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    I developed a squeaking noise from what i "think" is the front wheels. The discs are very worn and pads low but that shouldnt cause a squeak eh.
    What i have noticed is that when creeping along in traffic really slowly , sometimes it feels like the handbrake is on . Is it possible for it to jam on and stay jammed and if so is it likely to cause a squeak . I dont get much speed up very often so would take ages to wear if it were the back brakes .

    Any thoughts ....

    Thanks in advance....Mark

     
     

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    It could be the handbrake shoes. They are like mini shoes in the rear disc. Its common for the shoes to break up and stick in the rear drums. Also a lot of rust can build up in the handbrake drum.
     
     

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    Now i could be wrong , but i think i have discs on the rear too . What else i noticed is , when cold , no squeak , then when whatever it is gets warm . Squeak .

     
     

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    Yeah, you will have discs on the rear. The handbrake drum is built into the rear disc
    It would be worth whipping them off and giving them a good cean out. Clean the rear pads off at the same time as well.
    Dont worry too much about the front if you are replacing them. Just check the calipers are free.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomper View Post
    I developed a squeaking noise from what i "think" is the front wheels. The discs are very worn and pads low but that shouldnt cause a squeak eh.
    What i have noticed is that when creeping along in traffic really slowly , sometimes it feels like the handbrake is on . Is it possible for it to jam on and stay jammed and if so is it likely to cause a squeak . I dont get much speed up very often so would take ages to wear if it were the back brakes .

    Any thoughts ....

    Thanks in advance....Mark

    Mark

    You know the format mate...

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...delines-t2257/

    I have moved this to the correct forum and re titled it..
     
     

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