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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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I have noticed poping sound when I release my clutch on my

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Hi, I have noticed poping sound when I release my clutch on my 320d. It almost sounds like it's catching driver Matt, which it's not, it's is not happening all the time but does come and go. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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when you hear the 'pop' does its conicide with a sudden 'jerk' from the engine / driveline?

as if the clutch is sticking then this would make taking up the drive very jerky and difficult

and if so points to a faulty clutch or slave cylinder

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Matt no it does not. It happens all the time now even with engine off. Performance is fine. Could it be a rubber gasket on the clutch pedal?.


If the rubber pad on the pedal is not a good fit then yes that could be making noises every time you press it

I'd suggest the next step is to get your head into the footwell so you can closely see and hear whats happening whilst operating the clutch with your hand

I've known this sort of thing before to be a broken / cracked pedal or pedal mount so carefully check the pedal and its pivot points for excessive movement

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