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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by mrclean@Jun 23 2005, 07:49 PM |
A trick that my dad taught me awhile ago, was to put the old pad into the caliper slot, then use a piece of wood and compress the caliper piston by pusing the wood against the old pad. Hopefully its not seized though.
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| Originally posted by nookatee@Jun 24 2005, 07:24 AM |
Thanks for the help guys. I am certain now that the caliper is seized. The rotor and pads that came off of that wheel were pretty well destroyed and, the reason i was changing the rotors at all actually, was that everytime I slowed down, it felt like i was going over some bumps (i.e. crazilly warped rotor). Also, the e-brake assembly, which i've changed by now, wasn't exactly in top shape. I had a hard time getting the rotor off because it was stuck to the e-brake assembly.
New caliper it is. Does anyone know where I can get one? Unfortunately i need it pronto so it's gotta be an actual store, not online. I live outside of Boston.
thanks a million guys. super helpful.
PS. I don't usually buy my parts from autozone. I was just in a pinch because i needed the pads in a hurry.
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