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Old 04-21-2005, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, need help to find the answers to this questions. i own a 318i 1993 E36.

1. get a rear left "whoop whoop" when speeeding up.....then goes slightly at regular speed but returns when i slow down.. i just got new 18" rims..the sound went softer but now its back...its bloody annoying..

2. light in the instrument cluster is on..looks sumthing like this (O) (if i remember correctly). i think it might be related to the problem above.

3. i also sometimes get a petrol smell in the cabin when starting the car (intermittant problem)

If someone could help me with these problems it would be much appreciated!!!

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Hi, need help to find the answers to this questions. i own a 318i 1993 E36.

1. get a rear left "whoop whoop" when speeeding up.....then goes slightly at regular speed but returns when i slow down.. i just got new 18" rims..the sound went softer but now its back...its bloody annoying..

2. light in the instrument cluster is on..looks sumthing like this (O) (if i remember correctly). i think it might be related to the problem above.

3. i also sometimes get a petrol smell in the cabin when starting the car (intermittant problem)

If someone could help me with these problems it would be much appreciated!!!

Cheers!!

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1- I'd say your brake pads are worn to metal.

2- If the light looks like a broken circle that's the brake pad sensor telling you to replace the pads.

3- Look in the engine bay and underneath the car while its running. Maybe you have a leaking gas line.
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rear brakes were changed less half than a year ago....could it be CV joints or sumthing like that?
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No. Check front brakes too? Also if the brake's were replaced but didn't have OEM sensor's replaced at the same time, it'll cause this to come on. Do your brakes feel/sound fine?
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could be rear wheel bearing making that noise..
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brakes arent totally smooth. its sorda jerky abit as i slow down....hmmmm how much do the oem sensors go for?

what do you suggest in trying to fix the noise from the rears? should i just change the brakes and the sensor?
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yeah its your brakes. if ur braking and its wobblin

if noise is coming from rear, could be your tires rubbing the fender, you should roll the fenders. if u havent
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the mild gasoline smell when you start up is your catalytic converters taking a dump.
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