Join Date: May 2006
Location: Clearwater , FL, USA
Checking rear wheel bearing play
When Checking rear wheel bearing play by
tilting the wheel I found a barely detectable rocking.
As soon as I found this (rear wheel play) I drained the rear drive fluid. It came out as clean as it went in. There are no leaks around the drive and everything else seems normal. The wheel spins freely, and there is no detectable rolling resistance.
I checked the BMW manual and it says to Shim? Or replace bearing (see below).
Anyone experienced similar issues?
Can this issue wait till next service in the fall, or is it a “must do now?”
Thanks in advance to al that reply.
(From BMW Manuel)
Checking rear wheel bearing play by
• Tilt the rear wheel to and fro across its axle.
• If play is detected, fit new shims to rear wheel
drive or replace bearings.