BMW E46 Clutch Replacement Cost

How much does it cost?

The replacement cost for a BMW E46 clutch varies between $750 to $1300 on average depending on your year model, where you’re located and whether you get it done at a dealership or at a local mechanic. . The suggested cost here includes replacement of the clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, resurfacing of the flywheel and labor.

How much time does it take?

The time taken to replace the clutch for an E46 usually takes about 4 to 5 hours for a skilled mechanic.

 

 

How much do the parts cost?

There are clutch kits available for the E46 which will cost anywhere between $250 to $1200 depending on the brand, the year model, and what the kit comes equipped with, for example a kit with a spring hub would cost more than a kit with a rigid hub, some kits may have heavy duty pressure plates with better friction for street racing or some kits may include a flywheel as well as master and slave cylinders whereas others may not. Exedy and Luk are two well known brands that manufacture oem clutch kits.

 

Can I replace the clutch on my own?

There are videos you can watch on youtube which show you how to replace the clutch on a BMW E46 from which you can assess yourself whether it’s a job you have the time for and can handle or whether you would prefer to give it to a mechanic.

Model Year Clutch Kit Cost Total Replacement Cost(parts + Labor)
Local Mechanic Dealership
 1998  $350 – $1200  $750 – $800  $1000 – $1300
 1999  $350 – $1200  $750 – $800  $1000 – $1300
 2000  $180 – $1100  $650 – $750  $900 – $1200
 2001  $250 – $1100  $675 – $790  $950 – $1250
 2002  $250 – $1100  $675 – $790  $950 – $1250
 2003  $250 – $1100  $675 – $790  $950 – $1250
 2004  $250 – $1100  $675 – $790  $950 – $1250
 2005  $250 – $1100  $675 – $790  $950 – $1250

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