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2006 BMW 530xi Question: squeaking of brakes

 

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pati, Scarborough, ME, April 20, 2009, 06:19
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just had new sensor and new pads and rotors cleaned a couple of days ago. Had new rotors on rear two weeks ago. Still a slight squeaking noise..any ideas if this will go away in time? thanks

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    hemicuda April 20, 2009, 11:11
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    sometimes the squeaking will go away as the pads and rotors break in, but next time try ceramic pads as they are suppose to be squeak free, I just installed those on my wifes SUV and it solved the squeaking on her vehicle.

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    pati, April 20, 2009, 11:19
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    Hi, thanks for your prompt answer..we had ceramic pads on our last vehicle and they "squeaked" with those type, also. we had better luck with the non-ceramic type.

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    Visitor, July 05, 2011, 11:26

    I have a 2006 530xi. The brakes used to squeak. The BMW Maintenance Manager gave me a tip. He said to go to a large open parking lot. Put the car in Reverse. Go pretty fast in reverse and slam on the brakes. He said that doing this removes brake dust from a rarely used portion of the rotors that causes the squeak. It worked.

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    Visitor, July 05, 2011, 14:38

    thank you very much for tip...my husband did that going forward and (knock on wood) it hasn't done it since...will try it in reverse if the squeak comes back, though..

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