Generally, the best way to tell if you have a problem with the self-adjusting cable is if there is too much free-play at the top of the pedal and the clutch engages too close to the floor boards.AddictedToSaab said:I have a non adjustable cable. What are my options? Do I have to buy a new cable if I'm showing symptoms like trouble getting into reverse (sometimes) and trouble getting into other gears (sometimes, mostly after I've been driving for a while)?
I don't see how it can be adjusted. I located that image I linked that looks exactly like my cable and it's marketed as a non-adjustable.earthworm said:Non-adjustable ??
Thats a new one; there has to be an adjustment; as the clutch wears, necessitating an ever shorter cable...
I fear that the clutch disk is worn out
Better secure a consensus on this one..:cheesy:
Oh shi.... Could you be a bit more specific on how this works? Like does it matter on the direction, what am I actually turning? etc.Saaboheme said:If that is the Beck Arnley, it is manually adjustable with two open end wrenches where the whit plastic and brass is located. The wrenches push apart the sheath to make the cable tauter.
Okay basically I don't know what to use the wrenches on. Look at the cable. I see two brass (golden brown) nuts on the outside of the middle white plastic. There is a plastic nut on the right hand side (closest to clutch pedal) and a nut that moves around as I turn it in between the white nut and the rounded white plastic in the middle. Order is [Bronze nut] [Useless white plastic] [Free moving metal nut] [White nut] [Bronze nut]Saaboheme said:I don't recall - the last time I had a manually adjustable clutch cable it was on a Lancia Zagato. If it has not been adjusted, you can probably only turn it one way. Try counter clockwise to start, and if you can get a couple of complete rotations, then test the pedal play.