In Reply to: Noise from rear brakes...? posted by Odd-Jarle Kristoffersen on April 03, 2001 at 16:18:41:
Yesterday I took a swooping left turn and while releasing the pedal to return to normal speeds I had a terrific shake through the car. I stopped thinking I had one of those ball-joints at the front wheels 'unplugged' (or so). This was not the case. Started driving, same thing: while slowing down a super shimmy went through the car. Happily I was very near the dealer so I 'limped' there.
I will get hold of the car tommorrow, it was a dragging (hand) brake shoe (this basically means it eventually must have been melting down while I was driving - otherwise it doesn't stick).
Just to warn you that something small might kill the day.
Why don't you jack the car up and see if the wheels turn freely?
Good luck, WimE 1992 740 (3-series now:(
(They just replaced them and I was told not to worry about the bill - what on earth did they think I was thinking!)