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03-27-2003, 02:45 AM
My Brake Sensor Lights Are on...... the one on the HUD that looks like dis... (o) kinda

How do I know which pads are gone exactly.

Cause i can tell my fronts are toast.

How do i know what its trying to tell me. Is there a 5 pedal press test like the check engine light????

Also my car used to pull to the left when i brake, i put on my rims, and now my car pulls to the right. WTF??

03-27-2003, 02:49 AM
dude the pulling could be a seized brake callipper , or u have an alignment problem. to check the pads take the wheels off and look at the pads they have a wear indicator on them , a little steel tab that is facing the rotor, if its close replace the pads , also machine the discs.

03-27-2003, 02:59 AM
The only thing that the (O) is gonna tell u is that the pads a re worn. There is a front sensor and a rear sensor. There is only 1 for the front and 1 for the back since the pads for the front should wear evenly as should the rears.

Roads are sloped to the right as cars are designed for that is North America. How bad is the pull? Sever or Slight?

03-27-2003, 10:29 AM
for real, you DO have a new problem every day...
what year is your car.. 93? and how many km...

03-27-2003, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by Rolled_Out
for real, you DO have a new problem every day...
what year is your car.. 93? and how many km...

Enough with the bitchin

i knew the car had bad brakes b4 i bough it.. Its the other stuff that pisses me off.

03-27-2003, 11:04 AM
the oulls not that bad
But it is noticeable

It pulls on straight roads and as i said it used to pull to the left

03-27-2003, 02:11 PM
what year is your car? from the steering wheel, it looks like a 93 or 94, but i may be wrong.. and how many km do u have on it?

03-27-2003, 02:14 PM
93 with 175 000

Its an after market wheel

03-27-2003, 02:53 PM
at least you din't get my 95 e36 after i sold it haah
it was SO hacked, i feel SO bad for whoever bought it, i made sure basically nothing worked haah
you bought a bmw w/ near 200,000 km, welcmoe to the world of Brake My Wallet for repairs....

03-27-2003, 04:44 PM
ya but im not scared
its worth the money untill it starts costing a lot