Help! clutch cable

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Help! clutch cable

Post by quirky » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:55 pm

Hi, I hope you guys can help. I bought a shed of a BX (but road worthy). Driving it home about 5 miles from my house pushed the clutch pedal in and it didn't come back up! Thankfully it was just round the corner from a garage. The car is now with them, with a broken clutch cable. The Garage has got a new clutch cable but are having problems fitting it. It keeps 'jumping off'. It's a BX19 diesel TGD. Do you guys have any ideas why the cable would jump off. When i bought the car it was advertised as have a new clutch fitted. Any ideas?

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Re: Help! clutch cable

Post by sdelasal » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:49 pm

Which end of the cable keeps 'jumping off'? The pedal end is very difficult to attach correctly with a plastic ferrel that needs correctly locating. The cable needs to be adjusted correctly, gearbox end, to remove slack. The lever arm at the gearbox end can also distort/ break and so mess up operation. Search on here for that. Steve

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Re: Help! clutch cable

Post by citronut » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:05 am

possibly they are trying to fit the wrong cable????

or they are not fitting the outer cable at the bulkhead properly, they can be great fun

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Re: Help! clutch cable

Post by quirky » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:37 pm

Wow, what a great forum! Thanks for the replies. As for which end it's jumping off from, I don't know that was what the garage told me. I intend to pop down tomorrow to have a look. Although as for the wrong cable they looked at that and the new cable is the same as the cable that came off the car. The garage bill might end up being more than i paid for the car! But the overall cost will be small, for the right to drive such a cool car :D Why oh why did i give my GSA away for free!


Re: Help! clutch cable

Post by Mothman » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:05 pm

Wish there was a 'like' button for this thread.

U sound like a great guy Quirky...


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Re: Help! clutch cable

Post by rutter123 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:14 pm

A clutch cable is about an hours work, tho access at the bulkhead is limited depending on engine fitted, some pattern cables are rubbish and dont fit very well, the small plastic collar insert at the top is quite tricky to get in and line up but once in should stay put, the routing of the cable has to be correct or it can foul or hit the exhaust downpipe.
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Re: Help! clutch cable

Post by electrokid » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:45 am

Wow, what a great forum!
Yeah - we think so too :D welcome aboard.

There are a variety of clutch cables and those who supply them are not always familiar with the model differences: so when the 'new clutch' was fitted there is no absolute guarantee that the one you have fitted was the right one.

I suggest you fill in the details on your control panel re your location and the year and model of your BX - that will help us to help you. Then when the clutch is sorted and you have more time then please post some pics :D
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