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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:52 PM
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Throwout bearings problem.

What would cause my clutch bearings to go out? I just had my clutch replaced by a non-BMW dealer... My dad did actually. And now my bearings are going out which was told to me by our local BMW specialist. So. What would cause these to go out so fast after a new clutch was just installed?


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Old 08-21-2014, 10:04 PM
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Did they install a new throwout bearing? Its required for a proper job but not everyone changes them. Also cheap ones fail pretty fast but usually not in a few days.

Also I think we decided in another thread you made that there might not be anything wrong with the throwout bearing since some moron told you it was causing idle problems which it cant. The throwout or pilot bearing is the only thing that could be mistaken for a "clutch" bearing. They squeal when they go bad. They dont cause the car to have idle problems.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:47 PM
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We`ve already been down this road with you, Skippy, and the answer is still the same as it was last time....there is NO SUCH THING as "clutch bearings"....there is A (one) "throwout bearing", which only takes a load while the clutch pedal is depressed....otherwise, it just basically free-floats, there`s really no strain on it, so it takes years for them to wear out....

Somebody (like your shop) is jerking your chain here....you need to take it somewhere else....
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:41 PM
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Google clutch and find a howstuffworks or something so you can understand the components in play here.
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