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Mitch Boutte

Mitch ... 5/14/2010

1995 BMW 525i Base 6 Cyl 2.5L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

the car was shifting fine all of a sudden the clutch pedal went to the floor and doesn't return?

The fluid in the reservoir was a little low, could this be the slave cylinder? I was driving slow and I didn't hear any thing give? Advise please?

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Bobby

Bobby 5/14/2010

could be look under at the transmission try to find any signs of leaking fluid. Add fluid back in pump clutch see if it leaks right out again.

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Mitch Boutte 5/14/2010

Thanks I'll try that, n see what happens, although I left out the detail that the fluid level was a little low, before this happened there was no warning , every thing was really smooth i never heard any strange noises or any thing through the pedal?

Bob R.

Bob R. 5/14/2010

If there is no fluid loss either on the rug under the pedal, or under the car, then it sounds like a linkage problem. It could be the pivot point on the pedal, the rod that the pedal pushes into the clutch master cylinder, or the lever that goes into the bellhousing from the slave cylinder and engages the clutch and throw-out bearing has broken.
There's some diagrams at this site:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do

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Mitch Boutte 5/14/2010

Thank you for the reference , this was very helpful, I just bought this car 6 weeks ago for a steal and it has operated better than I ever expected ! It's got just over 200,000 miles and doesn't burn a drop of oil the body is perfect for $1300 I really love my bimmer and I got four other cars I do most all the work my self I havent been able to find a shop manual around here in tacoma I think it has more to do with a seal failure on the slave cylinder, I'm gettin greasy now LOL thanks

Bob R.

Bob R. 5/26/2010

Order a Bently Manual from Bavauto.com Glad you like the car - if you change all the fluids regularly, they're really tough to kill.

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