Ergh! Clutch cable help!

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Ergh! Clutch cable help!

Post by JayW » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:24 pm

Changed the box & clutch today and took the opportunity to swap over to the lever operated fork rather than the existing push-pin type.

Anyway, I was convinced there are two types of clucth cable, one for each of the two release setups and thought i had the appropriate new spare i needed in my spares cache. Turns out i was wrong and my spare is the same as the now wrong one on the car.

This is the type i need for the new setup:

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And this is the only type i can find on fePay:

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Anyone got an idea what the hell i'm missing? It's been so long since i've seen under the bonnet of another BX i'm starting to forget what i think i remember to forget remembering!
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Re: Ergh! Clutch cable help!

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:47 pm

Gearbox end looks the same as the TD/16v type, but I haven't done enough work on other BXs to say whether that's a definitive answer.
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Re: Ergh! Clutch cable help!

Post by David » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:57 am

There are 2 types of cable. One for the GTI & TD (including the 16V & 4x4) & the other for the rest (I believe).
I managed to find one like your looking for on Ebay when I put the 4x4 gearbox in my car. If you have the parts off the end of the TD type you might be able to get away with putting them on the other cable, BUT the TD cable sits in a slot on top of the gearbox where as the other goes in a bracket which is screwed to the gearbox.

Good luck & let us know what you come up with.
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Re: Ergh! Clutch cable help!

Post by themildbunch » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:00 am

I'm pretty sure I've got a spare TD one.. I'll check tonight.... We put a genuine spare one on when then engine was out on my TD last year so I doubt TBH I'll ever need this other spare...
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Re: Ergh! Clutch cable help!

Post by JayW » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:22 am

Well, i managed to shackle something together with penny-washers etc to get it working for now.

Found a new proper cable so will swap it when it arrives and i find the other bits i need (see wanted post).

Sadly, none of this fixed the initial problem i was doing it for but with it's new Valeo clutch and n/aD box it drives lovely and now does nearly 70mph @ 3000rpm instead of 60mph, is much quieter at speed and should return much healthier MPG on a run with no noticeable loss of performance!

Cheers guys!
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Re: Ergh! Clutch cable help!

Post by citronut » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:33 pm

here are all the cable part No.'s listed on service citroen

95 612 702
NFP
CABLE-CLUTCH
LONG 1170
1 360L UNTIL RPO 04192

96 081 711
NFP
LONG 1265
1 360L SINCE RPO 04193

96 081 712
NFP
LONG 1455
- 1,580L UNTIL RPO 04617
LONG 1455
- 1,905L

LONG 1455
- DIESEL FUEL SINCE RPO 04618
LONG 1455

96 081 710
NFP
LONG 1386
- 1,769L AND DIESEL FUEL AND TURBO

LONG 1386
- GTI 16S

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