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Old 04-06-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Exclamation 2001 E46 330ci clutch problem HELP!

So today I was driving my car and accelerated relatively hard in 1st gear and when I went to shift, I pushed the clutch in but it wouldn't come out of 1st gear like it was holding onto 1st, when I let the revs drop I was able to shift out of 1st but this happens in 1st 2nd and third if I get close to redline, the car drives fine if I go slow but I am not sure what this problem is does anybody know??
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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I have the same car. The throw out bearing is junk. My TOB came apart when I was replacing the clutch salve cylinder. I bet you're TOB is on the way out. Time for a new clutch.


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Old 04-07-2014, 12:11 PM   #3
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Complete through out bearing failure would cause a lot of scary noises.

Can you still shift the gears with the clutch pedal all way down?
If you can, then this is issue with clutch slave cylinder.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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Complete through out bearing failure would cause a lot of scary noises.

Can you still shift the gears with the clutch pedal all way down?
If you can, then this is issue with clutch slave cylinder.
Yeah man if I shift before 3000 rpm the car drives okay but still feels funky like something broke Forsure, all my buddies are saying it's a TOB I'm taking it to my mechanic in the morning thank you for your help!
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