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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:03 PM
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when i back up i hear a grinding sound on my front driver side only when i turn the stearing wheel so i figured it was the brakes grinding and i changed the brakes all around . and i still hear the grinding everytime i put it in reverse and turn the wheel .can any body tell me what it could be much help needed thanks
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:17 PM
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Did you check your wheel wells to see where your tires are rubbing? Because that's what is going on. Sounds like you blew a ton of money on brakes you didn't need.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:42 PM
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brakes were nothing i got a hook up on parts and stuff so i dont pay much brakes cost me 40 bucks for front and back lol yea i checked the wheel wells tires dont rub it sounds more like grinding metal when i back up but if im driving foward and turn you don't hear anything its only when im backing up . its crazy
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:47 PM
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wheel bearings?
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:24 AM
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wheel bearings ill look in to that thanks but i will have to change both of them just in case the other one goes lol
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:44 AM
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definitely need to replace both at the same time. im assuming you know how to check for play in the bearing?
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definitely need to replace both at the same time. im assuming you know how to check for play in the bearing?
Unlike brake pads, springs, shocks, etc., you do NOT need to replace the wheel bearings on both sides of the car at the same time. Nobody ever does that.

I have serious doubts that it's related to a wheel bearing. When wheel bearings fail, the noises they make typically cannot be heard at low speeds. Often times they can't even be heard under 30mph, so the fact that the OP can only hear the grinding noise when turning while reversing suggests (to me, at least) that there is rubbing of some sort happening.
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Agreed with Karl. Wheel bearings are a 'replace as needed' part.
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Agreed with Karl. Wheel bearings are a 'replace as needed' part.
ill check the bearings out but like i said it sounds like metal grinding only when i put it in reverse and turn the wheel . other wise i dont hear anything when im driveing and turning corners lol its wild lol and i just had the car forabout 4mths lol
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my bimmer is pozest now i got 18 on it and i dont hear any grinding when i back up lol
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