BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmissions
- 9. Coupling
   9.2. Specifications
   9.3. Coupling check
   9.4. Main cylinder of coupling
   9.5. Coupling pedal
   9.6. The blocking coupling switch
   9.7. Working cylinder of coupling
   9.8. Removal of air from a coupling hydraulic actuator
   9.9. Coupling details
   9.10. Driveshaft
   9.11. Elastic coupling
   9.12. Average support
   9.13. Cardan hinges
   9.14. The forward aligning plug
   9.15. Driveshaft CV JOINT
   9.16. Half shafts
   9.17. CV JOINTS and covers
   9.18. Epiploons of a reducer of a back axis
   9.19. Reducer of a back axis
   9.20. Epiploon of the leading gear wheel of a reducer
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Running gear
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Useful tips


9.10. Driveshaft


The driveshaft and reducer (main transfer with differential)

1. Elastic coupling
2. Cardan hinge
3. Average support
4. The plug of the sliding shlitsevy connection
5. Cardan hinge
6. Back section of the driveshaft
7. Reducer support torsion
8. Half shaft flange
9. Places of fastening to a cross-piece of a back axis
10. Driveshaft flange
11. Shlitsevy part of a shaft
12. Forward section of the driveshaft
13. The aligning plug

Removal and installation

1. Lift a car front.
2. Remove an intensifying beam, exhaust pipes and guards of a tank. On a part of cars to a beam the oxygen sensor socket fastens. At removal of a beam do not damage conducting of the sensor. On late models from 4 HP 22 KPP establish a prop on the check point.
3. Turn off a holder of a collar of shlitsevy connection on several turns.
4. Designate the mutual provision of a flange and the elastic coupling of a shaft of the check point and a flange of the driveshaft.
5. Turn off nuts and bolts of fastening of a shaft from the check point, but do not separate a shaft.
6. Turn off nuts and bolts of fastening of a shaft from a reducer of a back axis.
7. Having propped up a shaft, turn off bolts of an average support.
8. Bend a shaft about an average support and remove from the aligning ledge on a check point flange. For expansion of working space it is recommended to pull together with shaft for a shaft of the sliding connection, at the same time do not disunite section of a shaft.


On models with a quencher of fluctuations turn a quencher approximately on 60 ° and get from on a check point flange.

9. At removal of a shaft of the sliding connection for cleaning and lubricant put tags of mutual orientation. If tags are not put for any reason, then at assembly orient a shaft so that position of cardan hinges coincided. If after assembly the strong imbalance (emergence of vibrations) is found, then repeat dismantling and turn hinges on 180 ° from each other.
10. Installation is carried out upside-down taking into account the following. Combine the tags put when dismantling and tighten nuts with the set moment. At first fix a shaft from the check point, and then – on a reducer flange. Replace samopodzhimny nuts of fastening of a shaft on a reducer flange. Grease the aligning shaft details with molybdenic lubricant. Keep in mind that in connections of the driveshaft different bolts are used (class of a bolt is stamped on a head), which tighten with the specified moments.

11. Create a preliminary axial tightness in the bearing of an average support. For this purpose displace the bearing on 4–6 mm (on shaft from moving average a support) of or on 2-4 mm (on shaft without support moving average) from situation in which the bearing is completely unloaded and tighten bolts of fastening of a support with the set moment.