How long does it take to fix a clutch cable?
In the perfect situation, your clutch replacement could take from 4 to 8 hours to complete. Though since most vehicles in need of clutch replacement are not in perfect shape, it can often take between 5 and 10 hours to complete the project, adding more time for less experience on the mechanics part.
How long should a clutch cable last?
If correctly routed and lubricated it should last very well, your 12 years use looks good!
How do you test a clutch cable?
Checking the cable Disconnect the cable at the gearbox end. It is fixed to the clutch-release lever by nuts which also provide adjustment. Move the clutch pedal by hand. You should be able to feel whether the cable slides smoothly.
How to troubleshoot a clutch pedal sticking to the floor?
Go under the vehicle and check the condition of the clutch cable or hydraulic lines. Make sure that the cable is tight. If you have a hydraulic line, make sure that there are no leaks. Step 2: Check the slave cylinder if your vehicle has a hydraulic clutch pedal. Make sure that the slave cylinder is not leaking.
What are the symptoms of a bad clutch cable?
2. Hard clutch pedal Another symptom of a problem with the clutch cable is a hard clutch pedal. A jammed or stuck cable will not be able to move when the pedal is depressed and will result in a pedal that resists depression when stepped on.
Where are the jacks for the clutch stands?
For most modern cars, the jacking points for jack stands will be on the pinch weld just under the doors along the bottom of the car. Step 1: Put on your safety glasses, grab your flashlight, and grab your creeper. Go under the vehicle and check the condition of the clutch cable or hydraulic lines. Make sure that the cable is tight.
How does the clutch pedal work on a Stick Shift Car?
by John Cook. On a manual or stick shift car the clutch is what allows you to change gear. It is connected to a pedal on the floor by either a cable or a hydraulic link. The cable and the hydraulic link provide the auto-return so that after you press the pedal it comes back to its proper position and the clutch re-engages.