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#1 (permalink) Old 06-30-2004, 01:09 AM
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Hey everyone, My name is Blake and my fiancé has a 1992 BMW 325i.
We bought it a while back and on our recent road trip the through out bearing started to squeal at us. We’ve decided to simply replace the clutch and I wanted to know if some one here has done this and if so what advice you could offer. How involved is this job?
Are there any special tools I may need? I just recently put a new engine in my 4runner so I know my way around cars and have plenty of tools. Part of my success in replacing my engine was because of my good friends over at yotatech.com. I’m hoping to find the same help here as I did there.

Any advice would be great! Thanks! Blake and Jess

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Good luck with the install, I hope somebody can help you mroe than I can.

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: We just came from madison! That's what killed our clutch!
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Changing a clutch is fairly easy on an e36:

Some things to look out for:

You have to remove the exhaust system. Most dealerships have special carts and remove the ENTIRE ehxaust from the header back.

Also, the top bolts on the flywheel housing can be a pain to get too, but if you have car savvy, and tools, you should be okay.



Everything else is pretty straight forward.

Good luck... SOmeone has to have a DYI link somewhere...

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It's looking like I have to remove the starter to pull the trans and for me to do that I have to remove the intake manifold to get to the starter. Anyone know of a better way to do this?
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Blake, hope you stick around for a while.

Autotechnica recently performed a clutch change, you might PM him for a rundown on the process and any potential pitfalls you might incur.

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Thanks for the welcome. I got the transmission dropped today. I had to remove the intake manifold to get to the starter. That was a royal PITA. But after a long day the trans finally dropped. The clutch has not arrived so we get to wait til the 8th to start again. I'll post pictures and a full write up later for anyone who plans on doing this in the future.
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