BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing grooved ball bearing in propeller shaft center bearing

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Driveline+Axles / Center console assembly / Replacing grooved ball bearing in propeller shaft center bearing

Special tools required:

  • 23 1 160
  • 33 3 202
  • 33 3 203

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Replace PROPELLER SHAFT CENTER BEARING

Press grooved ball bearing using special tool 23 1 160 out of center mount (1).

NOTE: Illustration shows E46.

Driveline+Axles

Coat rubber-coated bearing seat of center mount (2) with Circolight.

Use special tools 33 3 202/33 3 203 to press grooved ball bearing (1) into center mount (2).

NOTE: Illustration shows E46.

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