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  1. 2002 E46 316ti. rear brake grinding noise. (fixed) 
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    So my drivers side rear brake has started to make a HORRIBLE grinding noise. Ive currently got the wheel off both pad and disc look ok apart from the usual rust on the outer edge.

    The pad itself has probably the least wear out of the lot, but i was thinking of changing it in the next xouple of months, all have atleast 3mm on them.

    i cant see the the other side of the disc or pad though and i have on clue how to get the pad or caliper dismantled to have a proper look.

    Any one got any heads up what might be wrong with my dearest while i have the wheel off???

    thanks for any help

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    1997 E36 318i brake drum removal

    Have a read of this untill someone comes along.
     
     

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    you'll need to get the inside pad checked too Joe.
    just a thought...kwik fit normally do a free brake check...worth a punt
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    If your discs and pads are good it may be your brake shoes. You will need to take your disc off to get to them. How is your handbrake?
     
     

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    you can usually see the inner pad by looking at the caliper from the side, through the little window so to say
     
     

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    had a look like andy said looks kinda scratched on the disk compared to the outer side.

    Handbrake has been a little hard to enable on a steep hill. like my road and it also seems to be worse when i face uphill than when i face down hill.

    thanks for that mark! i have a mate at kwik fit tried ringing him but hes not picking up atm. didnt know they did free brake check either.

    Just dont want to drive it anywhere sounds soo painful!!!

    thanks guys.
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    SOLVED.

    Turns Out my rear disc and pad were absoloutly knakered, but my sensor had broke, so i had ground it all the way down to the metal!

    Will put up a howto when i get chance on removing compact calipers and brake discs.

    really easy once you know how!!!!
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    Was going to say thats just like mine! but i have had the wheel off and checked the disc and pad and they are both fine, inner drum pads only work with hand brake and are not taken off the hydrolic system, so no need to take drum off!
     
     

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    Well at the moment i dont really have a hand brake. The shoes and discs were so corroded they had some cohesion but after new discs theres no grip at all, so need to buy some new shoes and replace. at that point ill do a how to on them!

    cheers for the help anyway guys!
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