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


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    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

  • 2 Answers

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

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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



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


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

Mazda 323f wipers stopped working

it sounds like the link rod from the motor crank arm has come off. its under the windscreen/scuttle panel area you may have to remove the plastic scuttle panel for access you can click it back on but its poss worn out and needs replacing cos it will do it again

Dec 30, 2017 | Mazda Cars & Trucks

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 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

Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones

Level 2 Expert

128 Answers


Level 2 Expert

254 Answers


Level 2 Expert

281 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides