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#130988 - 1st Nov 2004 1:26am MisterAdams Clutch
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Well, it's late and I'm tired, but just warning you - BE AWARE OF YOUR CLUTCH! They are evil!

I couldn't believe it when Adam dropped me off this evening his car seemed the same as always.
I get in the house, about to go upstairs and he rings me "Vic, somethings wrong with the car." no He lifted his bonnet and there it was - his clutch cable had snapped.

I can't believe you can't check for clutch wear/damage? Can you? omg

A GREAT BIG THANKS TO MEESH FOR TAKING HIM HOME
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#130989 - 1st Nov 2004 1:41am Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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A Clutch cable would typically cost approx 30 - 40 to be replaced by a garage, however its not too difficult to replace yourself, just a little tricky to get it on the clutch pedal doh

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#130990 - 1st Nov 2004 2:00am Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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Yeah, you can check the correct 'tension' by looking at the clutch lever, which is connected to the cable next to the transmission. Unhook the cable (removing the clip if present) and check the Haybe manual for the length that should be protuding (the thread) and screw the block on the thread so that the length on the end is to the correct measurment. You'll know what I mean if you have a look. wink
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#130991 - 1st Nov 2004 2:47am Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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sorry to here that adam matey hope you get it sorted soon dude i know what its like not to have me car on the road so i hope you get it sorted soon happy happy

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#130992 - 1st Nov 2004 9:29am Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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Quote:
Originally posted by StationMiek:
Yeah, you can check the correct 'tension' by looking at the clutch lever, which is connected to the cable next to the transmission. Unhook the cable (removing the clip if present) and check the Haybe manual for the length that should be protuding (the thread) and screw the block on the thread so that the length on the end is to the correct measurment. You'll know what I mean if you have a look. wink
Most fords dont have a thread to adjust the cable as they opperate on a self-adjusting method like allot of other cars do nowadays.

Hope this helps ??

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#130993 - 1st Nov 2004 10:36am Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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cheers for the replys guys laugh

will be trying to get it sorted today but with it being undrivable its kinda hard to get it to any garage at all let alone get it home smack

will let you know the progess (if there is any)

cheers again to meesh for the lift home laugh

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#130994 - 1st Nov 2004 10:46am Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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Shame i work long hours other wise would offer you a hand, changed loads of clutch cables on Vauxhalls, Escorts Polos and corsas.

If you havn't fixed it by tomorrow night, i will gladly pop round and give you a hand, wont be in any mood tonight as i dont get in till about 8.

Let me know
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#130995 - 1st Nov 2004 10:50am Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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cheers laugh

gonna just take it to a garage though as i need the car back on the road asap!

hope its not to expensive frown

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#130996 - 1st Nov 2004 10:54am Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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Shame, it really is only a 10 minute job and would only cost you about 15.00

Could of given you a tow as well.

Good luck anyways.
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#130997 - 1st Nov 2004 12:09pm Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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Yer good luck adam hope you get it fixed soon!!!!
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#130998 - 1st Nov 2004 6:48pm Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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Originally posted by MisterAdam:
with it being undrivable its kinda hard to get it to any garage at all let alone get it home smack
It is drivable, so long as you have a good starter motor tease

I towed the jeep with my dads Trooper, and no clutch, back to Neston from Leeds. That was fun :rolleyes:

If you can get to the rock later then I'll show you how to do it if you want, then you can get it to scooby's to get it fixed smile

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#130999 - 1st Nov 2004 7:11pm Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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Unfortunately Adam is working until 10pm this evening frown and it is also FIXED!!

**THANKS SCOOBY!**
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#131000 - 1st Nov 2004 8:59pm Re: MisterAdams Clutch
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Originally posted by MisterAdam:

gonna just take it to a garage though as i need the car back on the road asap!
If you carnt get it to a garage then the garage could always come to you happy

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