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Offline *DubberLovinGem*

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Creaky clutch cable.....
« on: 30 March 2010, 09:36 »
Since we got our Mk3 a about a month ago the clutch cable is a bit stiff & creaky, thought it may of been cos the car had been stood for a bit before we bought it, but it's not really improved with driving.....
Does this mean it's on it's way out or will some of that 'magic engine spray' stuff (ha, it seems to fix lots of things...) on it sort it out?  :huh:
I had one snap on me before, not good fun!   :laugh:

Offline Wayne

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #1 on: 30 March 2010, 09:49 »
Better to fit a new cable, if left you can snap the release lever in the gearbox.
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Offline flash-derby

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #2 on: 30 March 2010, 11:29 »
i found mine was just where the top of the pedle was.....spayed it with spray oil and been fine

if its got pistons or tits, either way its gonna be expensive

Offline snifferdog

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #3 on: 30 March 2010, 19:02 »
My old one did it for ages and just kept going?! Better get it checked out to be on the safe side, or just carry a replacement cable with you if your in the AA. :wink:

Offline Wayne

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #4 on: 30 March 2010, 19:29 »
If it is creaking then it is seizing up, better to replace it asap then leave it to snap or break the release arm.
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Offline shepp!

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #5 on: 30 March 2010, 19:37 »
Mines doing exactly the same mate, doing my head in now :sad:
Are these cables supposed to auto adjusting?? If so can i fit a manual adjusting one in it's place?

Offline *DubberLovinGem*

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #6 on: 30 March 2010, 20:17 »
hmm, it's not seizing up or anything......just funds are low at the minute  :rolleyes:
Don't spose a new cable's too dear though, or tricky to fit? (obviously it won't be me doing the work though! HA!)   

Offline Wayne

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #7 on: 30 March 2010, 20:19 »
Mines doing exactly the same mate, doing my head in now :sad:
Are these cables supposed to auto adjusting?? If so can i fit a manual adjusting one in it's place?

It is self adjusting but with underbonnet heat etc they dry out, yes you can if you wish fit a manual adjusting spec from a 1.8 I believe.
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Offline mumbles

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #8 on: 30 March 2010, 20:22 »
are they difficult to change?
Wouldn't be fun if it was easy, but does it have to be this much fun?

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Offline Wayne

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Re: Creaky clutch cable.....
« Reply #9 on: 30 March 2010, 20:23 »
are they difficult to change?

No, not really 1hr max.
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