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Old 01-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by peytonracer4 View Post
Yeah it's some spring inside the trans sticking. Can't remember what it's called but its common and I have it too. Super annoying and makes me suck at driving while my car is cold.

It's fixable but I think it's difficult. Try searching its been covered.
Yep. That's been discussed for nearly a decade on the forums. There's a 250+ page thread either on m3f or bf.c. from 2007ish? I forget. anyway the trans needs to be dropped and you need a special tool set. The parts themselves for the fix are like $20.

My particular trans is VERY resistant to this. my 98 M3 was worse. I think its just a matter of age. basically do it when you do the clutch.

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