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clutch cable installed but I have a couple of Q's
Posted 06 November 2003 - 06:58 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 07:10 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 07:20 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 10:41 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:52 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:53 PM
and it rides up the backbone of the tranny to the fork. The opther cable on the fork will be the HillHolder that arc's around thru the intake and down under the MAstercylinder... That is IF you have the HH installed or in use.
Given that this is the heabvily mod'ed car right?
its actually a rather easy install.... just be flexible to get up under the dash to do the swaping of the cable to the pedal.
And for mental relaxation... as its snapped... you'll do easier if you can pull the cable husk and gromment out from the engine bay and leave whats left of the actual cable thru the hole and attached to the pedal....
Then climb under the dash and use your hand and pull the broken metal cable back thru the hole towards ya and leave it attached to the pedal
then feed the new cable assembly thru the hole
that way hyou have the cable pieces together and pull of the "pin" and thn slide the new in place while you up under the dash and have the "pin" and parts in yer hand.
and you then can climb back out and go back under the hood for connecting to the fork and then set the grommet and your done.
hope that mentally works for ya... as that's how i did it several years ago. sounds long but really it isn't/./
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:58 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:59 PM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 12:19 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 12:45 AM
1. Route the cable UNDER the steering column - the splines on the steering shaft will eat a hole in the plastic of the cable, allowing water and other contiminates in, and the dry lubrican't inside the cable out - VERY BAD. It goes under the steering shaft, and under the heater core lines. OVER THE STEERING SHAFT routing is the most common reason for cable failure in my experience. This happens because unless you know it's wrong, the cable will work fine, and it seems the natural way to install it when your in there working...... you just have to know better. BTW - if you don't route it this way, the cable will be a lost cause within a few hundred miles..... will take more than that to snap, but the damage to the cable housing will already have been done.
2. When installing the cable it's a real beotch to get that little pin in and out unless you REMOVE the clutch pedal. Much easier if you just pop off the retaining clip on the pedal pivot shaft, and pull the whole pedal out about an inch - no need to remove it from the shaft, but I always do, and put a little brake caliper grease on the plastic sleeve bushings for the pedal. Also a good time to check the operation of the clutch engagement switch for proper adjustement. It's activated by a little rubber pad on the pedal.
3. Make sure the little rubber stopper pad on the pedal end of the cable is properly fitted to the metal tab on pedal box - you will see what I mean. There are two little rubber arrow shaped peices that must be pulled through two holes in the metal tab - they lock into place, and it's a rather tight fit - you will need needle nose pliers for it, as they are too tight to insert by hand. If that stopper isn't properly seated, the cable can rub on the metal tab, and once again...... bad times.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 01:32 AM
and thanks for all of the help, I plan to have it back one the road by sat to drive to work (I hope) but what about it starting back up when I shut the key off do ya think that hurt anything?
Posted 07 November 2003 - 02:04 AM
if you can shift in and out of gear then..... i doubt it.... actually i doubt it weither way to be honest.
A few years back (Xmas of 1998) i had the cable break on me.
granted i was super lucky and only like 4 blocks from the Aunt and Uncle's house. The only Bad thing i did was actually push the shifter arm up forward till i could fee the car start to roll forward (at idle). So glad So-Cal strets in that are were supper flat ground.
yeah and it then "popped" into 1st (almost a chirpping lurch forward. then i did the "speedshifting into 2nd" and third.
i knew those RPM ranges like clockwork so it was safe... just had to time the street lights "just so"....
and i barely did. but the "into their parking lot" it was ummm a bit mean. I slipped into the lot in a lugging 2nd and then as soon as i was "this close" to their house i raised the RPMs up just enough to pop outta gear and coast in. Killed the ignition and then in neutral i slid into a spot. Then i goto swap a clutch cable then next day after i long long waste of time riding the OC RapidTransit system. LOL gawd it was a 4.5 hour round trip and used 4 different busses to get to the subie dealership and buy the clutch cable they actually had in stock.
and it took m about an hour to install as I recall. sooo yeah sorry for the tangent.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 02:14 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 02:19 AM
Don't worry about adjustment - just get it tight, and it will work fine. You just don't want any slop in the cable. I just make it tight enough that I can't move the shifter fork by hand. And make sure to tighten the stop nut down REALLY tight. If that works loose, your in a heap-o-trouble.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 05:51 PM
Posted 08 November 2003 - 12:13 AM
Posted 09 November 2003 - 09:11 AM
I think there should be a spring on the clutch fork. If it's not there the TOB wears prematurely.
Posted 09 November 2003 - 12:17 PM
Posted 09 November 2003 - 12:25 PM
Some prefer taking the motor out. 6 of 1, half dozen of the other, they gotta come apart.
Posted 09 November 2003 - 05:53 PM
Posted 11 November 2003 - 12:14 AM
(ya, its a bump)
Posted 11 November 2003 - 12:37 AM
2. Gets you stared at by other people on the street/road,
3. Could damage the pressure plate,
4. Will damage pressure plate if left in for long after it freezes up,
5. Can damage the shaft it rides on , on the tranny,
6. Will damage the shaft of the tranny if left in for long after it freezes up,
7. Will cause you to spend more money than you wanted to if you don't change it out before it goes bad.
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