Check and replacement of kardanny hinges. BMW the 5th E28/E34 series (from 1981 to 1993 of release)
Repair of BMW E28 and series E34 from 1981 to 1993
1. Cars of the BMW brand of 5-series
2. Engine
3. Cooling system
4. Power supply system
5. Ignition system
6. Control systems of the engine and decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
7. System of production of the fulfilled gases
8. Coupling
9. Manual box of gear shifting (RKPP) and automatic transmission (AT)
10. Transmission line
10.1. General information
10.2. Removal and driveshaft installation
10.3. Check of work and replacement of the elastic coupling
10.4. Check and replacement of the central bearing
10.5. Check and replacement of kardanny hinges
10.6. Check and replacement of a lobby of the centering directing
10.7. Replacement of the hinge of equal angular speeds of the driveshaft
10.8. Removal and installation of power shafts
10.9. Check and replacement of CV JOINTS and their protective covers
10.10. Replacement of lateral epiploons of a case of differential
10.11. Removal and installation of a casing of differential
10.12. Replacement of an epiploon of a gear wheel
11. Steering and suspension bracket
12. Brake system
13. Body
14. Control body sizes
15. Heater and air conditioner
16. System of onboard electric equipment
17. Routine maintenance of the car
18. Size table and adjusting data
19. Schematic electric circuits
20. Governing bodies and operation receptions
21. System of onboard diagnostics - a principle of functioning and codes of malfunctions


10.5. Check and replacement of kardanny hinges


Wear of kardanny hinges is accompanied by emergence by vibration in transmission, noise during dispersal and a sharp metal gnash at disintegration of bearings.

Kardannye is easy for checking hinges on wear without driveshaft removal. For check of the back kardanny hinge try повращать a shaft, at the same time holding a transmission flange. Люфт between the driveshaft and forward or back flanges points to excessive wear.

If the driveshaft is already removed from the car, kardanny hinges can be checked, holding a shaft in one hand and turning the holder of a crosspiece or a flange another. If it is appreciable axial люфт, replace the driveshaft.


Kardannye cannot be repaired hinges in house conditions. Therefore in case of wear it is necessary to replace the driveshaft and hinges assembled.

Sometimes happens probably to exchange the driveshaft for the restored - consult at specialists of car-care center.

Procedure of removal and installation of the driveshaft is described in the Section Removal and driveshaft installation.

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