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Old 10-13-2004, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My E36 323 Coupe Auto has recently started to make a grinding noise when braking, but only at very low speeds.

I recently fitted a new set of Brembo Max front discs and new pads, so i don't thing it's the warped disks. The grinding started well after i fitted the discs.

I've also noticed a vibration when braking a high speed.

I don't know if it's related but I also get the grinding noise when on a hard steering lock (worse left than right).

I'm at a loss for what could be causing this, anyone have any experience or ideas.

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I'm not saying that you would have done the same, but I know someone who fitted new discs and pads and had similar problems. Turned out he'd put one of the pads in the wrong way around.

Scored the hell out of the disc/rotor mind.

Just a thought that's all

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Old 10-13-2004, 03:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks,

Had the Discs fitted at the garage the last time I had it in for a service. I'll have a look though....You never know.

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I had the same problem too after I changed the rotors and kept the brakes. when i brake at low speed (like 5km/h) it gives me a terrible noise that sound like truck compression braking. And it's so loud!

can anyone help?
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I recently changed the front brake discs and pads on my BMW 328i Convertible for some Brembo Sports.

I had the same sound coming from my front wheels - it turned out that i hadn't tightened the bolts - they were only hand tight, so maybe u could have the same trouble.
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I don't get how you could possibly have the brake pads installed the wrong way. There is a clip that goes into the piston on one side and it only goes in one way. The hooks on the ends of the pads will line up according to the shape of the caliper.

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Breif Update.....

Finally had enough of this grinding, took my car in to the garage and had the Disks looked at.......They were worped so they replaced them under warranty along with the pads. It's now 4wks later and I don't seem to have any re-occurance.

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