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Old 01-06-2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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seized rear wheels

so my car sat for a while 2+ months..ebrake was off
rear wheels are seized solid. car was towed from where it was at.

1st we tried dragging the car with a truck, backwards then forwards to free the parking brakes.
that didn't do it, either did the getting dragged onto the flat bed

I jacked the car up recently and the rear wheels move 1" approx; forwards & back...
so im thinking it's not the Ebrake... what else could it be..??


shouldn't be able to move at all if it was the e-brake shoes, no?!

havn't taken anything apart yet, but any ideas?
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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Thats strange..... maybe your diff is seized? Could the wheel bearings seize up the wheels this badly?
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:20 PM   #3
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Is it in gear maybe?
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:34 PM   #4
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Is it in gear maybe?
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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Like they both said Adam, if you're not in gear take the drivers side tire off and go from there and see what the problem could be before damaging anything any more.

I hope they didn't do any more damage to your car.. But check the E-brake just in case. Buddy that had your car could have had the e-brake on the whole time it was there and told you that it wasn't on.

Could be the springs for the e-brake as well.. But start with taking the tire off...

Or worst comes to worst get someone like Sylvain to go and take a look at it. I'd go but I have my son tomorrow so no go for me.
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:43 AM   #6
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Like they both said Adam, if you're not in gear take the drivers side tire off and go from there and see what the problem could be before damaging anything any more.

I hope they didn't do any more damage to your car.. But check the E-brake just in case. Buddy that had your car could have had the e-brake on the whole time it was there and told you that it wasn't on.

Could be the springs for the e-brake as well.. But start with taking the tire off...

Or worst comes to worst get someone like Sylvain to go and take a look at it. I'd go but I have my son tomorrow so no go for me.
Lol no guys it's not in gear

yeah i'm going to get a wheel off
i was looking over the bentley manual pics, instructions,
looks straight forward (sure it won't go that way though!)

again though Isn't it odd though that both wheels can move 1 inch back & forth???
shoes should stop any movement right?
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:54 AM   #7
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More then likely. But I know on some cars(including my bmw) when my e-brake was seized, I could move my car an inch or so. Let us know how it goes, cause the May BMW cruise is coming fast lol
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:48 PM   #8
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If you only lift one wheel your diff will keep you from spinning the wheel because the other one is planted.
Jack at the diff to lift both wheels.
Spinning one wheel one way should make the other whell spin the other way.
Unless .......
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For the parking brake to seize cause the car is stored with the parking brake off is nearly impossible.

Its the diff.

bimmerrod, that's not true, unless he has a LSD.
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Let us know how it goes, cause the May BMW cruise is coming fast lol
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lol What a Fiasco, getting it into the shop ......

long story short car drives again.

It was the parking brake shoes:
it would appear 1pin on both sides let go (how random) causing the shoes to explode open.

teh Bmdoubleya & I did all the labor, we was mooch'n the good tools & pick'n teh mechanics brainz
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lol What a Fiasco, getting it into the shop ......

long story short car drives again.

It was the parking brake shoes:
it would appear 1pin on both sides let go (how random) causing the shoes to explode open.

teh Bmdoubleya & I did all the labor, we was mooch'n the good tools & pick'n teh mechanics brainz
At what shop?
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The good news, you have parking brakes that work! Albeit with a slight adjustment required.

Glad to hear you got it rolling again. Now go boost that sucka!
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At what shop?
just a dealership.

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The good news, you have parking brakes that work! Albeit with a slight adjustment required.

Glad to hear you got it rolling again. Now go boost that sucka!
no actualy i have No parking shoes at all! yanked it all & put it in a box.

also on the 23rd of Dec when i went to retrieve my car from the awol custom fab guy I had left it with 2months earlier
my p-brake Cables were cut in an effort to get it free;d and rolling.
they were pretty stretched out before hand & if they looked anything like my parking shoes did

so i need new cables, p-brake rebuild kit, rotors, pads, etc.
on top of still needing my cracked turbo manifold fixed, adding flex pipe to my downpipe, etc

only thing that will be getting "boosted" is the amount i'll owe Visa.
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just a dealership.


no actualy i have No parking shoes at all! yanked it all & put it in a box.

also on the 23rd of Dec when i went to retrieve my car from the awol custom fab guy I had left it with 2months earlier
my p-brake Cables were cut in an effort to get it free;d and rolling.
they were pretty stretched out before hand & if they looked anything like my parking shoes did

so i need new cables, p-brake rebuild kit, rotors, pads, etc.
on top of still needing my cracked turbo manifold fixed, adding flex pipe to my downpipe, etc

only thing that will be getting "boosted" is the amount i'll owe Visa.
Well we're both in a hole b/c of our bmw misfortunes. No worries it'll get better.
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