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  • Replace brake pads on BMW 3 E 36 in pairs for each axle. It ensures efficient braking
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Brake Pads on BMW E36 Compact 1994 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Tighten the parking brake lever.
    Step 2
    Place wedge blocks under the rear wheels.
    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.
  2. How to replace BMW 3 Compact (E36) 316i 1.6 1995 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
    Remove the front wheels.
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    Step 6
    Using a simple screwdriver, remove the brake caliper spring clip.
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    Step 7.1
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening
    Step 7.2
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    Step 8
    Remove the brake caliper.
    AutoDoc recommends:
    Attach the brake caliper to the suspension or the body by a wire on BMW 3 E36 without disconnecting the brake hose to avoid the brake system leakage. 
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    Step 9.1
    Remove the brake pads.
    Step 9.2
    AutoDoc recommends:
    Do not press the brake pedal after removing the brake pads. This will lead to the piston drop out of the brake cylinder, brake fluid leakage and the system depressurization.Do not use mineral oil or tools with sharp edges to clean the seating and guiding surfaces.Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  7. Changing of Brake Pads on BMW E36 Compact 1995 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 10
    With the help of a special tool push in the brake caliper piston to a stop.
  8. BMW 3 SERIES 316i 1.6 Brake Pads replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Replacing Brake Pads on BMW E36 Compact 1997 316i 1.6 by yourself
    Step 11.1
    Install new brake pads
    Step 11.2
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    Step 12.1
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.
    Step 12.2
    Step 12.3
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    Step 13
    Install the brake caliper spring
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    Step 14
    Install the wheel.
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    Step 15
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.
    AutoDoc recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.Slow down smoothly for first 150-200 km after the brake pads replacement. Avoid unneccessary and sharp braking to a stop.
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