Question about 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

1 Answer

Clutch cable on 2002 VW Cabrio

I just purchased a 2002 VW Cabrio and while driving back from Philly to Wichita I noticed that the clutch didnt engage until the pedal was almost all the way up. I took it to a mechanic in Wichita who said that the clutch cable has entirely too much tention on it and if he replaced the clutch it wouldnt last long under this stress. The clutch cable in one that adjusts automatically. I got under the car with the mechanic and pressed up from below on the bottom of the clutch cable and it must have taked 50 pounds of pressure to make the clutch cable go up. Any suggestions on what is putting that much strain on the clutch cable?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

The mechanic you went to was wrong, these cable have a lot of tension, sounds to me like you may need a new clutch installed as well as a new cable( they are self adjusting and chances are you wont be able to deadjust your old cable.)

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2002 vw cabrio, clutch cable snapped back in Feb 2013 while i was driving and the clutch pedal disapeared. Had the car towed and last month Nov the same thing happened. Since being fixed last month my...


Have you looked under the car? maybe something out of place or even hanging down that shouldn't be hanging? Its possible that you have bad cv axles as well. That's really all I can think of unless I actualy drove it myself. good luck!.

Dec 07, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2002 1.3 Kia Rio. Pushed in clutch pedal, heard metallic pop, half a piece of a metal ring + half a clip sitting in driver's footwell. Pedal will depress and release but clutch wont engage


I had this same problem the cable is fine its a clip on outer cable to stop it mooving when you press clutch mine poped when I tightened the clutch cable still don't have solution though waiting to payday to take it to garage

Mar 22, 2012 | 2002 Kia Rio

1 Answer

I need to get the clutch cable off a 1997 vw cabrio.How do i get the cable off the clutch pedal


After disconnecting the cable from the engine compartment remove the lower panel on the driver side. Press clutch peddle to floor then reach around the steering wheel column on the gas peddle side. you will feel a plastic guard. reach under guard you will feel the cable on top of clutch peddle. pull cable up and toward back of car.

Feb 13, 2011 | 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

2 Answers

I have a 2001 vw cabrio and the clutch got stuck to the floor and won't come back up, it goes into gear but won't move. i heard it could be the clutch cable, where is this located?


At the top of the pedal, there is a hook that a loop on the cable attaches. It then goes out through the firewall, towards the transaxle, in a half inch think rubber sheath. It then bends down to the front of the transaxle, where it goes though an adjuster and connects to a long arm. Loosen the locking nut and then spin the adjuster so that there is less tension. But is there is no tension, it is not the cable. Then it would be the throwout bearing that was binding. It is under the tailpiece cover. Remove the cover, and operate the clutch to see if the bearing is binding.

Oct 07, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

1 Answer

2002 vw Cabrio\ transmission doesn't shift out of second.


Is it a auto tranny? Might be your fluid levels check those. Also could be your detent cable. If manual tranny and has a hydro clutch check those fluids. Just some stuff to check. I would hate to say change your transmission.

Jan 06, 2010 | Volkswagen Cabrio Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Towable vehicle


sure just make sure its not in gear, the clutch not being engaged will make sure the wheels spining wont o any damage, if you want to be extra careful keep the clutch pedal depressed with a piece of wood wedged up against the seat

Sep 30, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

2 Answers

Loss of acceleration. Transmission? Clutch? Cable?


The cable you are refering to should not be slack or, come off tighten it and, secure it also; check the transmission shift cable

May 29, 2009 | 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup

1 Answer

Clutch remove and replace


its just nuts and bolts. if your clutch kit comes w/ a centering tool you are good to go. i am not telling you that it cant take you up to 10 hours or more. transaxles are a pain.

Feb 17, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

The cluch petal on my 1993 VW golf wount spring back up


If it is a hydraulic clutch system,,then you have a failure of the hydraulic clutch system, if its a cable,,then either the cable has snapped inside the harness or at either end,,or has become disconnected at the clutch release arm.

Jan 29, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Golf

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Logo

458 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...