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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 07-27-2014, 03:09 PM
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STRANGE wear pattern on rear inner brake pad

So I just changed my rear wheel bearing (thanks cn90) and I'm still having this squeaky rubbing sound that is driving me crazy. I've done pulled the wheel, caliper and rotor 4 times trying to figure it out. I noticed the inner pad worn on the extreme outer edges.... I've never seen anything like that before. My rotors are only a year old. What the heck is going on here ???

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Old 07-27-2014, 03:19 PM
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I noticed the inner pad worn on the extreme outer edges.... I've never seen anything like that before.
Isn't that chamfer normal with some pads?

Here's my brand new pads being put on my bimmer, for example:

Anyway, take a look at my rear brake pad wear...

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Old 07-27-2014, 03:23 PM
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bee, yours look very very worn down and the OPs are brand new. They look normal to me.
most pads have that look.
here are the pads I use. Akebono
they have the same look as yours.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:28 PM
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bee, yours look very very worn down and the OPs are brand new. They look normal to me.
most pads have that look.
here are the pads I use. Akebono
they have the same look as yours.
While you had posted, I had updated my post, as I found pictures of my brand new PBR pads looking much like the OPs and yours.

The chamfer is normal, on some new pads.
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OK... It just looked odd to me. I usually don't see my rear pads till they are grinding sad to say. Oh well...guess its back to the wheel well to find this source of my noise. Thanks !

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