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#1 (permalink) Old 06-16-2004, 08:49 PM
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Alright i have a 1990 325i. Lately i have been noticing this rattling sound coming from the left rear wheel. So today i took off the wheel and checked the anti rattle clip and all the wires runnin down around the wheel like brake sensor etc.., nothin seemed loose. So i gave the rotor a few bangs with my fist and sure enough there came the sound. It's not the wheel bearing because those were recently replaced. I am gunna take off the wheel and rotor and look inside there. Do you guys have any idea what the noise could be? Also do u know where i could find a diagram of all the parts of the hub assembly-That would be great-Thanks

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E-brake may have came apart.
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My E brake does not work so that could be a possibility, I still think that its inside the Hub, you know where the rear axle hooks to the wheel, i don't know... have to do some investigating i guess ghead

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isnt the Ebrake in the rear?

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might be ur suspension, bushings or something. I got a 91 318i its read bushings are gonig out, and it kinda makes a rattling sound.

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Do u have to take apart the suspension to see the bushing or are they visible. I dont really know what the noise is from, i will probably take apart the hub still

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honestly Im not exactly sure..I just know its teh bushings...cause my dad said so...he was a mechianic...so Ima trust what he says...I think you would need to take somethings apart..buy a book on your car...uhm I forget the name... asdk someone whats the best BMW book...i cant think of the name...but buy one of those.

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I have a BMW shop manual and a haynes manual which sucks, but the shop manual shows very descriptive pictures and tells you aboput everything, hopefully i can get the noise to disappear.

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even if your ebrake is not working, the spring may still be there.
my oncle with his 535i had the exact same problem.

If it is a metalic ratle, there is you answer,
remove the rear disk, you will see the mecanism for the ebrake
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Yea i figured it out. It was the e brake. It was this little metal thing that when u pull on the e brake it tightens the pads. I tightened it up and the rattle is gone... Thank God.. it was starting to piss me off.

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asdk someone whats the best BMW book...i cant think of the name...but buy one of those.
Bentley Manual.



Indispensible if you do ANY of your own work on your bimmer. The Haynes sucks, and I haven't ever seen a Chilton's for our cars.

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