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BMW 320i coupe 1994,rear wheel smoke(handbrake stuck on???)

Hi yesterday bought a bmw coupe for my gf,on the way back home felt a smell of burning rubber.when stoped saw a smoke coming out of the rear wheel.when i phoned the guy i bought car from,he told that its a handbrake stuck on because the car was standing and not used for a while and they ( handbrake pads possibly) needs just knocking off a bit.So my question is it really the issue or the problem is something else?Thank you

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  • a_vital84 Mar 10, 2009

    Thank for reply mate.No i dont get any error messages,though i didnt pay any attention gonna have a look today:).Also taking it to the local garage today so the guy gonna have a look at parking brake.Was thinking about taking it to the bmw dealer,but taking it and fixing it at the dealer im gonna spend a fortune on that car,as i spent thousands pounds on my vw.Again thanks for reply,lets see what the guy from the garage will say and I will definetly leave a comment updating the situation.thanks

  • a_vital84 Mar 10, 2009

    Everything is sorted now,gonna be difficult to explain.The problem was in metalic pipe which like he(mechanic) explained connected to brakes.that pipe was wrongly made not under any safety rules,so the brake fluid couldnt reach brakes so they got jammed.Hope you got an idea of what was the problem.And also thanks for your help.

  • joe May 11, 2010

    sounds like it could be the problem. did you get an error message on the dash about the parking brake being on?

    if you just bought it, i would have a BMW dealer have a look it once and download the codes (if any) just to make sure everything is ok.



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The stuck hadbrake pad sounds valid.

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