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Old 11-25-2003, 10:57 PM   #1
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Clutch is going I think....

okay, here is the problem....when the car is warmed up and I have been driving a while, when starting from a stop the car kinda shutters a little bit....does this mean the clutch is going? or the pressure plate is almost worn out? Also, at all times when in 1st or 2nd gear when I push the clutch pedal in while moving there is almost like a clunking noise (hard to explain) almost sounds like a rattle in the tranny or diff....I would really like some help with this. any suggestions would be helpfull. Thanks.
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:09 AM   #2
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Do you get the clunking noise only on 1st into 2nd gear shifts??
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:15 AM   #3
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Basically you gotta tell me if the sound occurs when the pedal is moved,when in neutral,when in gear or when the clutch pedal is held down to the floor?
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:15 PM   #4
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When driving in first or second gear, under just normal driving conditions. I push the clutch pedal in and when the engine disengages from the driveline that is when I hear the clunking noise. Its hard to explain, but it almost seams like its worse when I am just driving slowly and coasting to a stop and the car is slowing down....then I clutch and its a clunk that sounds like its comming from the diff or tranny. I just had the trans mounts replaced, so could the diff mounts be shot as well? This problem could be a completely different one from the shudder when starting from a stop...I'm not sure. Hope this makes a little more sense. Thanks
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:41 PM   #5
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it could be your subframe bushings...or maybe your clutch/gas co-ordination...

read the articles and tips on www.bmwe30.net and see...check the suspension page and transmission page
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:57 PM   #6
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it could be your subframe bushings...or maybe your clutch/gas co-ordination...

read the articles and tips on www.bmwe30.net and see...check the suspension page and transmission page
I don't think its my clutch/gas combination....it just started doing it recently, and I have tried varying my gas...no difference. (and I have been driving manual for quite a while... ) Thanks for the site though...I will check it out.

Is it a big deal to change subframe mounts?
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Old 11-26-2003, 11:21 PM   #7
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its hard for me to tell you the problem from just a description,i would have to drive and most likely inspect and listen.From your description i think its a grabbing clutch,grabbing clutch produces a severe vibration or jerking motion when the vechile is accelerated from standstill,its usually caused by a clutch disc,pressure plate or maybe even a flywheel.My second guess would be a pilot bearing or a throw out bearing but like i said i would have to drive the car to determine the problem.
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Old 11-27-2003, 07:22 PM   #8
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a shudder is a good first sign of the clutch going, mine started last thrusday, then the pressure plate blew one week later, of course it will varry from clutch to clutch but its a tell-tell sign
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Old 11-29-2003, 07:29 AM   #9
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damn, thats what I was afraid of! I guess its about time I replaced it.

Thanks guys
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Old 11-30-2003, 08:22 PM   #10
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if i were you, id buy the clutch kit , then ride this one out. thats what i did , however mine blew within week
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Old 11-30-2003, 09:59 PM   #11
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Thats probably what I will do....I will have some fun with this one first!
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