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Front Brake Clip issue?

I have been experiencing a squeal from the front right brake caliper which on inspection turned out to be coming from the disc making contact with the fingers on brake clip (part 3) RealOEM.com BMW E38 740iL Front wheel brake-Brake pad sensor
The fingers appear to have folded away from the caliper and been scouring the disc surface. Has anyone ever seen or experienced this before, or have any explainations about the cause?
What is the function of this clip (I am assuming that isn't to scour the disc surface. )


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I have been experiencing a squeal from the front right brake caliper which on inspection turned out to be coming from the disc making contact with the fingers on brake clip (part 3) RealOEM.com BMW E38 740iL Front wheel brake-Brake pad sensor
The fingers appear to have folded away from the caliper and been scouring the disc surface. Has anyone ever seen or experienced this before, or have any explainations about the cause?
What is the function of this clip (I am assuming that isn't to scour the disc surface. )
Hey! Brettski.......I am betting it just came loose, it is a brake pad retaining/anti-rattle clip........I guess with age they lose their tension.......& come loose.

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So I should replace this clip then? It doesn't seem to make contact with the pad at all, but its a little hard to see the face of the pad and disc clearly.

What brand of replacement disc should I be looking at? The disc has got a reasonable scour in the outside face, but still plenty of undamaged face to grip onto.


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So I should replace this clip then? It doesn't seem to make contact with the pad at all, but its a little hard to see the face of the pad and disc clearly.

What brand of replacement disc should I be looking at? The disc has got a reasonable scour in the outside face, but still plenty of undamaged face to grip onto.
Yes replace the clip, if the scarring is not that bad, maybe just have the rotor (disc) turned down, (cut)

ATE & BALO to name a couple, Autohausaz.com & TurnerMotorsport.com carry them..........ESC Tuning carry The UUC plain brake rotors.


BMW E38 740iL M62 4.4L > Search > Rotor > ES#1895885 PLAIN FRONT - OEROTORF1251PLAI

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