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Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999 23:31:28 -0700
From: Josh <>
Subject: Re: [E36M3] Creaking clutch

Your dealer probably performed what I like to call the "exercise in futility" lube job (i.e. pulled down the knee panel and sprayed lube around the clutch pedal pivot pin). This type of lube job does nothing to reduce clutch pedal squeak and is a complete waste of time. THE ONLY WAY TO STOP E36 CLUTCH PEDAL SQUEAK IS TO REMOVE THE PEDAL AN INDIVIDUALLY LUBRICATE THE CLUTCH PEDAL, PIVOT PIN, AND PLASTIC BUSHING. Removal of the clutch pedal is a pain in the ass hence most mechanics use the futility lube method so they can pass it off to the next mechanic when the car inevitably returns.

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At 12:16 PM 3/6/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Sorry for beating this subject into the ground, but I need to confirm
>something here. I just starting experiencing the "creaking" clutch pedal
>sound especially when releasing it very slowly. Took it to the dealer two
>weeks ago and they did the standard lithium grease job. No help! Called
>dealer yesterday about it and he said, and I quote: " Well to be honest all
>E36 M3s are experiencing the problem and BMW does not plan to fix it, so we'll
>try lubeing it again or replace the plastic bushing if you wish and cross our
>fingers." Is this correct or am I getting the dealer run-around????
>Bob Gill
>97 ///M3 Lux

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