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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 catalyst.@Feb 10 2005, 10:59 PM |
If your braking and you feel a pulsation in the pedal, your rotors are warped.. if the steering wheel shakes (when braking) and there is no pulsation from the pedal, then it is most likely balljoints, jack your car up and try to kick a front wheel (with your foot) forwards or backwards and if it moves noticably alot then i bet its your balljoints.
| Originally posted by roguesniper1@Feb 11 2005, 06:00 AM |
LOL, look like E36 have very common problems. I had the same problem. But i didn't change jack shit. Got the car checked out from BMW and they wanted to replace ball joints, control arms and if the problems persisted a wheel bearing . So took it my mechanic, and then "LITTLE CAR SHOP". Turns out, I have a passenger side STICKY caliper. They cleaned the caliper, the car drove fine for a week or two, but now it is sticking again so I have to replace it. I am going to replace both front calipers. Brake pads are only 2 months old hawks HP plus and rotors are in excellent conditon, so just the calipers only.
So the lesson you can learn from me. Get your calipers checked out. I am not saying it is 100% target but so far what has been explained above, It is my hypothesis that your caliper might be sticking too. Otherwise get your wheel bearings checked out.
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