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Old 01-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by hcollins View Post
Anyone else have a problem in which the shifter leans to the right a bit at start up but fixes itself later presumably after the car and transmission have warmed up. Usually when the lever is in neutral it is between 3 and 4, but with this issue, it is pushed over in line with 5. This is not a big problem but shifting into third becomes tough because I have to find it first.
ive had that issue since day one of E46 ownership. Its called the detent pin i think. once the car warms up after 5 min it goes away. basically dont put it into the right side until the car is warm or else your going to have the annoying sticky shifter for a few minutes. My very experienced mechanic said its not worth replacing until you need a new clutch because you have to drop the tranny to get to it. my car has 200,000km(120k miles) on it and the original clutch still feels tight and strong, gonna be awhile lol.
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