How do I replace the clutch in my 1989 bmw325i

Tiny
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  • 1989 BMW 325I
  • 179,000 MILES
I hear a rattling noise untill I press the clutch I assumed it would be a bearing?
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 AT 9:34 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have access to jacks and stands? Do you have a good tool kit? Do you have access to a clutch aligner or a dummy input shaft? Do you have a bearing pulley for the spigot bearing?Have you done much work on a car befor? This is a heavy job, I just want to be sure that you have all the gear and you are not getting yourself in to deep before starting this sort of work.
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 AT 9:40 PM
Tiny
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What I dont have I can get, today I finished a head replacement on a 2000 taurus I've built several small blocks and I am good on tools and with them as well not scared of the job just havent done any manual tranny work before.
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
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Disconnect battery, remove shifter, you may have to drop out console to access it, jack up on stands, remove starter, drain trans oil, remove tail shaft, remove all electrical connections on gear box, drop off engine pipe, support box and remove cross member, carefully lower make sure nothing in engine bay is over stretched and undo bell housing bolts, leave one in loose as safety, when ready support box remove final bolt and remove gearbox, it will be heavy! Unbolt pressure plate remove clutch, remove flywheel and get it re machined, (this is a must or you will have a shudder problem with the new clutch) replace spigot bearing and thrust bearing. Re fit fly wheel and torque to specs, When re fitting ensure all anti rust coating on flywheel & pressure plate is removed (if used)set up clutch with dummy shaft or alignment tool, evenly do up pressure plate (this is important)ensure that you grease inside of thrust bearing and fork pivots with high temp grease as well, re fit gearbox, it should fit up fairly easily if clutch alignment is correct, do not force of get box to low as this will do damage to the clutch, re fit all removed add correct gear oil, that should just about cover it, access will be a issue as there is not a lot of room to get at some of the top bell housing bolts so be patient and it should all go to plan.
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 AT 11:32 PM

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