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Old 06-30-2014, 01:51 PM
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For the clutch pedal -- I used 2 of Part # : 35 21 1 158 290 for $1.95 each (what the heck while I was in there, right?). They just push out and in with your fingers. Turns out, I couldn't really disconnect the clutch master cylinder (CMC) end from the pedal without removing the pedal anyway.

Both the pedal and the CMC are held on with pins and small spring retaining clips that are easy to pop off and on.
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Hi, I'd like to officially register in the e53 manny tranny registry. 2003 X5 with 5 speed, titanium silver with grey leather. Which I've just gotten and am tickled pink over. I've been practicing my manual transmission footwork for many years only to now be blessed with the holy grail of manual transmission machines, the X5 with the (gasp) manual transmission. OMG the passers by will say to themselves as they inadvertently glance in my window and see the ominous stick shift and 3rd pedal menacingly but proudly proclaiming to the world: I am indeed a manual transmission endowed X5 standing before you.
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Hey folks, recently I've noticed that the stick on my X5 ('01 5-speed) doesn't always return to the proper center position. Sometimes it seems to get stuck somewhere in between where 3rd and 5th gear are positioned. I heard this is a common problem for BMW shifters, but I don't know anything about what might cause it. Could someone point me to a reference that shows how the shfiters on our cars are built, and what I'd need to replace to fix this? It hasn't caused any mis-shifts, but it is annoying!

One other thing, anyone know a good place to find replacement shift knobs? Preferably OEM BMW, but, as I'm looking at those, even the very basic black ones are $80! That seems over the top...
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Hey folks, recently I've noticed that the stick on my X5 ('01 5-speed) doesn't always return to the proper center position. Sometimes it seems to get stuck somewhere in between where 3rd and 5th gear are positioned. I heard this is a common problem for BMW shifters, but I don't know anything about what might cause it. Could someone point me to a reference that shows how the shfiters on our cars are built, and what I'd need to replace to fix this? It hasn't caused any mis-shifts, but it is annoying!

One other thing, anyone know a good place to find replacement shift knobs? Preferably OEM BMW, but, as I'm looking at those, even the very basic black ones are $80! That seems over the top...
there is a white plastic cup bushing that goes bad I think. It sits under the ball for the shifter. I'm assuming we use the same assembly as the e46, I really liked my weighted ZHP knob on my e46. I think I paid 50 bucks for it.
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Dillon I'd check that ball bushing as jgold said, and your linkage in general from under the car to see if anything is loose or worn, it may be hard to tell though.

Also check to see if the selector rod is getting hung up, might need to spray some cleaner/lubricant down there.
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Hey folks, recently I've noticed that the stick on my X5 ('01 5-speed) doesn't always return to the proper center position. Sometimes it seems to get stuck somewhere in between where 3rd and 5th gear are positioned. I heard this is a common problem for BMW shifters, but I don't know anything about what might cause it. Could someone point me to a reference that shows how the shfiters on our cars are built, and what I'd need to replace to fix this? It hasn't caused any mis-shifts, but it is annoying!

One other thing, anyone know a good place to find replacement shift knobs? Preferably OEM BMW, but, as I'm looking at those, even the very basic black ones are $80! That seems over the top...
there is a white plastic cup bushing that goes bad I think. It sits under the ball for the shifter. I'm assuming we use the same assembly as the e46, I really liked my weighted ZHP knob on my e46. I think I paid 50 bucks for it.
I have the same problem with mine; the shift lever at rest usually ends up over near 5th gear, and is sometimes a bit sticky in neutral. After some research I found that worn shift detent pins are sometimes at fault for that, but if it's as easy as a plastic cup bushing... That would be so sweet. Were you able to replace that from inside, or did you have to go underneath & disassemble stuff? Got a part number perchance?

Here's a link to a DIY writeup for the shift detent fix, and the BMW SIB; the repair looks pretty involved. I already sprung for the tools, and was dreading the pulling of the transmission. Not the most pleasant of jobs with a lift, and much worse without.

How to: Service your transmission shift pins.
http://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplass...230104-063.pdf
This guide covers the process of replacing and updating the shift pins of the ZF S5D 320Z 5-speed manual transmission used in many of the BMW 6-cylinder models. This is a service that is prompted by a design fault of the shift detent pins used in that specific transmission. The symptoms include difficulty shifting into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gear (BMW SIB 23 01 02 (881)) and sticking of shift lever when shifting in and out of the 5th gear or reverse gear gate (BMW SIB 23 01 04 (063)). This service requires that the transmission be entirely removed from the vehicle and assumes that you have already done so.
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Dave to get to the ball bushing pop the shift boot out, pop out the rubber boot covering the interface to the floor, and with the rubber boot out pop off the clip on the end of the shifter (connecting the selector rod), and then you have to use either 2 screwdrivers or needle nose pliers to rotate the white bushing 90 degrees, once you do so it will pop out with the shift lever itself.
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I have the same problem with mine; the shift lever at rest usually ends up over near 5th gear, and is sometimes a bit sticky in neutral. After some research I found that worn shift detent pins are sometimes at fault for that, but if it's as easy as a plastic cup bushing... That would be so sweet. Were you able to replace that from inside, or did you have to go underneath & disassemble stuff? Got a part number perchance?

Here's a link to a DIY writeup for the shift detent fix, and the BMW SIB; the repair looks pretty involved. I already sprung for the tools, and was dreading the pulling of the transmission. Not the most pleasant of jobs with a lift, and much worse without.

How to: Service your transmission shift pins.
http://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplass...230104-063.pdf
This guide covers the process of replacing and updating the shift pins of the ZF S5D 320Z 5-speed manual transmission used in many of the BMW 6-cylinder models. This is a service that is prompted by a design fault of the shift detent pins used in that specific transmission. The symptoms include difficulty shifting into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gear (BMW SIB 23 01 02 (881)) and sticking of shift lever when shifting in and out of the 5th gear or reverse gear gate (BMW SIB 23 01 04 (063)). This service requires that the transmission be entirely removed from the vehicle and assumes that you have already done so.

Davintosh is right on the money. Sounds like a detent issue, and will require dropping the tranny. I did this on my e36 years ago. Once you have the special tools, no big deal. Time to get greasy!
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Dave to get to the ball bushing pop the shift boot out, pop out the rubber boot covering the interface to the floor, and with the rubber boot out pop off the clip on the end of the shifter (connecting the selector rod), and then you have to use either 2 screwdrivers or needle nose pliers to rotate the white bushing 90 degrees, once you do so it will pop out with the shift lever itself.
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