As shown in the link below, the rear wheel bearing itself is no. 2
The driveshaft flange listed on eurocarparts as 'e39 rear hub' is
part no. 1.
The procedure for replacing the wheel bearing indicates that you need
to pull off the flange, which f*cks the bearing - then you need special
tools to remove the remaining bearing bit from the flange, etc,
So, what I'm thinking is get a new bearing and new flange. Unbolt old
wheel bearing/flange assembly complete.....refit new one. Job's a good
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model Ý52&mospidG544&btnr3_0783&hg3&fg@]http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?mo...783&hg3&fg @
Any chance it could be that simple....or am I missing something?
The TIS procedure (not including the section for faffing about removing
bits of the bearing from the flange) ->