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Old 02-22-2007, 02:22 PM
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Mein Auto: 328i (e36) 5sp, sport, hk
Hot metal smell from rear wheel area?


I have a 97 328i (sport, 5 spd) I have noticed a "hot metal smell" from the rear wheel area a few times. I checked and did not have the parking brake on. The smell seems stronger on the driver side...but then that is where I normally get out.

My only thought is that there might be a slight parkng brake drag????

Any ideas, experience or help?

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