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Old 10-06-2012, 06:14 PM
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Sorry to hear about your issues.

You have couple of options here….
• Pay $900.00 for tear down/diagnostic fee. It can be Clutch Position Sensor or Clutch itself and or flywheel. Once the transmission is down they'll be able to inspect your SMG and its components, as well. The standard practice is that the dealership will credit these in your final repairs provided that you get all the work done at the same dealership.
• Find an independent BMW shop in Philadelphia area. You can find the list of competent shops below

Here's the truth (and you probably know this), you'll have to spend money, how much it depends …. my guess is anywhere between $2700 and $4800. If it's clutch or flywheel related then no 3rd party company will cover it because it's considered wear and tear items just like tires, brakes etc. If it's SMG related, then some will cover and some won't, depending on if the services contract clearly mentions it in writing or not.

Given the way you have described, I think it's SMG/Transmission related. Hope it helps/
So, I ask myself the question, what today..... what tomorrow?
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