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    Prop Shaft Flex Joint Replacement

    Hi All,

    So.. I left work a couple days ago, as i pulled away there was a horrific amount of banging underneath! i managed to get the car back to the car park (alot of struggling with the wheels locking and such). Anyway after looking underneath it today (been very busy!) i found that the prop shaft has came completely away from the flex joint and the flex joint is destroyed! Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what i can do about this, or if anyone knows what i will need to repair. It looks an absolute pain in the rear to get too. i have access to a pit and was hoping to do it myself with help from some of my more mechanically minded friends! Any help or advice is much appreciated. Thank you.

    Jamie.

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    Not that hard to get to, and for your info it is a 12 point m10 socket you will need, never heard this before on these, BMWs suffer from it quite bad

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    Thanks for your reply, from underneath i struggled to get my fingers close to it, can i remove anything to have better access? also, any idea where i can get a flex joint from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo2013 View Post
    Thanks for your reply, from underneath i struggled to get my fingers close to it, can i remove anything to have better access? also, any idea where i can get a flex joint from?

    Thanks.
    you have to remove the sub frame, and unbolt half shaft. You need the rubber piece, and one inner piece, that I don't know the name, it's the shaft guide
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