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Old 04-12-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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E36 Weird Problem

My friends e36 318 is doing something very weird. I tried to figure it out, but was unsuccessful. His car starts fine, you press the clutch, put it in gear, let go of the clutch and nothing happens, the car doesn't stall and doesn't move. It can be put in any gear and it revs perfectly fine, but will not move at all. Any ideas?
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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is the pedal easier to push or the same ?
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:16 PM   #3
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does the driveshaft spin at all when engaged?
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:17 PM   #4
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Something in the driveline must be broken, or your clutch is just 100% finished
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:33 PM   #5
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I think the clutch or the pressure plate is toast.
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:39 AM   #6
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my bets are clutch are gone...but could be low pessure in the Master and slaves. just a wild guess.

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Old 04-14-2006, 05:24 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by e30m3_78rus
My friends e36 318 is doing something very weird. I tried to figure it out, but was unsuccessful. His car starts fine, you press the clutch, put it in gear, let go of the clutch and nothing happens, the car doesn't stall and doesn't move. It can be put in any gear and it revs perfectly fine, but will not move at all. Any ideas?
1) If you can put it into gear then your clutch is not toast.
2) Main gear in the transmision is gone.
3) Unless you managed to strip all the gears in the rear hub, however I doubt that.

Having said that it's really hard to tell without actually looking at it.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:23 PM   #8
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shifter has broken off and is only held in place by leather gaiter?

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Old 04-14-2006, 01:36 PM   #9
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:48 PM   #10
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Take it to a BMW mech.
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:55 PM   #11
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