E30 series BMW 3

since 1983-1994 of release

Repair and car operation

+ 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 switch of coupling
   9.7. Working cylinder of coupling
   9.8. Air removal from a coupling hydraulic actuator
   9.9. Coupling details
   9.10. Driveshaft
   9.11. Elastic coupling
   9.12. Average support
   9.13. Kardannye hinges
   9.14. The forward aligning plug
   9.15. Driveshaft CV JOINT
   9.16. Semi-axes
   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 a leading gear wheel of a reducer
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Running gear
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Good advice


9.10. Driveshaft


The driveshaft and reducer (the main transfer with differential)

1. Elastic coupling
2. Kardanny hinge
3. Average support
4. The plug of sliding shlitsevy connection
5. Kardanny hinge
6. Back section of the driveshaft
7. Torsion of a reducer support
8. Semi-axis flange
9. Fastening places 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 tank guards. On a part of cars to a beam the socket of the sensor of oxygen fastens. At removal of a beam do not damage sensor conducting. On late models from a check point of NR 22 type 4 establish on a check point a prop.
3. Unscrew a holder of a collar of shlitsevy connection on some turns.
4. Designate the mutual provision of a flange and the elastic coupling of a shaft of a check point and a driveshaft flange.
5. Unscrew nuts and bolts of fastening of a shaft from a check point, but a shaft do not separate.
6. Unscrew nuts and bolts of fastening of a shaft from a reducer of a back axis.
7. Having propped up a shaft, unscrew bolts of an average support.
8. Bend a shaft about an average support and remove from an aligning ledge on a check point flange. For expansion of working space it is recommended to pull together with shaft for a shaft of sliding connection, thus section of a shaft do not disunite.


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

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