BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide



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Models equipped with anti-lock brakes require expensive and specialized equipment to bleed the brake system. If you do not own or have access to this equipment, it is best to have a properly equipped professional perform this procedure.

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Fig. Fig. 1: An example of a rear disc brake assembly

The rear disc brakes utilize sliding caliper similar to the front disc brakes. The parking brake assembly is mounted in the brake rotor hat. This is known a drum in disc design. This allows a simpler caliper design than those that incorporate the parking brake mechanism in the rear caliper. Most of the maintenance procedure are the same as the front disc brakes.

Brake shoes and pads may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air. Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface. When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.