View Full Version : Removeing the Drive Train

06-21-2003, 03:48 PM
I've got two manuals and they both say two different ways.
Is there a simple straightforward way to get the complete drive shaft out?
I'm putting in a rebuilt performance motor in my 87 325is. It’s been a long going project, anyway I need to remove my trany, but first the drive shaft needs to come out.
I also have the damper on the end of the shaft and can’t figure how to remove.

Any Suggs?

Thanks in Advance.

06-23-2003, 03:21 AM
The bentleys manual has an accurate description to remove the drivetrain and final drive.

06-23-2003, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the reply,
I was giving up hope on this forum for support.
I have the Bentley and a Hayes; neither covers the Vibration Damper on removal.
Meaning, Yes they do say to remove the nuts from the flex coupling…………
But that’s it, I can get the nuts off the flex coupling, but the 3 remaining bolts that go through the vibration damper to the output shaft of the transmission is imposable to get at.
What I mean is, the nuts (self locking) are recessed behind the damper. There is approx 3/8 of an inch between the damper and the transmission. You can’t get a wrench in there to get a hold of a nut!

Holy Shit am I stumped!

Any Ideas?

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