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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Fri, Jun-29-2018, 03:38:03 AM   #1
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Default Clutch Pedal Return Spring Install

When I took off the clutch pedal, everything quickly came apart and I didn't see how the return spring was located...so, confirm that the metal piece goes on top of the spring first as seen in the diagram below!

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Default Re: Clutch Pedal Return Spring Install

I can confirm that the diagram of the #14/#11 variant (later style I assume) was perfectly accurate for my 98. I zip tied the assembly into the compressed position for ease of installation if I remember correctly.
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Default Re: Clutch Pedal Return Spring Install

Yes zip ties on the spring are a must to reinstall it
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Default Re: Clutch Pedal Return Spring Install

Since you said metal piece, I'm guessing you have the earlier style, 10, 11, 12, 13, where 12 is the metal piece. I'm about to replace my clutch hydraulics so I took a pic. You can see the metal piece sits between the metal bracket and part 13.



For reassembly, don't mess with zip ties. Follow Nick's advice to disconnect the m/c plunger from the pedal in his video and it'll be a lot easier:

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Since you said metal piece, I'm guessing you have the earlier style, 10, 11, 12, 13, where 12 is the metal piece. I'm about to replace my clutch hydraulics so I took a pic. You can see the metal piece sits between the metal bracket and part 13.



For reassembly, don't mess with zip ties. Follow Nick's advice to disconnect the m/c plunger from the pedal in his video and it'll be a lot easier:

BMW E36 Clutch Pedal Bushing install video - YouTube
Haus, thank you for sharing...yes, I got the old style...also, I now realize what Nick is talking about not needing to use zip ties. However, I found this thread on another forum and I'll paste here since the subject is about BMW cars, I hope the Mods don't mind...(http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=79181)...ever since I bought the car, I have never liked the clutch feel. So, I have ordered extension spring part number is 35 21 1 158 489 and the two grommets at my local dealer ($13 and change). I wondered whether anyone here tried this...it definitely sounds cool. This way, I don't have to mess with spring assembly as it will be deleted.
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My clutch pedal has some athwart play. Anyone else have the same issue?

Is it just some bushings that needs to be replaced.
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My clutch pedal has some athwart play. Anyone else have the same issue?

Is it just some bushings that needs to be replaced.
It seems that you have answered you question in bold.
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It seems that you have answered you question in bold.
Doesn’t sound like a fun job.

Is it in anyway easier than replacing brake light switch ?
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Doesn’t sound like a fun job.

Is it in anyway easier than replacing brake light switch ?
That little bugger is a major pain squeezing those side tabs to remove or trying to push the red circle tab back in once you have actually installed it. When you're installing it, you might find it easier to install horizontally first, then push in the red circle tab back in then turn it vertically.
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