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My BMW 325i year 2007 Subject final drive unit: Can the pinion

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My BMW 325i year 2007 Subject final drive unit:
Can the pinion input shaft OIL SEAL be replaced without the having to remove the final drive unit.
Another issue: The ABS light is on all the time would this be a bad connection some where or some thing more serious.
The car has completed just 23500 miles and I purchased the car one week ago.
I'm engineer by trade so mechanical work holds no fear for me.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
You will need to remove the final drive to replace the seal.
The abs light COULD be a bad connection but 99.9% it is something more serious such as a failed sensor or control module
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Steve. Are you certain final drive needs removing to change seal. I have it on my car ramp now and there seems to be plenty of room to get at and change seal once propeller is removed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Have you received my further question sent today 12/11/2015 at 11:31
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
Please do not forget to CLICK ON a positive rating.
yes seal replacement calls for final drive removal
As the question has been answered, please kindly CLICK ON a positive rating