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Old 02-25-2009, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rubbing Noise Caused by Parking Brake/Spring Kit?

Regarding: Rear passenger side wheel/axle

I had the bearings replaced in that wheel last year. Then went for an alignment. Car still didnt feel right, and there was a definite squeak and abrasive noise while moving, kinda of metallic. The guy told me when my bearings were bad, the wobble of the wheel (and it was wobbly back then) caused the rotors to bend and now it was warped and brushing, making the metallic brushing noise.

So I got new rotors and pads, had them replaced a few months ago, and now the noise is significantly less, but there is still an audible metallic squeak from some rubbing still. I called my mechanic about that and he said he forgot to tell me, but there was a problem with my parking brake, and it needs to be replaced, along with a spring kit.

Is this a reasonable diagnosis, and if so, where can I order these parts to take to him? Autohauz replied and said they dont carry this stuff... Thanks!
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It might be a long shot, but I was having the same problem of a rubbing noise.. it turned out to be a bent axle (I did know the car was hit in the wheel before I bought it so I wasn't surprised)

Other than that, jack it up if you're up for it and see if the caliper is rubbing. If not, it's probably your ebrake.
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this is a reasonable diagnosis & Bimmerzone.com has the kit.....



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It seems now the noise comes more when I apply the regular brakes... when I apply the ebrake, no change in sound whatsoever... Also sometimes i feel like my brakes are squeaking, and it hasnt even been 7-8 months since my front replacement and less than that for the rears... the rears i bought myself from that Arizona place, so it should be fine, so do I assume it is Firestone that used cheapies, and is that squeaking within a year's time enough to go complain?
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It seems now the noise comes more when I apply the regular brakes... when I apply the ebrake, no change in sound whatsoever... Also sometimes i feel like my brakes are squeaking, and it hasnt even been 7-8 months since my front replacement and less than that for the rears... the rears i bought myself from that Arizona place, so it should be fine, so do I assume it is Firestone that used cheapies, and is that squeaking within a year's time enough to go complain?
I have had the same issues with OEM semi-metallic's I know that they will squeal somewhat, & especially if the anti-squeal compound is not applied.

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