Broken Clutch Cable

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J Dumarais
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Broken Clutch Cable

Post by J Dumarais » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:21 am

I was rumbleling around winter today having fun!
Until my clutch cable snap! I try to Jimmy riged it with a rope but it seems to me that the gear dont want to enter went car is running.
The lever on the bell housing feel all right to me

Is there something i miss? Will it works if i get the proper cable? Is there easier alternatives to find cable. Do something with the clutch or Tranny could went wrong?

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Re: Broken Clutch Cable

Post by teranfirbt » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 am

Rock Auto lists a replacement cable for our cars, but you might want to get a couple. The first one I bought ended up having the crimped on metal ends backward, and it was cheap enough to not be worth the money or hassle to just buy a 2nd.

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Re: Broken Clutch Cable

Post by J Dumarais » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:06 am

Thanks for the tip, but Rockauto doen't Worth it so much in Canada with shipping, So i'm still looking for alternative for fixing it.

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Re: Broken Clutch Cable

Post by teranfirbt » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:14 am

I've been able to change the length of throttle cables by getting new stainless cable (Wire rope in this case), feeding through the housing, cutting to length, and then welding a fresh barrel on the end, but I don't know how it would work out with the loop on the transmission end. I suppose if you got the equipment you could figure out how to solder it on a new cable, but at that point it's probably much less expensive to order a new cable...

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Re: Broken Clutch Cable

Post by Petros » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:56 pm

of there is any stretch in the cable it will be difficult/impossible to shift it. the proper cable is very stiff and likely why you have trouble with your temporary repair.

it is perhaps possible to fabricate a workable cable with swaged on cable ends, but likely just buying a replacement, even a used one, is much less troublesome.
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