1994 BMW 325 drive shaft

Tiny
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  • 1994 BMW 325
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 192,000 MILES
I have an e36 that I am replacing the clutch on. I forgot to mount the rubber dampener before installing The transmission. The chilton's manual shows the bolts alternating direction around the dampener. I cannot do this with the trans installed, lacks clearence. 1. Can I mount the dampener with the 6 bolts all facing the same direction? 2. Will removing the rear shaft nut allow me to remove the flange at the rear of the transmission?
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 2:05 AM

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Tiny
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There is enough room to get the flex disc in there, push the driveshaft back, it is on a spline shaft and will push back far enough to get the disc in there.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
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The trans is in the drive shaft is out. The flex disc is out. There is a yoke with 3 bolt slots on the shaft of the trans. The haynes manual shows the bolt heads alternating position. I cannot feed the bolts for the flexplate through the bolts lack clearance. All six can be fed through the flex disc with all 6 nuts facing the transmission, Will this really matter or will removing the trans shaft nut also remove the yoke. See original submission.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
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I get what you are saying now. The bolts can go in from the back, it will be fine. Also notice the disc is directional.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 9:20 PM
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My second problem is I may have forgotten the orientation of the flex disc. Can you give me some advice on the proper orientation? And will removing the rear trans nut also remove the yoke that the flex disc is mounted to. I have the tools but am a bit reluctant to loosen it up then reloctite the nut if it doesnt remove the flange that the flex disc bolts into.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 9:27 PM
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There is no need to take the flange off. The disc has darts or arrows on it. These are to be lined up with the flange, in other words, put the bolt in the hole and in the direction of the darts and then into the flange.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 9:43 PM

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