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Old 12-03-2003, 06:30 PM
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124 Rear Brakes Question

this might sound like a stupid question, but when i jacked up the rear wheels today to check underneath the car I noticed the rear wheels weren't turning freely. With the parking brake off and transmission in Neutral the wheels turned, but with some effort.
I took the wheels off to have a look at the brakes and noticed the pads seemed to be hard against the rotors- i.e. there was no gap. Is this normal with the transmission in N and the parking brake off? (btw, i had the parking brake on before i raised the car, and then released it while the car was still raised).
I haven't noticed any braking problems apart from some very low speed groaning, although the back end of the car sometimes feels a bit 'snakey' at high speeds. There doesn't seem to be any excess heat after driving as one would expect from a stuck caliper.
1993 320TE M104

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