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Old 06-02-2002, 10:58 AM   #1
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Brake concerns...

1) After taking of the E-brake from being parked, it squeals for about 20 or so feet then stops??

2)My brembo rotors are rusting around where they connect to the hub, and so are the rear stock calipers. Any thing I can do to reverse this and prevent it happening in the future?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-02-2002, 12:24 PM   #2
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My friend had the same problem..

It was adjustment of parking brake, even though the e-brake handle is fully released, the e-brake is still ON. Dealer took care of it in less than 20 minutes.

I had the OPPOSITE problem of you and my friend, my parking brake (worn out maybe?) wouldn't clamp on all the way even if i APPLIED the ebrake, resulting in the car sliding down a hill if i parked (i have a manual) Again, my dealer adjusted it, and it's good as new.

rust on brakes is normal.
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Old 06-02-2002, 01:14 PM   #3
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Re: Brake concerns...

BM puts a little grease (multi-purpose chassis) around the hub to keep the wheel from freezing, as for the caliper, not much to do aside of painting it.
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Old 06-02-2002, 08:05 PM   #4
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In the owner's manual, it states that you should occasionally apply the e-brake when coming to a stop at a red light, for instance, to keep the e-brake pads clean. This is a good idea since never using it will result in an e-brake that will not grab, causing your car to possibly roll on a hill.
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