BMW 540i Anti Rattle Spring
Troubleshooting Tips for your BMW 540i Anti Rattle Spring
Did you know that the anti-rattle spring on your BMW 540i enables you to have a quieter brake assembly? This particular component holds the brake pad and disc in place to keep it from vibrating and making noise. However, it is also prone to wear and tear, just like any other brake components. Installing a replacement is indeed an easy task, but why replace it when you can do some quick fixes that are relatively easier and cheaper? Here are some troubleshooting tips to address your BMW 540i anti rattle spring problems:
If lately you have been noticing a clicking or squealing sound whenever you press your brakes, then you could either have loose calipers or even a missing anti-rattle spring. What you can do is inspect the brake calipers for any missing spring and replace it immediately if you want your brakes to operate smoothly, that is. Replacing a bad anti-rattle spring minimizes the chances of it damaging your other brake system components.
Even when your brakes are not applied, you hear an ominous groaning, clicking or rattling noise that gives you a worrisome driving. This could either be due to a foreign material trapped inside your vehicle's wheel covers or a loose or missing anti-rattle spring. You can check your brake assembly if there is a loose spring and tighten it. If the spring is lost, then you have to replace it immediately. If the noise persists, you may look for other loose parts, such as wheel nuts or bushings.
If your vehicle's anti-rattle spring is not in its proper position, chances are, it won't be able to perform its function properly. It would cause unnecessary shakes or vibration along with the rattling noise regardless if the brakes are pressed or not. Through visual inspection, you can already check if the anti-rattle spring is clipping the brake pad and the brake disc correctly. If it is missing, you should replace it with a new one, but if it is just dislocated, you need to adjust it to avoid experiencing the shakes and hearing the unnecessary noise from the brake assembly.