What does a new clutch cable do?
A clutch cable is the steel braided cable found on manual transmission vehicles that connects the transmission clutch linkage to the clutch pedal mechanism. When the pedal is depressed, the clutch cable pulls on the clutch linkage to disengage the clutch so that the transmission can be safely shifted.
How long does it take to replace clutch cable?
Clutch replacement can take as little as 2-3 hours, but on average the total job time sits at around 5 hours. The first part of the process is the removal of the old clutch.
How do you disconnect the clutch from the clutch?
You may be able to disconnect this by pushing the clutch operating lever away from the nipple with your fingers, then pulling the nipple out of the lever with pliers. But if the cable is too tight, you must slacken the cable tension. Look back along the cable and find the cable adjuster.
Where do you change the clutch cable in a car?
It may be at the point where the outer cable passes through the gearbox bell housing, or where it passes through the bulkhead (see Mechanics 35 and 36). Once the cable is loosened enough, pull the cable nipple out of the clutch lever. Remove the rubber boot (if fitted) and check it for holes. Replace it if necessary.
Why do I need to replace clutch cable on my riding mower?
When the lever is engaged, the cable and spring work to pull the clutch plate away from the flywheel, allowing the riding mower to move forward. The cable and spring can rust or corrode and require replacement. Fortunately, replacing the parts is an inexpensive fix, and one the average tractor owner can carry out himself.
How do you replace the cable on a clutch fork?
Step 7: Slide the cable end through. Make sure it goes through the slot on the clutch fork. Step 8: With the cable removed, inspect the clutch fork condition. Lube any grease zerks that are located on the clutch fork and bell housing. Step 9: Put the cable end in the slot of the clutch fork. Mount the cable to the bracket near the clutch fork.