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This replacement procedure can be used for:
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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 Z8 Roadster (E52) and other BMW models
How to change Wheel bearing kit on BMW Z8 E52 4.9 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Wheel bearing kit
How to change Wheel bearing on BMW Z8 E52 4.9 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Wheel bearing
Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW Z8 (E52). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
HEX bit no.H6.
HEX bit no.H7.
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Impact screwdriver
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW Z8 (E52). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your BMW Z8 (E52) 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 Z8 (E52).
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW Z8 Roadster (E52) 4.9 2001 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW Z8 (E52). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on BMW Z8 E52 4.9 2002 - download illustrated guide
    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 9
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW Z8 (E52). 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. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on BMW Z8 E52 2002 4.9 by yourself
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 13
    Z8 Roadster (E52) 4.9 2003 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  14. Step 15
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 16
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use an impact screwdriver.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Wheel Bearing on BMW Z8 E52 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the brake disc.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW Z8 (E52). Tip:
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace BMW Z8 Roadster (E52) 4.9 2001 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Clean the wheel hub fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 19
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    Unscrew the wheel hub axle nut. Use a combination spanner #18.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Wheel Bearing on BMW Z8 Roadster (E52) 4.9 2003 by yourself
    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit. Use a hammer.
  20. Step 21
    How to remove BMW Z8 4.9 2000 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  21. Step 22
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    Install the new wheel hub with a bearing.
  22. Step 23
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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 Z8 (E52). Tip from AUTODOC:
    The wheel bearing unit must not tilt on the axle pin.
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