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E39 (1997 - 2003)
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 06-12-2012, 12:59 PM
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High Speed Vibration when Brakes

Damn, I can't believe I start this thread, but here we go.

At high speed above 60MPH, if I hit the brake hard the whole car would shake.
Jacked the car up and all is tight. NO play in wheel bearings neither.
All front suspension components has been replaced within the last 10K miles.
I thought I may have a sticky caliper but when I check both wheels are spinning freely.

I'm going to bleed the brakes and see how this go, but first I will try the bedding procedure and see if this help.

I don't like the feeling at all, during high speed, very unsafe.
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