Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Clutch Slipping
Originally Posted by schwabee
I have an 02 LT with almost 35k miles on it. I've had all the services completed by BMW, not yet the 36K which is an extensive service. It seems like the clutch is slipping when I start out. I noticed it again, as I was accelerating with the clutch lever out. I checked the master cylinder and it has fluid in it. Any ideas?
All too common a problem with the LT. In order of most likely to least:
1- A failed clutch slave cylinder
2- A leaking transmission seal
3- Engine rear oil seal/O-ring
Try this: in fourth or fifth gear, give it full throttle from about 3,000 RPM and see if the clutch starts slipping when the RPM gets up to the 4-6,000 range. If so, the clutch is contaminated with brake fluid from the clutch, or oil from the tranny/engine.
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