BMW 3 of the E46 series

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

BMW 3 of the E46 series
+ BMW 3 Cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Electric equipment of the engine
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
- Coupling and power shafts
   + Coupling
   - Power shafts
      Removal and installation of power shafts
      Replacement of a protective cover of a power shaft
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

Replacement of a protective cover of a power shaft


1 Remove a power shaft and clear it.

2 Cut bokorezam a collar of fastening of a cover of the internal hinge.

3 Remove by means of a drift a locking cover from a hinge ring.

4 Remove a cover from a ring of the hinge and remove it on a power shaft.
5 Erase a rag greasing from the hinge.

6 Part with nippers a lock ring and remove it.

7 Vypressuyte a power shaft the corresponding tool-1-from the internal hinge of equal angular speeds-2-. Thus the holder of the hinge has to lie on the support plate-3-.

8 Check existence of damages and dirt in the hinge. If necessary replace the hinge. Whenever possible do not disassemble the hinge.
9 Clear the hinge for what it needs to be sorted. In this case mark at an end face the provision of a nave of the hinge, a separator and the hinge relatively each other.

At assembly of the hinge observe special purity.

10 Remove an internal cover (the party of a check point) through a power shaft.
11 If necessary cut cover collars on the external hinge and remove a cover through a power shaft. Watch that dirt did not get to the hinge.


When replacing covers use a repair kit. At cars with big run it is recommended to replace the second protective cover also.

12 Carefully clear the hinge in a collected state.

13 Put on new covers. Thus close sharp edges of a power shaft the corresponding plug or stick with a tape not to damage covers at putting on.

14 Fill the hinge with new special greasing.

Greasing is in a repair kit "A protective cover".

15 Put the internal hinge on a power shaft.

16 Establish with the tightening adaptation-1-in a vice.

17 Napressuyte the hinge against the stop by means of the corresponding pipe-2-.
18 Remove the tightening adaptation.
19 Put a new lock ring by means of nippers, watching its correct situation in a groove.
20 Fill external and internal hinges and protective covers with special greasing of 80 g. Watch that dirt did not get to hinges.
21 Grease with a thin layer of Curil T or Stucarit Dicht-Gel 309/4 sealant sealing surfaces of a locking cover. Establish a cover.
22 Grease with a thin layer of Curil T or Stucarit Dicht-Gel 309/4 sealant sealing surfaces of a cover of covers. Establish a cover.

23 Fix a cover on a cover by means of a collar and nippers, for example, of HAZET 1847-1. Watch that the lock of a big collar lay between two openings of the hinge.

24 Put on a cover of the external hinge and fix it on big diameter.
25 Pull covers through a thickening on power shafts and fix collars.
26 Establish into place power shafts.