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    Cable clutch issues.

    Clutch is going out but can't afford to buy a new one yet. How do I tighten the cable clutch? It was done once before but cannot remember how to readjust it.

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    If it's the cable type, open the hood and against the firewall grab the clutch cable and pull it away from the cab like your going to pull it out. Spin the adjusting nut so there is about 1/8 in of play between the nut and the rubber nut locker on firewall.

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    I did everything but it didn't help. Does that mean in need a new clutch? It slams into gear on reverse and I have to force it into 1st and 2nd gear.

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    check to see if the firewall is flexing where the Cable adjuster is...(takes 2 people) that could be an issue, otherwise, the cable is stretched, you can replace it for about $35, orthe clutch is so worn, there isn't any adjustment left, which means you will have to replace the clutch, pressure plate and have the Flywheel re-surfaced.

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    I had similar problem with my 93 I thought it was the cable but it was the "clutch relief fork". It was bent maxed out on my cable adjustment clutch wouldn't fully disengage had to order a new one from Mitsubishi. Make sure that lever that at the end of the cable isn't bent or cracked.

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    Last night the clutch cable snapped. How do I reinstall a new one? I need a diagram or instructions. Some piece snapped inside the firewall and my clutch went limp.

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    link to manual on his site http://www.onsiteconcrete.net/d-50/F...-1983-1993.zip

    Section 8 deals with the clutch, pages 8-4 & 8-5 the cable replacement. even has pictures...

    get the part from a Mitsubishi dealer when the Dodge dealer says he doesn't have one.

    Good luck

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    I can't open the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylittleshitty View Post
    I had similar problem with my 93 I thought it was the cable but it was the "clutch relief fork". It was bent maxed out on my cable adjustment clutch wouldn't fully disengage had to order a new one from Mitsubishi. Make sure that lever that at the end of the cable isn't bent or cracked.
    The forks are obsolete from mitsubishi of north america now. PM me in the future if anybody needs as I have brought these in from Mitsubishi of Japan.

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    Clutch cable fixed. Truck runs at 200% compared to what it used to. Thanks everyone for the support and help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylittleshitty View Post
    I had similar problem with my 93 I thought it was the cable but it was the "clutch relief fork". It was bent maxed out on my cable adjustment clutch wouldn't fully disengage had to order a new one from Mitsubishi. Make sure that lever that at the end of the cable isn't bent or cracked.
    I have had similar problem. I was sick, couldn't climb under truck. I took it my local garage. They let some guy who apparently escaped rehab work on it , clutch replacement. He put as many parts back in incorrectly as I could imagine. Little truck ran anyway. I will look closely at clutch relief fork. Currently I am stretching 2 to 3 clutch cables to the snapping point per year.Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graydog View Post
    Currently I am stretching 2 to 3 clutch cables to the snapping point per year.
    If you're going through clutch cables that fast, check all your main ground straps/cables, esp. the ones between the block, frame and body. If those grounds are missing, broken or deteriorated, the clutch and/or throttle cable can become a ground path, rapidly fatiguing the cable until it snaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewarme View Post
    The forks are obsolete from mitsubishi of north america now. PM me in the future if anybody needs as I have brought these in from Mitsubishi of Japan.
    You bring parts from Japan -- WAY COOL DUDE..!

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