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  1. 2003 E46 320d Saloon - Help Replacing Rear Brake Protection Plate?( FIXED ) 
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    I'm having to replace the protection plate on one of my rear brakes (item #4), its corroded where the 2 sprung loaded handbrake shoe location pins fit, they popped out earlier with a bump and grind



    I've taken a look at the plate and I'll have to order new from the $tealers but I'm not sure if I need to order any more parts and even if the plate will come off
    without removing the "drive flange hub" any hints and tips from you guys in the know???

    Thanks for looking
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    The hub has got to come off to get the back plate off....
    Make sure you order a new rear hub nut as these are one use only, and the 10mm bolts that hold the backplate on....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    The hub has got to come off to get the back plate off....
    Make sure you order a new rear hub nut as these are one use only, and the 10mm bolts that hold the backplate on....
    Freakin bag of shite taking the piss,have to remove the hub cos I can't even get to the rear of the plate to place a makeshift washer behind the pins to stop em popping out

    Thanks for the info Steve, to save any confusion I assume the hub nut is item #4 in the diagram?
     
     

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    Yep. Number 4. You tap the end over to lock them in place. These are becoming a problem these backplates. I have seen a couple of these the last couple of weeks....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Yep. Number 4. You tap the end over to lock them in place. These are becoming a problem these backplates. I have seen a couple of these the last couple of weeks....
    Thanks again Steve

    Dare I ask "is the hub hard to remove?"

    feel much more confident sorting it out with top blokes like yourself offering invaluable advice
     
     

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    Well, the driveshaft can big a pig to get out of the hub. Keep the nut on the shaft and give it a tap with a copper hammer. I forgot to mention you may need a new wheel bearing after as on the E36 they collapse when trying to get the drive flange out....
    IIRC you have access to a press dont you? Its probably easier to remove the whole trailing arm to do it on a bench....
    The trailing arms are not bad to remove, just mark the bolts in the rear arm and the bolts holding the trailing arm into the floor as they adjust the rear suspension geometry...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Well, the driveshaft can big a pig to get out of the hub. Keep the nut on the shaft and give it a tap with a copper hammer. I forgot to mention you may need a new wheel bearing after as on the E36 they collapse when trying to get the drive flange out....
    IIRC you have access to a press dont you? Its probably easier to remove the whole trailing arm to do it on a bench....
    The trailing arms are not bad to remove, just mark the bolts in the rear arm and the bolts holding the trailing arm into the floor as they adjust the rear suspension geometry...
    Yeh got a bench and replaced RTABs last month but I'm thinking all that is Wahay over my head Steve,
    think I'll take it to local garage as they've everything to hand and the experience.

    Any suggestions for bearing suppliers as they're a whopping £55 from $tealers
     
     

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    Euro car parts do these ones http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BM...436de5636&WBRK
    Half the dealer price but TBH I would only be fitting a bearing made by SKF of FAG. At least you know you are getting a decent bearing...

    Unfortunatly its gonna be one of those jobs, it will either go really easy or fight all the way...
     
     

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    Cheers for the link and all the info Steve, will way up most cost effective method tomorrow, might even try relocating the holes in the plate, and the h/brake shoes, for the pins.
    Its gonna be a hefty bill for 2 corroded holes, I'm skint an I only got paid yesterday
     
     

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    I managed to sort this issue without replacing the protection plate and saved myself the cost of removing the wheel hub and replacing the bearings

    dailydoggy put me onto some pressed washers which have been placed behind the corroded section of the plate and the sprung loaded handbrake shoe location pin fits in it,
    and its good enough to pass the MOT

    I bought them from the MG Owners Club item #19 4 washers delivered £5.32, also available from http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-17H4374

     
     

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