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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999

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Old Wed, Aug-30-2017, 02:35:29 AM   #1
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Default M3 auto to manual clutch issues

So about a week.. Week and a half ago.. I finished the swap in my 97 sedan. Well I hadn't bled the clutch line before I left the shop I was working at (self service shop). Clutchless shifted down the street to park it where it belongs. Well now I've bled the clutch, have a nice amount of resistance on the pedal.. Used some good DOT4.. The whole nine yards.

So to my question/issue..
I can hear the clutch fork and other pieces moving with the pedal push.. But it won't go into gear while running (without the grinding sound that happens without a clutch). I have a couple ideas to what it could be.. But it's definitely not needing a bleed.. I thought that was it.. Bled it.. Again. No improvement. It shifted just fine with Rev matching when I first moved it back.. Went into first through fourth and it was all smooth. The slave cylinder is my concern.. Someone I work with pulled the push rod out, I shoved it back in.. But don't know if it was far enough.. Could that cause my problem?
It's all new parts like clutch, ltw flywheel, etc. Only old parts was pedal set, transmission (obviously), and shift linkage. I'm tired of not being able to drive it.. Please help me check my p's and q's, dot my I's and cross my T's, etc.
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Default Re: M3 auto to manual clutch issues

Sounds like you have to look yourself. Either the clutch job was done wrong, or as you suspect there may be faulty part like the slave. Inspect and replace.
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Discussing M3 auto to manual clutch issues in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999 at BMW M3 (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)