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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Aug-04-2008, 07:30:00 PM   #11
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thanks for the replies, sounds easy enough. Besides the socket to remove & install and barring puller are any other specialty tools needed?
A flathead screwdriver, and ideally a chisel. Remember to buy a replacement nut and replacement dust covers. You don't *need* these, but it's better to replace them now. (Becuase you want them fresh if you ever have to reuse them.)
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Maybe these will help. I knew the Bentley would come in handy, for someone....I just haven't had the need yet. At least it's not collecting dust!
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Old Tue, Aug-05-2008, 03:39:35 AM   #13
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wtf, why do they want you to pull the ABS sensor?
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WRONG.
oopps..my bad..haven't done those in awhile.
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Maybe these will help. I knew the Bentley would come in handy, for someone....I just haven't had the need yet. At least it's not collecting dust!
thanks, i need to get one of those.
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what are the symptoms of a bad wheel bearing?
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A flathead screwdriver, and ideally a chisel. Remember to buy a replacement nut and replacement dust covers. You don't *need* these, but it's better to replace them now. (Becuase you want them fresh if you ever have to reuse them.)
good point, the nut and dust covers are only a few bucks. the size socket for the hub nut is 46mm as I had to go to a specialty tool store becasue sears didn't have them that big. also, check the torque specs on the nut...I forgot and don't have my bently handy so you need a torque wrench too. good luck
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Maybe these will help. I knew the Bentley would come in handy, for someone....I just haven't had the need yet. At least it's not collecting dust!
that bently will come in handy and a good resource for DIYers.
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what are the symptoms of a bad wheel bearing?
You can't miss them: The most obvious is a grinding noise that will get louder as the bearing gets worse. It will be louder tuning in the direction opposite the side the bad bearing is on.

You may also be able to jiggle the wheel when it's off the ground. These are the two most obvious signs I'm aware of.
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