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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-29-2007, 07:52 PM
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Is It Normal?

I was just curious if it was normal for the clutch pedal to be able to move from left to right if such forces were put on it. This makes it very frustrating when you have a clutch stop and you worry about pushing the pedal behind the stop. it just seems too sloppy. If this is a problem, is there a simple remedy?

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Old 08-29-2007, 07:56 PM
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Does it move profusely or just a tiny bit? Be a bit more detailed please.
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:57 PM
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I have the same annoyance, but not that badly, so I'd say its not quite normal. Mine will shift a bit though. Mine can shift maybe a cm or so, but definitely not enough to clear the clutch stop. I'd try to adjust what holds the pedal in place though I'm not quite sure what that'd be.

I fyou have to worry about pushing it around your clutch stop, thats a lot of movement, and definitely a problem.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:01 PM
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Of course... I jotted that too quickly. The pedal moves about 3 to 4cm either way. It's more of a dampened movement, where as it moves farther it begins to counteract the force you put on it rather than just clunking side-to-side.
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I'm pretty sure they sell bushings to cure the problem...
check this: http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/dri...edal_slop.html
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:13 PM
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Search for the UUC bushings. They should fix it. I bought mine in May, but uh, still haven't installed them

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:11 PM
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If I say take my car outta gear really fast and push real haard (kinda gripping so i dont slide) than say start turning and downshift.. right b4 i engage itll shift on me a bit every so often..
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no, 3-4 cm is not normal. mine moves may be .5 cm at most.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:26 PM
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I looked for UUC Bushings and found the right away. However, could I just run to the hardware store and fing some bushings or is it reccommended that I buy some?

I appreciate the help.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:31 PM
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It's better if you buy the UUC bushings. They'll last longer and they won't squeak like other, cheaper options.
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+1 on the bushes

UUC are excellent
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+2 on the bushings, yours are shot if the pedal moves sideways 4cm.
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