Rear Brakes - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-05-2004, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Salt Lake City Utah
Car:
Posts: 11
Photos:
tiremann34 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to tiremann34
Arrow

used I need to do rear brakes on my car and i was wondering if i really should replace the sensor. Or if there is any special tool required. I plan to use just BMW pad and rotors.
tiremann34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-05-2004, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Speedy-325is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Pole Position #1
Car:
Posts: 1,458
Photos:
Speedy-325is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Speedy-325is Send a message via MSN to Speedy-325is Send a message via Yahoo to Speedy-325is
nothing special is needed except for an allen/hex wrench and basic brain/motor skills. replacing the sensor is very recommended because pulling it off can break it so easily and u may never notice till the light turns on.
its only 12 bucks so u might as well do it while u r there.

just be careful w/ the clip on the outside of the caliper, they snap in 2 if u force them too much...

Mark
Speedy-325is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2004, 07:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Poquoson, VA
Car:
Posts: 591
Photos:
Bear is an unknown quantity at this point
Agree, it is an easy job. Brake sensors are inexpensive, I have done this both ways (replace /reinstall). As previosly stated be very careful removing the sensor from the pad (I use a small acrewdriver to start the sensor moving up) and it is then easy to grasp and remove for reuse. Also, gently reset the sensor in the pad, do not use too much pressure.
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2004, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
WOT in Reverse
 
jllphan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cashville, TN
Car:
Posts: 3,441
Photos:
jllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to jllphan
Yeah it's easy enough, there is a great DIY in the DIY section of the site, that's what it's there for.

My question is why do you mention rear only? Your front pads will undoubtedly wear out faster than your rears.

BTW, the sensor is pretty easy to tell as to whether or not it needs to be changed. There is one for the front and one for the back, and are coated with a ceramic type of coating. When it wears down, it sets off the warning light. If it's worn, change it. I bought front and rears, when doing mine, the rear didn't need it, so I took it back to my mechanic and swapped it for an oil filter :wink
__________________
jllphan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rattle From Rear Brakes Bigron 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 3 05-16-2005 12:20 PM
330xi Highway Miles, How Long Rear Brakes Last clydesdale 3-Series (E46, E90) 3 02-27-2005 03:39 AM
Brakes: Cost For Front And Rear? DrewsBlues 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 6 11-17-2004 11:07 AM
Rear brakes on E46 scud 3-Series (E46, E90) 3 12-07-2003 03:59 AM
Rear brakes and rotor help PaulD 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 09-11-2003 08:11 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.