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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Just make sure you grease up the sliding things the handbrake cable goes into (I've forgotten the name) its a common problem on the e36 and e46.
    They're called actuators, cleaning and refurbing as described in this thread...2002 E46 320td Handbrake Problems

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    It sounds to me that the rocking scenario that you are getting could be down to the brake shoe retaining springs fallen off or the retaining pins snapped off.
    If that's the case the shoes can follow the disc round until it locks up hence the rocking affect
     
     

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    On the handbrake I did on the E46, the discs were seized onto the hub at the centre hole. I decided to replace the disks anyway so attacked them with a hammer, hitting them downwards, not on the disk itself but the hub part that covers the shoes. This The problem I had with this handbrake was that the inside of the hub was completely rusted, pitted and was a complete mess. I can only assume that condensation had attacked it over the years.

    Good luck.

    ps Make sure that you free off the adjusters fully or the lip inside the hub will pull the Brake shoe retaining pins through the back plate and create a round hole. If that happens, you have a long job in front of you.
     
     

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