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This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 118 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 135 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 123 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 125 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 118 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front wheel bearing on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW E82. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket
Tap wrench
Vice
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW E82. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your BMW E82 car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW E82.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW E82. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  9. Step 9
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
  10. Step 10
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    Detach the ABS sensor connector.
  11. Step 11
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 12
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 13
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  15. Step 15
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 16
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 17
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  18. Step 18
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 19
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 20
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 21
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 22
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  23. Step 23
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  24. Step 24
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    Remove the control arms. Use a crowbar.
  25. Step 25
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  26. Step 26
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  27. Step 27
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    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber. Use a ratchet wrench.
  28. Step 28
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW E82 – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
  29. Step 29
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E82 2011 125 i Wheel Bearing
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  30. Step 30
    Place the steering knuckle assembled with the wheel hub in a vice.
    Step 31
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  31. Step 32
    How to change Wheel Bearing on BMW E82 2006 - free PDF and video manuals
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  32. Step 33
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    Remove the brake disc.
  33. Step 34
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    Clean the wheel hub fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  34. Step 35
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    Unscrew the wheel hub axle nut. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  35. Step 36
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    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit.
  36. Step 37
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    Clean the wheel hub mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  37. Step 38
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    Treat the wheel hub mounting seat. Use copper grease.
  38. Step 39
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    Install the new wheel hub with a bearing.
  39. Step 40
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    Tighten the hub. Use a drive socket #18. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 110 Nm torque.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW E82. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    The wheel bearing unit must not tilt on the axle pin.
  40. Step 41
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    Treat the hub where it contacts the brake disk. Use copper grease.
  41. Step 42
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    Install the brake disc.
  42. Step 43
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 9 Nm torque.
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