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Re: 99M3 difficult to shift into 1st sometimes(mor (archive)

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Posted by AC on April 22, 1999 at 17:34:06:

In Reply to: 99M3 difficult to shift into 1st sometimes(more) posted by Yella on April 21, 1999 at 14:29:47:

Same issues with 99 M3:

: 1.) It's difficult to shift to 1st gear sometimes. It doesn't happen all the time.

This happens sometimes... Also hard to shift
into reverse at times. I asked the dealer about
this, and they said M3 transmissions are
notorious for being notchy. Sometimes moving
the clutch in and out frees it up.

: 2.) Clutch shudders(mild vibrations) when I try to shift fast . Even this doesn't happen all the time.

I get this on and off

: 3.) Clutch squealing. Happens all the time.

Haven't had this

: 4.) Wind noise.

I noticed this recently... Worse on highways.
I also have noticed some sort of faint
clicking noise that seems correlated with tire
spinning. (hard to tell where it's coming from,
since it usually requires driving with the window
open and radio off to be heard)

: 5.) Very mild steering vibration at ~70mph. This happens very few times. So, I thought it has to do with the road.

Occasionally occurs at higher speeds (70 mph; more
so at 90 mph)

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