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Old 01-02-2013, 10:51 AM
uncmozo uncmozo is offline
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Location: upstate NY
Join Date: Apr 2010
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Mein Auto: 2002 530i 5 speed
I had shaking in my front end, with the steering wheel vibrating above 40 MPH. I hunted the problem down for a month, finally noticed the front right wheel was running hot. If you felt the center of the wheel after driving a while, compared to the other side, it was hot. I did notice after a while that if I stepped on the brake while going backwards, the problem would go away.

Traced it to a bad brake caliper. It seems the piston was shifting inside the caliper, and would not release after the brakes were applied, causing the vibration in the wheel. When I stepped on the brake going backwards, the brake piston would re-position itself, and the brakes would release. Changed out the caliper, problem solved. But a tough one to figure out!
1995 525i 5 speed - sold at 225,000 miles
2002 530i 5 speed - 187,000 miles
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