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2002 BMW Z8 Question: it seems I cant get the car to shift, with the motor on.

 

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furiosofarm, Temecula, CA, February 28, 2010, 16:46
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the clutch pedal has play in it and I cant get car in gear without shutting the engine. I did get it to shift when I finally got it to shift with engine off.

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    February 28, 2010, 17:44
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    If you can shift your car with the engine off but not while it is running, that is almost always a clutch problem, it could be the clutch itself or the clutch hydraulics.

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    The Car Doctor from The Car Doctor, LLC, February 28, 2010, 23:10
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    If the clutch pedal feels very low and squishy, you probably have a hydraulic leak. Next to the brake master cylinder there should be a smaller resorvoir. Check the fluid. If its empty, fill it and look for the leak. If its full, you've got bigger problems.

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