Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tallahassee Florida
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I have a 2002 330i Manual Trx, with 18k miles. When the car is cold (just started) I don't have a problem. However, once the car is warmed up (within 2-3 minutes) and I start off from a dead stop, when I push the clutch just before shifting from 1st to 2nd, I get a thump/clunk sound. I can feel it through the clutch pedal.
It does not do this in any other gear and only when warmed up. It is also really noticeable if I am going up hill on the 1st to 2nd shift.
At other times, it seems like the gear shift is a little reluctant in 3d and 4th gear.
I have been able to alleviate this somewhat by pushing my clutch in slower and also by slightly pulling the gear shift down (about 1/8-1/4 of an inch) before pushing in the clutch for the 1st to 2nd shift.
The first time the dealer said he couldn't replicate the problem, but I am getting ready to take it back. Just wondering if anyone had any imput that might help me help the dealer pinpoint the problem.
I have been driving manuals for about 15 years now, and have never had this problem before. I am pretty sure there is a problem and that it is not my driving techinque.
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2002 330i Titanium Silver w/ Sport-Premium</span>