BMW 5 Series E39

since 1996-2001 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW E39
+ Introduction
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
- Brake system
   Anti-blocking system
   Removal and installation of front brake shoes
   Removal and installation of a brake disk / support of a forward brake
   Removal and installation of back brake shoes
   Removal and installation of back brake supports
   Removal and installation of a brake disk of back wheels
   Measurement of thickness of a brake disk
   Brake fluid
   Removal of air from the brake system
   Replacement of brake pipelines
   Replacement of a forward brake hose
   Check of the vacuum amplifier of a brake
   Removal and installation of brake shoes of the parking brake
   Adjustment of the parking brake
   Removal and installation of the lever of the parking brake
   Removal and installation of a cable of the parking brake
   Check and replacement of the switch of a stoplight
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment
+ System of onboard diagnostics





Adjustment of the parking brake

The parking brake is structurally completely independent of working brakes. Therefore wear of the parking brake is insignificant. Corrosion of the brake drum or pollution of brake shoes reduces the brake moment. If old blocks are regulated, the parking brake it is necessary to earn extra. For this purpose from the speed of 40 km/h carefully tighten the parking brake so that braking process began. Keeping speed, tighten a brake on one tooth and pass about 400 more m. Thus, traces of corrosion are removed and the postponed wear products are removed.

Adjustment of the parking brake is required at:
   a) To replacement of blocks of the parking brake.
   b) To replacement of the brake drum.
   c) To adjustment of provision of blocks.
   d) Need of a big inhaling (more than 10 teeth).

The cable of the drive of the parking brake and all mobile elements have to have the easy course.


 PERFORMANCE ORDER

1. Turn off at both back wheels on one bolt of fastening of a wheel.
2. Lift and install the car on supports.

3. Uncover the lever of the parking brake via the handle forward. Address an accompanying illustration.

HUNDRED use special BMW-341030 device to adjustment of parking brakes. Adaptation represents two face keys entering each other, adjusted on various sizes of a lock-nut and adjusting nut. If there is no such adaptation, it is necessary to uncover the lever and if necessary the central console.

4. Uncover the lever of the parking brake. For this purpose weaken a bolt (4). Turn out bolts (5) and (6), having removed previously caps. Disconnect a cover. For this purpose delay a cover behind up towards a seat of the driver and take out.

5. Turn off two lock-nuts and adjusting bolts (arrows on an accompanying illustration) a cable of the drive of the parking brake. Completely weaken cables.

6. Completely turn out one bolt of fastening on each wheel. Turn a wheel so that the opening reached the lower position. Light a pocket small lamp in an opening. The adjusting nut at the same time has to be visible.

The wheel, as shown in an accompanying illustration, should not be removed.

7. Rotation of an adjusting nut (1) the screw-driver (2) press brake shoes so that the wheel could not be turned manually. After that turn off back on 8 teeth an adjusting nut. If the adjusting nut on the left side of the car rotates in the direction of an arrow (address an accompanying illustration) brake shoes adjoin to a drum. On the right side of the car the nut rotates in an opposite direction.

8. After adjustment check whether wheels freely rotate. If is not present, then turn off an adjusting nut. Wheels have to rotate surely freely.

9. Adjust brake drive cables. For this purpose tighten the brake lever on 4 teeth and screw adjusting nuts (arrows on illustrations) so that the left and right back wheels could be turned evenly by hand. Release the lever of the parking brake and check whether wheels freely rotate. If necessary repeat adjustment.

10. Completely release the brake lever.
11. Include ignition. The control lamp of the parking brake should not light up.
12. Tighten the lever of the parking brake on 1 tooth. At the same time braking of back wheels should not be. Otherwise it is necessary to carry out adjustment again.
13. Tighten the lever of the parking brake on 2 teeth. The control lamp has to light up now. If is not present, then turn in contact of inclusion on the brake lever.
14. Switch off ignition.
15. Tighten lock-nuts, holding adjusting nuts.
16. Fix a side cover of the lever of the parking brake. Put into place caps of bolts.
17. Hook from below and fix from above a forward cover of the lever of the parking brake.
18. Lower the car on wheels.
19. Screw two bolts of fastening of back wheels and tighten their moment 100 Nanometers. Establish caps of wheels.