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Re: sounds like screwed up rotor and pads. (archive)

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Posted by Rob/chicago on November 27, 1999 at 11:56:05:

In Reply to: Brake Vibration Info? Please take a look (long) posted by phil on November 26, 1999 at 23:14:01:

: If your rotors have warped or your pads aren't seated properly, your car will shake during the imfamous 45-65 braking speed. Ck. to see if your car wants to tug a certain direction along with the vibration.

Hey guys, my car is at my local dealership (Classic BMW
: in Dallas) for a few repairs, and today I test drove
: the car to see how it feels; I didn't get to take the
: car home, however, because the insurance company needs
: another look at the car before they will release it,
: and nobody's working over Thanksgiving =(.

: But more importantly, while I was on a freeway at about
: 55-65 mph, I noticed the infamous brake vibration in my
: steering wheel! Oh no, not my baby, not another problem,
: is all that's going through my mind...luckily, it isn't
: a severe problem, but quite annoying.

: I told the service manager about this, and he said he'd
: take it to the service department and have it checked out,
: claiming he "hadn't ever heard of this problem before."
: Yeah, right. Well, to expedite the repair, assuming they
: do decide to do something about it, I thought I'd glean
: some information from this board; I searched the archives
: and have a little information already, but I remember
: reading about the kit BMW has released to fix this
: problem, and it didn't show up in my search.

: Have any of you had this problem, and gotten it fixed?
: I'd be interested in any information you guys have,
: so that I can go force them to fix it and fix it
: properly without having to wade through all their
: usual BS.

: Thanks for your help guys, I don't know what I'd do
: without this board.

: Happy Thanksgiving!
: Phil - soon to be reunited with long lost love,
: '00 323i

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