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Car shakes when taking off in first gear and reverse but quits after up 2 speed
2004 BMW 525i

Car shakes when taking off in first gear and reverse but quits after up 2 speed

(2004 BMW 525i)
So my car started vibrating shaking when I would take off in first or reverse until I got up to soeed. Then I got a flat road on flat for a few miles then cars abs light and brake light come on. I stepped on clutch then clutch pedal went to floor and wouldn't come back up. So I lifted clutch pedal with my foot and when I stepped on it again it started making a grunting sound Everytime I pressed on it. Shut off my car when I stopped and now car won't restart. Clutch pedal still goes to the floor and I'm clueless to what it maybe tried bleeding hydraulic system but it seems it's sucking air from somewhere. I jumped my starter and car acts like it wants to run on first try but dies out real fast and when I try again I get nothing. Maybe my neutral safety switch? I just had everything replaced last year new clutch, master, slave and safety switch! Please help!!! Any replies are appreciated thank you!!!
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Nothing won't run
How long have you had this problem? A few weeks
Tags: abs light, brake light, car won t start, bmw, 525i
1 answer & 3 comments
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on October 14, 2018
When your clutch pedal will not return, you would appear to have a clutch hydraulic system fault. Yes, I read that you replaced components last year, but certainly something in this system is not functioning properly and requires troubleshooting.

If your car will not start it is probably because the system is preventing starting due to your clutch concern. Focus on that and do not defeat the safety mechanisms in the meantime. Hands on inspection will be required to find out what specifically has failed.
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on October 20, 2018
Thanks Dave for your reply now my car starts when I step 9n the pedal but I've bled the system and try to put car in gear won't go when I step on clutch it grinds when car is on and has no resistance on pedal when car is off in gear it has a lot of resistance what do u think might be the problem car also smells like it's burning something when car is on
on October 20, 2018
Still a clutch hydraulic issue or broken component in the area of the clutch, unfortunately.
on October 20, 2018
Thanks Dave I appreciate your help
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on October 14, 2018
When your clutch pedal will not return, you would appear to have a clutch hydraulic system fault. Yes, I read that you replaced components last year, but certainly something in this system is not functioning properly and requires troubleshooting.

If your car will not start it is probably because the system is preventing starting due to your clutch concern. Focus on that and do not defeat the safety mechanisms in the meantime. Hands on inspection will be required to find out what specifically has failed.
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on October 20, 2018
Thanks Dave for your reply now my car starts when I step 9n the pedal but I've bled the system and try to put car in gear won't go when I step on clutch it grinds when car is on and has no resistance on pedal when car is off in gear it has a lot of resistance what do u think might be the problem car also smells like it's burning something when car is on
on October 20, 2018
Still a clutch hydraulic issue or broken component in the area of the clutch, unfortunately.
on October 20, 2018
Thanks Dave I appreciate your help

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