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R53 hard sometimes impossible to shift into all gears

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Old 07-31-2018, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ItsmeWayne View Post
Did you replace the throw out bearing and the sleeve? The sleeves wear out on these and cause a sticky ratchety feel on the pedal. Also it needs to be lubed. (when it was out)
Yes i've replaced clutch and flywheel and throw out bearing. I don't know what the sleeve is.? a
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:18 PM
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This is the sleeve that the throwout bearing goes onto.
 
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Sarah Cordova View Post
Hi,

I have an 06 Mini Cooper S Checkmate Hardtop with 108,000 miles and I have been having a hard time shifting. Replaced the slave cylinder and bled the heck out of it. Lubed the linkage with lithium grease. Still have to slam it into gear. Mostly first and second. Clutch was replaced 5 years ago. Any ideas what I need to do now? Thanks!!!
I have the same problem how did u bleed it did u buy the special tool the compreses the slave cylinder all the way in then u hook up all the lones after then u release it?
 
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Sometimes over time, the pressure plate may warp or the fingers or diaphragm may become uneven. The only fix for this is to replace it, have the flywheel turned and replace the clutch. Expensive to say the least and a ton of work to do it.
If the clutch is not releasing all the way, it will be hard to disengage and get into a gear, if sitting still. I have noticed many Minis' have this and guessing it may be a design flaw, as so many have this issue.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:08 PM
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Hello Jose,

I had to replace the clutch fork as it was bent all the hell, as well as a new clutch kit. Luckily my pressure plate was in great shape.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:12 PM
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I'm sorry I didn't tell you how they ( I say they because you need more than 1 person to bleed the slave ).
This is a good example on what to do:

 
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