2006 BMW 330 fell off jack. Drives ok. Possible damage?

Tiny
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  • 2006 BMW 330
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 23,000 MILES
While changing into my summer tires, the car fell of the jack. I was stupid to take out hand brake when the wheel wasnt coming off (it was just tight) *duh*
Anyways if fell off the jack almost 90% on the wheel, which came off slightly. THe metal around the brake is bent.
I put the wheel back, drove - no sound.
Should I get something fixed right away. I have a trip tomorrow
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 AT 12:27 PM

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Tiny
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WHen you say the metal around the brake is bent, are you refering to the backing plate behind the rotor? If so, just get it as straight as you can so it doesn't rub the rotor. Also, make sure the brake rotor is not cracked or damagd in anyway.

If the car drives ok, chances are you didn't hurt anything.

Let me know about the backing plate.

Joe
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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Joe
Yes I think it is the backplate.
The spacing between backplate and rotor is more on the top and less in the bottom - due to it bending
I do not see any damage on the rotor itself. I did try to bend the backplate (after I got the car back up on the jack), but at no point was it touching the rotor.
I put the old winter wheel back on, drove around and I did not hear and feel any differrence.

THen I put on my summer wheels. Attached arepics showing the whole, top & bottom of rotor (with my new wheels)
You can see the bottom part is closer and the top part has more spacing between rotor and backplate


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/377013_2009_BMW_040_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/377013_2009_BMW_0391_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/377013_2009_BMW_0411_1.jpg

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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If everything looks ok, the backing plate isn't rubbing, you should be fine. If you start having any trouble, let me know.
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 AT 7:36 PM

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