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    Clutch Cable problem

    My clutch pedal is just limp until the very end then it moves the clutch, so i cannot get into any gear while the car is on. I replaced the cable but it has the same problem even after adjusting it all the way. I did notice that if my friend held the cable tight the clutch pedal worked again but I was wondering if i should shorten the cable or if there is some underlying problem?

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    Is it the right cable and is the thrust/throw out bearing in the trans still good? You might be able to shim the bottom end of the cable where it passes through the mount to take up the slack but it can't be allowed to wobble around or it'll wear through the inner cable. I've ghetto fixed clutch cables before that have been on the end of their adjustment and found an extra inch of life so there is always a way to get a 'get out of jail' free card.
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    The cable is the right one, I dont know if the throw out bearing is bad the trans is from a junkyard d50 that had 192k miles. Right now i have it zip tied tight so i can get around in the mean time but its just a bandaid. I also thought that maybe if i shortened the cable it would fix it. What do you mean you shimmed the bottom end by the mount? the part where it mounts on the tranny?

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    There's a bracket that the transmission end of the clutch cable passes through. You might be able to add a piece of metal tubing in there to take up the slack or even add spacers to the mounting bracket and use longer bolts. Look long enough and the answer will come to you
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    Im going to try shimming it in a few days here, been too busy to do it before haha, thanks for the advice! Ill update after its done

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    I had a similar problem. I used the adjustment at the firewall and it worked for a bit. Eventually I dropped the trans to put in a new clutch. I forget the specifics, this is the only time I have done this, but from what I remember the clutch was in the same shape as the one in the box I had. I only had to replace the throw out bearing which was obviously worn. It has not given me any problems since. 10 or 12 years but only about 20K miles I think.
    Edit- I had paid to have a new clutch put in a few years prior. That is why it looked as good as the one in the box.
    Last edited by 85Ram50; 11-08-2019 at 11:03 AM.

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