Having problems with your 1999 BMW 323 Series ?

Car starts in neutral, and shifts into gears when turned off but wont engage into gears outside of neutral when car is running?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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Check hydraulic system for clutch for leaks at master cylinder, line and slave. Repair any leaks and bleed air out. Some masters can internally bypass. If everything has no leaks, replace master.
Pedal lock not disengaging call the dealer explain problem they will tell you the likely causes such as blown fuses
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