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The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:29 PM
LeadFoot LeadFoot is offline
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Unhappy New Brake Woes...

Hey I need Help. I replaced all rotors and pads on my '02 540i at 83,000 miles. Went with stock rotors and the Hawk performance ceramic pads. I followed the procedure for new brakes to heat them up and mesh them with the rotors as recommeded and up until about 7,000 miles later all was well.

Recently I have been getting the front end chatter (wabble of the steering wheel) when I apply the brakes at highway speed, and on the low end I get brake noise out of all four wheels, that annoying squealing!

Any suggestions as to how to correct these problems?


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Old 07-22-2005, 09:40 PM
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Try re-bedding your breaks. You can go to Dave Zeckhausen web site for instructions.

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