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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 01-21-2013, 08:30 AM
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No clutch peddle

Car won't go into gear when started but it will drive if I start it in gear but when I do this I can't Change gear any ideas
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:44 AM
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How about brakes?
Brakes and clutch share fluids, so if there's something wrong with that brakes should feel it also.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:48 AM
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Brakes feel very good
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:42 AM
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You can start it in gear?? With the clutch in or out?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:50 AM
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Probably a hydraulic problem. Bleed the clutch slave cylinder and see if it improves anything.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:51 AM
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With the clutch out
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:50 AM
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With the clutch out
If you can start the car *in gear, with the clutch out*, among other things, it means that your clutch/starter interlock switch is bad.
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