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[Transmission] Slack in new clutch cable
#1
Hi fellas

I replaced my clutch cable a couple of months ago, the change went well and up until this afternoon Iv had no problems with it. Suddenly its developed some slack, the clutch arm isn't pulled until the pedal is past quarter of the way down. I'm having to push the pedal to the floor to change gear smoothly. As far as I understand with self adjusting cables they can only adjust one way and that's shortening it self, not the other way around. Does it sound like I may have a faulty auto tensioner or do I need to reset it?

Many thanks

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2006 Citroen Berlingo Enterprise 600D
420k+ on the clocks and still chugging away   Big Grin
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#2
Is it a genuine Citroen clutch cable?
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#3
No I struggled to get an original one so I went for aftermarket instead

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#4
Welcome to the world of aftermarket parts, genuine should be available from a dealer within 1 day if they vor it
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(17-05-2018, 07:38 AM)dan.wfs Wrote:  No I struggled to get an original one so I went for aftermarket instead

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From what i have seen and read on this forum you need to fit a genuine one or you will always have trouble - no aftermarket supplier makes a decent clutch cable for your vehicle.
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#6
Make sure your new cable is secured properly and it hasn't slipped out of the securing clips .
If the cable is not secure at the places where the cable has a bend then when the pedal is pressed the  cable will try to straighten up with the loss of movement at the clutch lever end.
I had the same problem and it was where the cable takes the first turn below the steering wheel shaft where it comes out of the bulkhead. I secured it to a small bracket on the front sub frame.
Use cable ties where appropriate.
There are ways to reset the adjuster on the cables , found a method on the net cannot remember where  but it was a clutch cable maker and it showed the various types and ways of resetting back to as new setting.
The majority of aftermarket cables will be as good as the makers originals, may not last as long but will still do the job.
PS the cable should lengthen itself to take up the slack .
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(18-05-2018, 06:46 AM)brodfather11 Wrote:  Make sure your new cable is secured properly and it hasn't slipped out of the securing clips .
If the cable is not secure at the places where the cable has a bend then when the pedal is pressed the  cable will try to straighten up with the loss of movement at the clutch lever end.
I had the same problem and it was where the cable takes the first turn below the steering wheel shaft where it comes out of the bulkhead. I secured it to a small bracket on the front sub frame.
Use cable ties where appropriate.
There are ways to reset the adjuster on the cables , found a method on the net cannot remember where  but it was a clutch cable maker and it showed the various types and ways of resetting back to as new setting.
The majority of aftermarket cables will be as good as the makers originals, may not last as long but will still do the job.
PS the cable should lengthen itself to take up the slack .
Thank you buddy, not had chance to look at it again this week but il try this weekend. Il let you know if I sort it

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(18-05-2018, 06:46 AM)brodfather11 Wrote:  Make sure your new cable is secured properly and it hasn't slipped out of the securing clips .
If the cable is not secure at the places where the cable has a bend then when the pedal is pressed the  cable will try to straighten up with the loss of movement at the clutch lever end.
I had the same problem and it was where the cable takes the first turn below the steering wheel shaft where it comes out of the bulkhead. I secured it to a small bracket on the front sub frame.
Use cable ties where appropriate.
There are ways to reset the adjuster on the cables , found a method on the net cannot remember where  but it was a clutch cable maker and it showed the various types and ways of resetting back to as new setting.
The majority of aftermarket cables will be as good as the makers originals, may not last as long but will still do the job.
PS the cable should lengthen itself to take up the slack .
Sound advice, secured the cable better and its sorted it. Thank you

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420k+ on the clocks and still chugging away   Big Grin
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