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nopdog 07-31-2010 11:41 AM

brake help please

my e46 has been making this weird screeching sound in the front at slow speeds and when braking. i took it for a long drive yesterday and when i parked it at home, it smelled like something was burning and the front passenger side was really hot. any ideas as to whats wrong? i've already had the suspension checked because i have 18in wheels so that isnt the issue. I'm thinking the front brake pads?

Ceeker 07-31-2010 12:31 PM

Burning smell would sound more like a sticking front caliper, hence the wearing out of the pads - due to the sticking caliper. Screeching sound if I'm not mistaken is more like metal on metal.. you have no pads left. and your rotors are probably pooched as well.

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