Question about 2008 BMW 1 Series

1 Answer

I've got a 116i 56 plate with what i can best describe as ''a worn wiper blade going across a windscreen'' noise when coming to a full stop when braking (not slowing down). The car has full servive history. The dealership suggested new tyres, having got these the noise is still there, any ideas?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 909 Answers

I would think it's a break pad problem, perhaps dusty and near end of life. Check the thickness by removing the front wheel and looking at the pads, should be 3mm or more in thickness(not counting the metal backplate) any less then change as soon as possible.I can't see how they can suggest tyres as that would be very obvious as you would be skidding everywere.Personally I would be thinking about taking to a goverment testing station with a view to either getting the old tyres put back with a refund or getting trading standards to look into the dealership for bad practices. But that's up to you.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Adjust pressure for Citroen picasso 2002 winscreen wipers


Are you talking about your windshield wipers? Try replacing them.

Feb 19, 2015 | 2001 Citroen Xsara Picasso

2 Answers

Erratic windscreen wiper action


sounds like the wiper control itself is playing up

Feb 27, 2014 | 2001 Nissan Micra

1 Answer

PEUGEOT 206 VERVE 06 PLATE WIPER SNAGS ON SIDE


remove the wiper arm and reposition it a bit further up on the windscreen. Make sure that the rubber is not much past the blade arm.

Dec 31, 2013 | 2006 Peugeot 206 1.4

1 Answer

Jaguar xk8 problems


loosen the nut at the bottom of the blades so that the wiper motor will work without moving the blades. cycle the wipers and allow the motor to come to the rest position. Fit the blades and tension the nut. Pull the arms off the windscreen and cycle the wiper motor to run until it stops put the wipers back on the screen and see where they are. IF parked properly then OK but if any where then replace the wiper motor as the sequencing gear inside is out of sync with the wiper action.

Dec 25, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Peugot wiper blade sticking


Check that the rubber is inserted properly in the steel backing and the backing is allowed to flex freely to follow the windscreen. Check for correct rubber blade as the wrong ones will cause this problem

Feb 01, 2013 | Peugeot Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Audi a4 windscreen wipers juddering vibrating


The problem you have comes from wiper blades causing friction in light rain conditions and can be cured by cleaning the rubber that contacts your windscreen with a rubber cleaner/conditioner or you can use spray silicone on the blades.

Jan 18, 2013 | 2004 Audi A4

1 Answer

Windsheild wiper does not remain in contact for the full stroke.The blade actually raises off the windsheild.1995 volvo wagon. three sets of blades, two sets replaced by mechanics.


Try this:

With ignition on, turn on wiper switch. When wiper arm gets to point where blade does not touch screen, turn off ignition switch so that wipers do not return to park position. It may take a few goes to stop arm in the right position so repeat process until it is in the best position.

Check main wiper arm and bend slightly towards windscreen so that blade touches screen and there is some spring pressure from the arm to keep blade on screen. Also check that there is no interference between main arm and the section which supports the rubber blade. If you get blade chatter as the arm sweeps, twist the end of the main arm slightly in the opposite direction to the movement that produces the chatter. It may take a bit of trial and error to get it all right.

Oct 04, 2010 | Volvo 850 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Windscreen wipers only go half way


wipers stop halfway up windscreen

May 24, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

One windscreen wiper stopped working on my mx-5. It's not moving at all.


The wiper arm could have come loose from the driving shaft. Lift it off the screen and see if it mooves backwards and forwards freely. Lift the cover at the bottom of the wiper arm and see if the nut is loose. If it is tighten it and hope that the splines aren't worn off the wiper arm and the shaft. If the wiper arm and the shaft are well attached, one of the linkage points might have come loose or one of the shafts might have broken. It will be obvious. Before you start stripping plastic covers to get to the motor, run the wipers with the arms off the windscreen and listen out for odd noises.

Mar 23, 2010 | 2006 Mazda Miata

2 Answers

Windscreen wiper snapped-Peugeot 206 Verve 52 plate


this just happened to us, the drivers side stopped working after getting tangled up with the passenger side...it was just a case of tightening up the 13mm nuts on the wiper arm.

Feb 26, 2010 | 2005 Peugeot 405

Not finding what you are looking for?
2008 BMW 1 Series Logo

86 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Frankie B

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

272 Answers

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

254 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...