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Re: clicking noise from clutch pedal..... (archive)

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Posted by Tim on May 16, 2001 at 10:42:31:

In Reply to: Re: clicking noise from clutch pedal..... posted by Norm on May 15, 2001 at 23:51:09:

I think the over-center spring assembly on the clutch lever might be the culprit. I installed the Stygar kit on my '95, and replaced the clutch stop cover (it was missing), but still experience a small "click" on occassion when engaging the clutch. I even went as far as to replace most of the pieces from the original assembly with new OEM '95 parts to eliminate any possiblility of wear-related damage. The assembly, much like a small coil-over, is pretty poorly made, and was redesigned for '97 with better-quality components and a more efficient mechanism. I think Stygar has pictures of both in his clutch pedal installation instructions -- you can see them there. I don't think it's a performance issue, however, as the clutch seems to engage/disengage just fine.

My 95 (10/94) is one click when pushed real hard to floor while reaching into front pocket for example.
i hear 2 clicks when i push my clutch pedal in. what could this be? going for inspection 1 tomorrow, having dealer check it out. could it be related to my sport clutch/lightweight flywheel? thanks.


If you hear (and feel) pedal going all the way to the floor but it also feels like the pedal is slipping to one side or the other off the factory clutch bumper/stop on the floor, making a kind of clicking noise - then read on. Visually check the clutch stop. It should have a rubber covering. Sometimes, due to "clutch pedal slop" this rubber cover can be lifted off. It could be lying on the floor nearby or maybe came out of the car. Cheap part. Anyway, if the clutch stop (factory one I am referring to here) looks like hard plastic then the rubber covering came off. It's quite easy for the clutch pedal to now slip off the hard plastic when you press way down, like when you're getting change. Alternatively, you could have so much slop that the pedal is mssing or slipping off the stop even with the rubber covering. You can consider Ron Stygar's clutch pedal fix to remove side-to-side slop (Unofficial BMW site link below). I have heard some good reports about it (search archives too for more info).

Hope that helps,

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