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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 10-27-2012, 04:00 PM
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Clutch not disengaging? Suggestions?

Hi I haven't been on here in a long while. I now need some suggestions as to why my clutch isn't disengaging.

I have a '84 318i with the stock M10. Long story short The stock M10 had a blown HG. I just recieved a used M10 and installed it a couple days ago. I left the tranny in the car when i pulled the old engine and put the "new" M10 in and it slid onto the tranny just fine. I used the clutch that was already installed on the "new" engine i recieved because i was still good.

I went to move the car and it will not get into gear. When i have it in neutral it rolls fine. With the car off i can move the selector into gear. Obviously when it is in gear it shouldnt move when the car is off. However when i push in the clutch (with the car in gear) it should move but it does not.

This leads me to believe the slave cylinder is bad or there is another culprit?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:54 PM
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Any help? Really trying to get this thing on the road soon. Thanks again.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:14 PM
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have you checked the fluid level on the clutch yet? that will tell you something. the shift linkage could also be binding.

also have you tried starting the car in gear with the clutch pedal in?
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:47 PM
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No i will check the fluid level. I recently did my brakes and topped off the fluid. However maybe some air is trapped in the line. I did not try to start it in gear for fear of the car jolting forward suddenly.

If the linkage was binding wouldnt it be difficult to get into every gear? I can get it into 3rd 4th and 5th when the car is off. When it is on, i cant select any gear.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:59 AM
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Bent clutch fork? Bleed the clutch next, then try again.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:12 AM
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Ok i will do that next. I wasnt able to do anything yesterday. So today hopefully i will have some time.
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I did not try to start it in gear for fear of the car jolting forward suddenly.

If the linkage was binding wouldnt it be difficult to get into every gear? I can get it into 3rd 4th and 5th when the car is off. When it is on, i cant select any gear.
you can start the car left foot on the clutch and right on the brake. thatll keep the car from jumping.

and not always. if its say bent to the right, it could come in contact with the body only in 1st or reverse. and does it grind when you trying to get it in gear?
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you can start the car left foot on the clutch and right on the brake. thatll keep the car from jumping.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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its how i learned how to ride a dirt bike, or at least learning the clutch on launches.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:25 PM
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That's how I start my car everytime.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:28 PM
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That's how I start my car everytime.
i never use the brake. but then again both vehicles i drive are autos and my motorcycle is on a paddock stand.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:31 PM
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i never use the brake. but then again both vehicles i drive are autos and my motorcycle is on a paddock stand.
Haha not that you have a clutch that your in control of.

I have more respect for auto's then I used too. Sometimes its nice to get in your car and not have to shift.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:35 PM
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Haha not that you have a clutch that your in control of.

I have more respect for auto's then I used too. Sometimes its nice to get in your car and not have to shift.
somedays. only when someone decides to hit the wall and close 2 of 3 lanes during rush hour. thats when i love the bike, because i have 2 open lanes between the cars
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How does your pedal feel? was your tob positioned right when you installed the engine?
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I just dont see any other logical way around this problem.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:45 PM
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Ok guys My problem was solved. Sorry i didnt respond sooner. Been a little busy with other things. Turned out to be the best case scenario. I did do a brake job a little while ago. Then was turned on to the fact that the clutch and the brakes share the same reservior. So the first thing i did was bleed the clutch. Viola! The clutch works fine.

I replaced the starter and now a new problem has arised.
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