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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 10-21-2012, 10:04 AM
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Vibration feel on brake pedal :(

Here it is everytime im driving and come to a complete stop my brake pedal begans to vibrate at idle while i wait for the green light to turn. Vibration can also be felt in the reverse position but not in the park or neutral position. Ac is off there is no load on the motor. Is this normal? Since it wasnt doing it before? Have you guys experience this
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:19 AM
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Whats a common cause for this anybody?
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:01 AM
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It is possible that a motor mount could cause the problem. I would check them as well as the transmission mounts.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:32 AM
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I have the same problem... How can you check the mounts?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:42 AM
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The GM way is to chalk wheels, put Ebrake on. Have someone put the car in gear (auto) and rev the engine. just a quick rev to see if the motor is jumping around in there.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:10 AM
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So far i've check my vacuum lines and they seem to be fine to me, now i have to check out those mounts you mention
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:46 PM
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Any luck on this one ??? I'm getting the same exact vibration at the same exact times....strange !
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:02 PM
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If you take your foot off the brake at stop, and coast forward is it still there? It could be your transmission slipping
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:06 PM
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Vibration on brake pedal is still there but is minimized when ever I take some load off the engine for example air conditioning
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:15 PM
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If its not there in neutral but there in drive...... I'm think transmission on its way out. Taking the load off the engine would slow your rpm's making the transmission slip more noticeable. Have you checked you tranny fluid? Hope it's that. worth a change anyway.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:31 PM
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Transission fluid was completely changed 50,000 miles ago When torque converter was replaced
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:40 PM
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Not to hijack, but maybe we're dealing with the same issue....on mine if I put the brake pedal to the floor the vibration will subside. If I ease off it goes away. Possible vacuum line to brake system ??? It feels like the vibration is in the front to me...very strange. Mine happened after cleaning throttle body and icv, but may be coincidence.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:49 PM
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I would still check the level. But all i can think is transmission
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:39 PM
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Type /vibration in the best links and start there ...
- The main causes of vibration while highway driving (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & while highway braking (1) (2) (3) & why it's not rotor "warp" (1) & severe ABS shuddering while slow speed braking on bumps (1) & how fluid-filled thrust arm bushings crack and tear causing the BMW to vibrate at speed (0) (1) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) & a comprehensive TireRack vehicle vibration diagnosis chart (1) (jpg) with wheel match mounting hints (1) & how a worn drive shaft, flex disc, center bearing, or "giunti Boschi", aka giubo (it's not spelled guibo although it sounds like it is to some) can cause the vehicle to vibrate (1) (2) (3) (4) & how to repair the rear driveshaft seal by the differential (1) & how to repair the inner constant velocity (CV) half-drive shaft (1).
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:44 PM
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At what speeds when applying the brake do you notice the shutter? 40-60 is most likely a lower control arm in need of replacement as the bushing swear out over time
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Not that I don't totally see where you're coming from with the transmission thing (scary thought), but this just hit me as another less horrible possibility......I recently had an allignment done and was told my inner tie rods were shot so they would tighten everything up the best they could, but I could be in for some trouble up front. Needless to say I immediately ordered inner and outer tie rods and they should be in tomorrow. Could this vibration simply be from failing front end/steering components ? As musch as the tranny makes sense because its only happening in drive or reverse , it just feels like its in the front end....more exactly the inner tie rods area. Now it certainly could be the tranny, but I'm gonna get some sleep tonight hoping this tie rod replacement makes a difference one way or the other. I will report back with the results Saturday if the weather cooperates.
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At what speeds when applying the brake do you notice the shutter? 40-60 is most likely a lower control arm in need of replacement as the bushing swear out over time
I believe the op's symptoms are like mine...only while sitting still in drive or reverse. Mine only does it sometimes and my earlier claim that it subsides when I put the brake pedal to the floor was inaccurate. It subsided a couple times, but I tried it today and it didn't ....brake pedal to the floor and still vibration. I know its strange, but feels like lower front end"small, fast" vibrations...if that makes sense.
OP please chime in if I'm off the mark with your symptoms. I don't wanna pull people from your issue on your own thread. If our symptoms differ I will start my own thread.
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I would check engine and transmission mounts for wear/cracking.
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