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Re: trouble shifting (archive)

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Posted by Tim in Central Jersey on January 08, 2001 at 18:01:16:

In Reply to: trouble shifting posted by Stuart on January 08, 2001 at 17:40:49:

Hey Stuart-

I've got the same problem on my '87 535is w/ a 5-speed, only my clutch is fairly new, so I'm thinking that might not be the problem. Possibly worn bushings in the tranny and though I've not had mine checked out by a 'profesional' yet, should you decided to have them replaced with aftermarket bushings, be careful which ones you buy. I believe there's some helpful discussion on this further down in the postings and to which ones are good, and which aren't.

Good luck-

Tim in Central Jersey

Lately I have had trouble putting my car into gear (manual tranny) when it's cold. I have to let it warm up before I can put it in any gear, and shifting is almost impossible for a while. After about 15 min. or so of driving (usually around town only in 2nd :( it will gradually get better to the point where I can shift it almost normally (albeit a bit stiff). If I drive the car a lot in any given day it will get to the point where it's normal. Would a worn clutch cause this? Does anyone have any experience with similar problems? I'd appriciate any feedback. TIA

'87 535i 5 spd.

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