Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 323 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 328 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 316 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Cd, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Cd, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 316 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 323 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 323 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Wheel Bearing for 3 Coupe (E46) and other BMW models
How to change Wheel bearing kit on BMW E46 Coupe 330 Ci – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Wheel bearing kit
How to change Wheel bearing on BMW E46 Coupe 330 Ci – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Wheel bearing
How to change Cap, wheel bearing on BMW E46 Coupe 330 Ci – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Cap, wheel bearing
Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 46
HEX bit No.H6
Wheel impact socket #17
Tap wrench
Hammer
Impact screwdriver
Universal puller
3-Arm Gear Puller
Flat chisel
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your BMW 3 Coupe (E46) car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW 3 Coupe (E46)
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  5. Step 7
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 8
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.
  8. Step 10
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 11
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use an impact screwdriver.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the brake disc.
  11. Step 13
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    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  12. Step 14
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    Unstake the wheel hub retaining nut. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  13. Step 15
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    Unscrew the hub nut. Use a drive socket #46. Use a tap wrench.
  14. Step 16
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    Remove the fastening nut.
  15. Step 17
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    Remove the wheel hub together with the bearing. Use 3-Arm Gear Puller.
  16. Step 18
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    Pull the bearing inner race out of the wheel hub. Use a universal puller.
  17. Step 19
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  18. Step 20
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    Install the new wheel hub with a bearing. Use a drive socket #46. Use a hammer.
  19. Step 21
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    Install the fastening nut.
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