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Old 10-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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hello there i drive a bmw e46 1999 saloon i have an issue with braking
some times not often i brake at low speed 5 mph and get a grinding noise
the asc light comes on and the brakes dont really work
i know i need a new wheel bearing on the passenger side im wondering whether the wheel bearing would make a difference to the braking system
or could it be some thing else
abs or something similar
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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No you need a new alternator

LoL I'm sorta in the same boat but mine makes noise all the time
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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Sounds like its time for new brakes.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:44 AM   #4
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No you need a new alternator

LoL I'm sorta in the same boat but mine makes noise all the time
im having no issues with the alternator the car is holding a charge and have
had all new brakes fitted it was doing this before and after having the brakes fitted.
i also need new hand brake pads would that be the cause
thanks any way russian 172
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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Sounds like its time for new brakes.
I would say soo too. Metal touching metal in braking does make a rather unsettling sound.
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