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Old 26th March 2009, 02:04   #1
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Help! 2000 M5 Clutch, Flywheel install problem

An indie shop replaced my clutch, pressure plate, flywheel on my E39 2000 M5 with about 110,000 Miles.
The flywheel was purchased from local BMW dealer, and the clutch kit (including pressure plate and the align tool)from eBay made by Luk.

Everything fit perfect and installed fine.
I was told the car did not engage into gear, so they did some bleeding.
Now the car can shift into gears when the engine is off ( first and second still a bit tough). But when the car is on, it's almost impossible shift into gear without apply force.

Any help or suggestions would be highly appreciated.
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Old 26th March 2009, 04:03   #2
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Yes. Tell the shop it didn't do that before they worked on it and you expect them to fix it. Otherwise do not pay them.
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Old 26th March 2009, 04:49   #3
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How much force are you having to apply? My first thought is that they installed the clutch disc backwards-it can easily cause the symptoms you are describing, and usually much worse. Been there, done that on a '97 M3 I had that I let the dealer replace the clutch on. They had to buy another clutch kit and a replacement transmission because they broke the bellhousing trying to remove the transmission from the engine (since the clutch disc was installed backwards, it fused itself to the input shaft of the transmission-it was a mess).

Take it back and have them pull the transmission again.
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the car it's still at the shop, i did not want to drive away at all.

it's VERY VERY hard to get it into gear, if i pump the clutch pedal x10 it appear to be slight easier.

but i would have to say FORCE it in.
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There's something restricting the pressure plate from moving. Clutch disc wrong way, a bolt between the mechanism (seen that before) etc. Just make them take it down again.
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ahh, shop insist i purchased the wrong part (flywheel) or defective pressure plate.
i checked part number 10 times, and i know it's the correct piece.
What is the probability of the pressure plate being DOA in Luk Rep-Set.

Thanks guys!
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I vote for "disc inserted backwards" I am sure the LUK clutch and the Flywheel are fine. The clutch disc has small writing on the center of the hub. It says Getriebe-Seite means gearbox side. Ask them abouth this.. Like, "How did you know what what to install the clutch disc" and see what they say. If they say the book, or all date or some other BS.. It is BS since the only way to know is to read the writing on the disc.

I am not sure why they tried to bleed it since they shouldn't have ever opened the clutch line however it is possible your slavecylinder is worn or faulty but, I doubt it. I really think the disc was put in backwards. That said, do not drive it until it is fixed. If it is hard to shift, you will damage your tranny! DO NOT DRIVE IT.

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alright...the guy at the shop told me there is ONLY one way to put in the clutch disc, or it will make LOUD noise since flywheel bolt will hit it.

He told me to get another rep-set of the clutch and insist it's something wrong with the clutch disc or pressure plate.

i looked around i cant find anything in stock.

I am really thinking about towing the car somewhere else.....
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alright...the guy at the shop told me there is ONLY one way to put in the clutch disc, or it will make LOUD noise since flywheel bolt will hit it.

He told me to get another rep-set of the clutch and insist it's something wrong with the clutch disc or pressure plate.

i looked around i cant find anything in stock.

I am really thinking about towing the car somewhere else.....
Big time BS, it is sooooooooooooooooo easy to put a clutch in backwards. Make sure they know which side goes where.
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