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BMW X3 2004, front left tire brake guard... BMW X3 2004,

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BMW X3 2004, front left tire brake guard...
BMW X3 2004, front left tire brake guard clunking noise. I have a clunking noise that goes away when I separate the break guard away fron the rotor, but it comes back, it also helps when i was the underside of the car but it comes back...anyone heard of this being a common problem? is there a way tofix this permanently? maybe remove the brake dust guards??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
this is not a common problem but the fix is to replace or remove the guard. I would recommend replacement.
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is a common problem, and replacement is the right answer but I could have answered that myself, I just washed the underside of my car today, pulled away the brake shield a bit from the rotor and sprayed some silicone spray in between them and the surrounding areas and problem fixed! no more tin noise!, I just gave myself a thorough answer.....
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
replacement is the correct fix, not lubricating to allow for silent rubbing - that is in fact a bad approach asking for the issue to return or worsen.
as the correct answer was provided, please kindly CLICK ON a positive rating.