2001 BMW X5 axle replacement

Tiny
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  • 2001 BMW X5
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
Is there any special way to install these axles right and left sides or is this straight forward like any other cars
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larry
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 12:23 PM

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Tiny
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The difference between BMW and others is the inboard joint, you will need to remove the bolts holding the two flanges together.
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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[quote="gtosmine"]Transmission problem
2001 BMW X5 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 95000 miles

these axles do not have flanges it seams to me they just pull out there is nothing holding them in
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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Then it's OK to pop it out, BMW used them when I was working on em. Few years back!
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 12:48 PM
Tiny
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[quote="gtosmine"][quote="gtosmine"]Transmission problem
2001 BMW X5 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 95000 miles

do these axles go in any special way
thanks
larry
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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When you remove the old one you will see a lock ring in a groove at the inner end. They just push in.I used a dead blow hammer, it's a sand filled plastec hammer, it causes no damage to the metal.
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Sunday, January 27th, 2008 AT 9:38 AM

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