Wheel Bearing Removal With Harbor Freight Universal Tool BMW 3 Series Rear Front




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arsenio ovs: hi there,, I have 1999 BMW 323I. do you know what kind of tools I should use to replace my front crankshaft seal? what kind of tool I should buy to remove my crankshaft hub ?

Sandy Ipock: Ed, what is the size/diameter of the Large Bearing Separator that you use to remove the Hub?

Paul Morales: I wouldn't recommend hitting on the disk part of the rotor. I would only hot in the hub part

SouthernPrinceKenny: I just bought this adapter kit for my '93 325I but mine doesn't have 955-11. Mine is 955-13 thru 955-15 skips to 955-17 and up........ small ones 955-09... etc.... What will work with my Pittsburg 21 pcs. front wheel bearing addapter kit to do this job? My email adr is southerngentle_1 at yahoo dot come

kravmagadave: Great video man

paraglidermx: Ed don't answer questions...

Thomas A. Anderson: What if your vehicle has pressed in wheel studs?

ykmalachi: I have done close to 200 bearings and never done it this way. I always used the arbor press and a set of 3/4" drive large sockets.

Mirza Muhammad Umer Rafique: Hey bud, isnt this indentical to audi a4 20003 

Keith Vickers: Thank you SO MUCH for this video. I replaced a rear wheel bearing on my wife's 330i yesterday and those tools from Harbor Freight made the job easy-peasy!

Duncan Mac: You mentioned a cheap bearing from your last repair, perhaps you should consider that not using the proper tools had something to do with it's failure. Any thoughts?

gsantander100: Hello EdzGarage. Can an impact wrench be used on the bearing puller or would it cause damage?

sledge beast: Rockauto.com has the rear hubs(VALUE PRO Part # SPK250 ) for cheap 14.05 ea. & $10 S/H for both. I ordered them at the same time I ordered the bearings (FLENNOR Part # FR591037 {#33411130617)which were $25.79 ea & $8.26 S/H for both. Obvcourse the S/H is to my ZIP code. in KY...Yours may be slightly dif. The listing for the FLENNOR Bearing mentions "Part is designed for EU Market vehicles" But I cross checked the Dimensions and BMW OEM # They are an exact match in every way With the other brands, at double the cost, isted for that same OEM#! . Plus FLENNOR Provides new Snap Ring & New Nut! Side Note: I had never heard of FLENNOR but this is my first BMW so take that with a grain of salt. I decided to look em up. This was posted on FCPEuro about that brand "Flennor was founded in 1935 by Walther Flender, the main headquarters was and remains Dusseldorf, Germany" also Someone in a forum mentioned "Any experience with Flennor? It seems to be a German product but for some reason it's cheaper than FAG with better warranty" At least its not Chinese :)

Larry Pengilly: If your axle moves in and out of the BMW hub that easily, then the axle or hub is also suspect. 

Jose Francisco Medeiros: Great video, thank you for making it, I learned a few things. I have a 1998 BMW E39. On the E39 the rear bearing seems to be an assembly that bolts on RockAuto has a MOOG/NATIONAL Part # 512225 for about $60.00 each.

scott spencer: I took auto shop in high school in the early 70's before FWD cars. This is a totally different animal than what I was used too. I never had to do it before because the bearings never failed on any of my cars until now. I bought the harbor freight bearing adapter set and did it with no problems. I did have to cut the inner race off of the spindle with a dremel tool.The 150 pounds of torque on those spindle nuts was kind of strange though! Not used to that one.

Dorian Cervantes: Thank you sir for being very good with details.

Samantha Carapia: Hi Ed, Love your videos, was wondering if you had a video on how to take off the spindle so that i could take it to have my front hub bearing professionally pressed. I dont have a press kit, or a separator and it only cost 20 bucks to have them do it. Please help. thanks.

Mathew Festoff: Question. I am doing this on a 2003 Mazda Protege5. Being that it has lug nuts instead of lug studs do you have a suggestion on what to use with the bearing seperator to split it apart? I want to keep the whole assembly on the car as you did since this process seems easier and didn't require air tools. 

Brandon Hower: should use breaker bar :) nice video though!!

Timothy Brown: Is the bolt on that press kit??

Timothy Brown: Wht size 

erik61801: man ill need a whole `nother tool box for the euro cars *smh*

Jimmy P.: Thanks.

Rob Christie: FINISHED! After battling the HF bearing removal tool off of the bolt the mechanic and I went at again but this time with air tools. Bearing popped right out. Reversed everything back in and all done.Silence in my car is golden. Thanks Ed for your patience and wisdom. Gonna do the other side friday. Should go smooth this time.

kafulbright: Do you know the size of the receiving nut thing that goes on the outside? your right hand is on it at 9:49. I currently dont have a socket large enough for it, plus I broke my adjustable wrench on it lol. thanks!

DW Red: i have a huge dent puller with a wheel hub attachment 3 pulls and its off..

EdzGarage: Yes they do. I like that they have almost any tool you need. Thanks for the comment!

EdzGarage: Thanks for watching!

EdzGarage: Be careful as you hit the shaft with the hammer so you don't mushroom or distort the shaft. It's a tough shaft, but I thought I should mention it.

tgkgate: well, if you're brave, and have access to fine needles, you can potentially re-grease a sealed bearing, but you'll need to use a tiny dab of epoxy on the hole to seal it on the grease seal. i've done it a couple times in a serious pinch (like truck needs back on the road rfn).

Pedro de la Cruz Jr.: Just curious, why are the wheel studs missing?

EdzGarage: Very cool! I also made my own tool to this job. If you look on my channel you can see it. The main parts are found in the plumbing department.

EdzGarage: Michigan USA

John Clark: ED, are the rear bushes bearings etc on the E30 near identical to the E36/46? Just that HCB have a bushing removal/install kit for the E36/46 and I was wondering if it would also fit the E30? Thanks John

Andrew Lopez: Great video, thank you good sir!

EdzGarage: lol Thanks man. I do have air tools.

EdzGarage: Good job! There's more than one way to do this job.

ivanmazda100: Thanks for the video Ed. I bought the same tools and just finished my Audi tt today!! 2-28-13

clonephoon: Great video! Completed this job on a 09' 335i e90 today using the same tools. Pretty much the same process, however I had to disconnect three of the rear knuckle supports in order to bend down the knuckle and get the drive shaft out.

axenz axtiz: Fyi, all bearings comes with grease but its kind of dry hard and a little. Most mechanic remove it and re-grease it before putting it on wheel hub and it last more than expected.

Rob Christie: Ed just to give you an update. I got the axle shaft off with one more hit of the BFH after lowering the sway bar and the muffler. The hub came off after a little coaxing using the large bearing removal tool and 3 lugs. The snap ring was rusted on there...not fun...sliced my finger. Finally however, the HF bearing adapters got stuck while taking the bearing out and the bolt head on the inner cup of the bearing started to strip. I'm off to the mechanic on a tow truck this morning. Man 0 - Car 1

EdzGarage: Surely not my first mistake lol Besides, they're MY tools.

19thm56: In the early 1980's, I designed, and built a tool to remove pressed in wheel bearing. My tool design doesn't require various adapters to remove the bearing. I retired from the trade in 2008, but I still have the tool in collection.

Kenneth Ramos: Great info, i have to replace almost all these components on my 94 325is, would this be about the same? was also told to replace both/all at the same time...?

EdzGarage: Thanks for the comment!

photim: After watching this video, I went out and bought the same tools and was able to remove the bearings, it was quite simple. Thanks a lot for sharing this information! Just one tip for you guys if you're having trouble with the large bearing separator. I had to grind down the tapered part a little bit, so it would fit better in between the drive flange and bearing housing. This prevented it from walking back on me. Looking forward to installing the bearings and getting it back together soon.

Camp Freedom VT: Hi Ed, Good detailed video. What kind of camcorder are you using. I have to get a new one,but don't know what to get yet. Your videos seem to stay in focus and clear.

wafrederick: Problem with using a gear puller is you can warp the hub not being careful.The axle nut,you can take off with an impact,there are 12 point axle nut sockets out there which are impact grade.Hitting the hat of the rotor with a BFH is the better way.

EdzGarage: I had to loosen it and move it out of the way. I didn't remove the exhaust.
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Wheel Bearing Removal with Harbor Freight Universal Tool BMW 3 Series Rear Front