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Old 01-15-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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major clutch chatter when clutch disengaged.

I'm helping a friend out on replacing his OEM worn out clutch. He purchased the clutch disk, pressure plate, and throw out bearing. It was a long and tedious process but got it done.

I started up his 00 328i and idles fine. Once clutch is disengaged it'll chatter very bad. I also noticed that the clutch feel is VERY soft. I have bleed the line and the feel still feels the same as before the bleed.

Please help me out on what i need to do.

Here is a video on youtube:

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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That sound is NOT a clutch chatter sound. I'm extremely familiar with what clutch chatter sounds like, and that ain't it.

One way or another it's coming back apart. You either put the wrong parts back in it, please recheck all part numbers to make sure. Or those parts are faulty. Last, you made some sort of mistake when reinstalling everything. So like I said, unfortunately you'll be taking it back apart.

Good luck.

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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I knew it wasn't the clutch making that sound. I know it's an internal problem, I just never heard of this before. I'll recheck all the parts and make sure they're correct.

Previous information about it:

Old TOB was shattered into pieces.
One side of clutch friction plate was gone.
Pressure plate was done.

^^ with those things damage from the last setup, could the fork need to be replaced?


The tob is installed by placing onto the fork and slides onto the transmission input shaft?

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