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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
My clutch now works again.. apparently my car can magically fix itself.
No but really, i was just making sure it wasnt the slave cylinder, trying to pump up pressure.. and i pressed the pedal down like 30 times, then it just started working again, i just drove to the gas station and back..
i think its slipping like crazy though, the rev's shot up a little when i floored it in 2nd, and it shakes the pedal a little when depressed..
i dunno, could be in my head i suppose.
What should i do.. lol.. it works, but for how long will it stay like this?
Umm if the rpms are shooting up then ur clutch plate isnt holding. I know the basics of a clutch system...but dont know the names. but basically the plates are slipping and cauing the rpms to go up. if it slips alot then eventually its gonna just not hold.
New clutch plate will fix it..or flywheel...someone back me up here.
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^^^ yes, if your rpms are jumping under accel, then the most likely cause is either a bad clutch disc or a bad pressure plate. The pressure plate might no longer be creating the clamping force needed to keep the whole system locked together.
On the other hand, you might have a clog in your hydrolic hose that is causing the fluid to not bleed back into the resevoir. Since you pumped the system so many times it might be taking a while to settle back causing the pressure plate to be partially clamped.
The first scenario is the more likely one however.
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brakes work, so i doubt its leaking fluid, most likely a dead slave as it was working perfectly fine previously.
While the brakes and clutch share the same reservoir, they have seperate compartments within the container. They're seperate systems, and one doesn't affect the other. You may have just had an air pocket that eventually worked its way up the line. If it doesn't stabilize, bleed it (again). After that, I'd go with the worn clutch theory.
my clutch was slipping when I stomped on it in 4th or 5th, I did the bleed thing that didn't change anything, and my mechanic took it for a spin and was convinced it is the clutch, now I don't know how she will drive after the new clutch because I got into an accident on my way to have it popped in. I'm hoping to get her back this weekend.