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Clutch cable help please


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#1 dave valiant

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:20 PM

I have an 88 gl wagon 2WD 5 speed.The clutch cable snapped on me so I got a new one and installed it.One month later the new one snapped.I have read how very important properly routing the clutch cable is,so I was very careful to route the new one exactly the same.I got another cable and installed it on Saturday.I can already feel it stretching which I am assuming is very very bad.I will go through just how I installed it.First I removed the old cable and routed the new one the same way.Then I pulled the clutch pedal off and connected the new cable to the clutch pedal.I reattached the pedal and attached the cable to the clutch fork,then I adjusted it.Did I do something wrong to have this problem?Please help.Dave.

#2 chef_tim

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:56 PM

Hey Dave, sorry about the trouble with cables. I think I could get a picture of the routeing on a good cable Friday and post it to see if it is going in the right direction. Later, Tim

#3 baccaruda

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:27 PM

hopefully you're not buying these from the dealer!
meaning that the dealer clutch cables are usually the best bet.
do you have a return spring on the clutch fork? if so, it may be too tight.
it is possible that your clutch has a problem internally as well.

#4 dave valiant

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 10:37 PM

Thanks Tim.I will anxiously await those pics.Baccaruda,I don't see a return spring on the clutch fork(did you send my wheels yet).I'm not sure if there are any clutch problems internally.I just got the car a couple of months ago from the Chef.When I got it the cable that was on it had 100,000 miles on(how much is the shipping) and was on its last leg.I pulled the new cable off after I posted this an inspected it.I dont see any fraying near the mounting plate which is where the last one broke at.I am using Sube dealership cables.Maybe I got a dud the first time but I don't think so.

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