:

And yeah, you're going to need quite a few special tools, including something like this...

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