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Posted by J.M3 on December 20, 2001 at 10:31:12:

In Reply to: car growls,it's not the tires posted by Damian on December 19, 2001 at 22:15:29:

Jack up the offending corner of the car and give the wheel a spin. One of three things should happen.

1. It spins maybe 3-5 rotations then stops. (Normal)
2. It spins and spins and spins. (Your wheel bearing is toasted)
3. It doesn't want to spin at all. (Your brake caliper is frozen and not releasing on the rotor)

Both a wheel bearing and a frozen caliper can cause the vibration. I had a case of frozen caliper last season in my e36M3. It would go away under breaking, and would pop up under load.


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