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Old 02-07-2013, 08:41 AM
Morketh Morketh is offline
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2007 328i Sedan Rear Brake/Rotor change

I have found several DIY brake changes for several 3 series models and below is my favorite one.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...e+rotor+change

However, I have not found any that show a rear break change + a rear rotor change. Is changing the rotors out as simple as just unscrewing some bolts, pulling old one off, putting new one on, bolt it back and that is why I cannot find a DIY?
If you have any links for a rotor change DIY please share.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:59 AM
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Yes. It's easy. Remove the small Allen head bolt that holds the rotor to the hub and then remove the caliper bracket; two bolts on the back side. The rotors are often stuck on the hub from a bit of rust so you'll likely need a hammer to get them off. Make sure the parking brake is NOT engaged or you'll never get it off.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:09 AM
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Sometimes a bead of rust around the inside if the hub will keep the rotor from coming off due to interference with parking brake shoes. You may need to move the parking brake adjuster though one of the lug bolt holes. After replacing the brake rotor you should adjust your parking brake especially if you moved your adjuster to get it off.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:17 PM
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Hrmm will definitely have to pay attention to that parking brake adjuster, hopefully the rotor will come off easily and I wont have to mess with anything.

Seen any DIY's on the rotors with pics? I cannot find any.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:35 PM
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The other item to keep in mind is that the caliper bracket bolts are torqued to 80 (or 88) I forget which - foot pounds. It takes some effort to get them off.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:25 AM
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how about just replacing the brake pads only, unless you have big grooves in the rotors, I would leave the old ones on

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