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Old 10-01-2000, 11:59 AM
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The clutch on our 1985 Euro 190E 2.3-16 squeals when the clutch pedal is depressed 3/8" and the rpms drop as the pedal is depressed further, but then the rpms come back up to normal idle.

My son and I used the car last week at Tri-O-Rama and as some of the men said, my son "had way too much fun". The car got well exercised in the autocross and the driving events at Summit Point Raceway.

Mileage is 134,000. I have four factory manuals for this model but apparently I don't have the clutch/transmission book. I've adjusted and replaced clutches on several of my other cars, but I know nothing about the clutch on the 2.3-16. Is there an adjustment or what do I need to do? Slave cylinder replacement, pressure plate?

After replacing the clutch on my mother's 5 series BMW I said I'd never replace a clutch again myself. I had to disconnect the shifter, remove the exhaust system, disconnect the drive shaft, bench press the transmission, use 30" extensions to reach several of the bolts, bleed the hydraulic lines and this in my unheated garage in December.
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Old 10-01-2000, 02:36 PM
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I should add that the clutch does not slip when engaged.
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Old 10-02-2000, 12:28 PM
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Squealing could indicate a throwout bearing on it's way out, especially if it creates enough drag to affect the engine rpms. Replacement involves, You guessed it!! removal of the tranny. Good luck..

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Old 10-02-2000, 01:30 PM
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Sounds like the trans needs to come out and the clutch replaced! This is normal wear & tear on lining. No adjustments on this clutch system other than freeplay at master cylinder.

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Old 10-02-2000, 08:15 PM
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Thanks. Well, I ordered a clutch kit today with throw-out and pilot bearings.
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Old 10-02-2000, 09:34 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Robby Ackerman:
Thanks. Well, I ordered a clutch kit today with throw-out and pilot bearings.


Hi,

I have an 87 190E-16V with a similar problem
. Where did you order the kit from and how much was it?

Thanks!!

Daniel

87 190E-16V Blk/Blk 5Spd.
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Old 10-05-2000, 11:07 PM
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Daniel

I purchased it from Tom Coile at TAE/Under Car Parts in Newport News, VA.757 595-7000

list I paid
pressure plate 156 99.75
clutch disc 300 198.33 (Sachs)
release bearing 60 34.58
pilot bearing 16 10.64
freight 14.00
tax 15.45
total 372.75

Two fingers on my pressure plate had broken. Tuesday morning on my way to work I completely lost my clutch but the 16V is back on the road this evening. An upside to the clutch replacement is that in the process of removing all the underbody cladding I was able to de-gravel my car. Monday week I spun out (in the rain) on turn ten at Summit Point Raceway and unable to bring the car under control I let it slide into the gravel pit.
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