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      06-07-2019, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hard Clicking When Pressing Clutch Pedal

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Does anyone else get a hard clicking sound and feeling when pressing the clutch pedal?

It seems to happen about 80% of the time when pressing it in. Gear changes while on the move. Going from N to 1st, etc.

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      06-12-2019, 04:07 AM   #2
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Nearly 44k miles now on my 2017 OG 6MT and have never experienced any clicking from the clutch pedal. I would definitely have that checked out under warranty.
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      06-12-2019, 08:00 PM   #3
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It’s the clutch and it’s pretty normal to hear at low speeds in a parking lot or pulling into a garage, etc. Been like that since the day I took it home from delivery.
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      06-12-2019, 08:56 PM   #4
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not normal at all
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      06-13-2019, 07:31 AM   #5
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mine doesn't click at all. I'd get down in the footwell and actuate the pedal with your hand - see if you can get it to happen. Maybe with your head down there you can get a better idea of what exactly is clicking.
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      06-14-2019, 09:58 AM   #6
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Have it back at the dealership for them to take a look at it along with a rattle sound in the dashboard that's been ongoing forever.

I'll update when I hear the results.
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      06-17-2019, 05:14 PM   #7
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It's your clutch pedal stop buffer. Part# 35311103849. It's under a dollar for the part, you can reach behind your clutch and feel it out and swap it yourself, takes less than a minute. It's a plastic piece that creates a softer buffer in between your clutch and the contact point on the car which eliminates the clicking noise.
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      06-17-2019, 07:56 PM   #8
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It's your clutch pedal stop buffer. Part# 35311103849. It's under a dollar for the part, you can reach behind your clutch and feel it out and swap it yourself, takes less than a minute. It's a plastic piece that creates a softer buffer in between your clutch and the contact point on the car which eliminates the clicking noise.
Interesting. It's still at BMW now. I'll look into that if they say they don't know what it is.
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      06-18-2019, 08:09 AM   #9
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It's your clutch pedal stop buffer. Part# 35311103849. It's under a dollar for the part, you can reach behind your clutch and feel it out and swap it yourself, takes less than a minute. It's a plastic piece that creates a softer buffer in between your clutch and the contact point on the car which eliminates the clicking noise.
That seems unlikely, as that part is a little rubber bumper no bigger than a penny. Unless OP's pedal is clicking at the bottom of its travel, it's unlikely that the rubber bumper is the cause.
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      06-18-2019, 08:37 AM   #10
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OP are you sure it's not just chatter? As I said before it's pretty normal on these cars as mine has been on the noisy side since the day I picked it up a year ago;

https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1478107

That said you shouldn't be feeling vibrations through the pedal so maybe there's something different going on with your car but if you aren't used to a noisy clutch this car takes a little getting used to.
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      06-18-2019, 08:55 AM   #11
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Is it right at the top of the travel (like less than a 1/4" of travel)? I get it too. Almost like the pivot joint the clutch pedal attaches to is moving sideways or something.

It never bothered me enough to check/fix, but its certainly there.
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      06-18-2019, 02:14 PM   #12
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OP are you sure it's not just chatter? As I said before it's pretty normal on these cars as mine has been on the noisy side since the day I picked it up a year ago;

https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1478107

That said you shouldn't be feeling vibrations through the pedal so maybe there's something different going on with your car but if you aren't used to a noisy clutch this car takes a little getting used to.
It's not chatter, this is a defined clicking feel and noise at the top 1/4" or so of depressing the clutch.

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Is it right at the top of the travel (like less than a 1/4" of travel)? I get it too. Almost like the pivot joint the clutch pedal attaches to is moving sideways or something.

It never bothered me enough to check/fix, but its certainly there.
Yes that may be it. We'll see what BMW says.
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      08-12-2019, 05:48 PM   #13
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Same issue. Took it in but of course the tech couldn't replicate, even though before I gave them the car I demonstrated it.

Going to take it back to another dealership. Not only is the noise driving me insane but you can feel like the click in the clutch pedal. It's almost like a spring is not seated properly but eventually conforms to the proper position once pressure is applied. Happens about 40% of the time for me.
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      08-22-2019, 11:57 PM   #14
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I have this perhaps even more than 40% of the time.

My car is modified, and I worry about taking it in with drivetrain modifications because I don't want my car to be 'red-listed'. I usually remove all of my modifications before I take the car to a dealer, and for the sake of a $30 part, I cannot be bothered to do that.

I'm seriously considering an Ultimate Clutch pedal though. ~$300 is a lot more than $30... Maybe I should wait until Black Friday and / or Labor Day and see if there's a sale!
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I have this perhaps even more than 40% of the time.

My car is modified, and I worry about taking it in with drivetrain modifications because I don't want my car to be 'red-listed'. I usually remove all of my modifications before I take the car to a dealer, and for the sake of a $30 part, I cannot be bothered to do that.

I'm seriously considering an Ultimate Clutch pedal though. ~$300 is a lot more than $30... Maybe I should wait until Black Friday and / or Labor Day and see if there's a sale!
Similar boat here. I ended up taking mine in and they are ordering a new spring. If they are successful, I’ll let you know. I suspect if you wanted to replace the spring yourself it couldn’t be that expensive. The ultimate clutch pedal does sound appealing. That was going to be my backup plan.
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      08-26-2019, 08:20 PM   #16
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Hope it is successful, just got my car back and they replaced a bunch of parts. See my post here https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...2&postcount=21

When it clicks on the down stroke, it was simply annoying as hell.
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      08-28-2019, 09:40 AM   #17
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Sadly, didn’t work. Noticed the click on the drive home after I picked up the car. We’ll give it another attempt in a month or so.
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      08-28-2019, 10:10 AM   #18
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Sadly, didn’t work. Noticed the click on the drive home after I picked up the car. We’ll give it another attempt in a month or so.

Sorry to hear that. It took me three separate visits before the foreman was able to replicate it himself, that was only after I realized my case happens more than 50% when shifting in a LEFT-hand turn.

I was so discouraged and yet bothered by this "click", it is so much of a distraction and I am not overly OCD. At one point I was going to just have the independent shop install the UCP but I wasn't convinced it was the actual clutch pedal, it felt and sounded like a spring slipped ever so slightly from the proper anchor, and ONLY on the first 1/4-1/2" of the down stroke.

I think my suspicion is right as my dealer did not replace the pedal itself. It's been 2 days and the clutch pedal has been behaving normally.

Good luck.
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      09-10-2019, 11:05 AM   #19
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Just an update but took the car back in. I noticed when it's hotter it's far more repeatable. They ordered a new clutch slave cylinder which will hopefully fix this issue. We'll know shortly!
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Also noticing this issue. I don't necessarily hear the clicking, but can definitely feel it...
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      09-16-2019, 11:49 AM   #21
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Happy to report the latest fix worked. Looking at the Work Order looks like the clutch master cylinder (not the slave) was replaced. How that contributed to a clicking inside the cabin, no clue, but it worked.
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