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Old 07-31-2008, 06:52 PM   #16
alvocado
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Join Date: Oct 2005
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My Ride: 2002 330CIC Sport
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Originally Posted by dogdaysunrise View Post
UPDATE:

I figured mine out, it was the brake pads, they had play.
The clip in the rear had not enough tension and the one in the front was completely missing.

BMW charged me ~$25 for it....a piece of metal that should be no more than $5, but okidoki......
Interesting. I was at my mechanic a couple of weeks ago for an unrelated issue on my SUV and asked his opinion. He said it's common for the brake pads to make a chirping noise on VW's if they aren't fully secured. I don't know how similar the pad/caliper design is but now that you tracked your problem down to the pads, I'm going to inspect mine.

I'll pick up a couple of clips and replace the fronts and report back afterwards. Thanks for the follow-up information on this.
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