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      03-24-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Couple Of Newbee Questions... (Brakes & Weird Noise)

Hi,

I was wondering if someone could first help me on the number of brake pad sensors on a E92 330D..

Are there only 2, one on one side at the front, and one on one side at the rear?

I did try the search feature, but being somewhat of a forum slowmo, i couldn't find what I was looking for.

Also, I have discovered a faint rubbing/grinding drone, that seems to get louder as the car gets quicker! Its not brake related I don't think, possibly a wheel bearing.. Anyone had anything similar or are the 330d's renowned for failing bearings/hubs after 80k?


Advise much appreciated..!

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There's only 2 brake sensors on my car.
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James the noise is very likely the o/s/r brake sensor. Remove the wheel, pull out the brake sensor, lightly sand the area of the sensor that contacts with the disc and apply a thin coat of copper grease to the rest of the sensor. Re-insert the sensor in the caliper and enjoy peace and quiet!
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Jedimindtrix - Thanks, So I only need to order one when doing the front pads!

Phil - thank you for that, I shall try that this week and see how I get on and hope that it cures it!!
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Stupid question... I am struggling with getting the right part number for my car for some yellowstuff pads, can anyone help? 2007 E92 330D.

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