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Clutch pedal goes to the floor(new clutch installed 2 wks ago)

New clutch and engine installed in a 1983 VW quantum turbo diesel 2 weeks ago. Driving it yesterday the clutch pedal went straight to the floor and I couldn't shift out of gear. The mechanic basically said to put a small vise grip on the cable? I have no idea where that cable even is. He said the c-clip failed? How do I temporarily fix this and how/where is this C clip?

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  • epropotnik Dec 04, 2008

    The C-clip was an easy fix once I found it. the clip goes on the top side of a washer connected to the guide for the cable on the engine compartment side. In this case the cable was blue, and the part that left me stranded cost .17 cents to replace! in the future a small vise grips on the cable could "fixya" in a jamb and get you by until the part could be replaced.

    Thanks for the info.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    what is with guys uh how much more do ya need to know ?? ok hey guy what tools do I need to have to change the cable will I need to raise the car off the floor oh & how do I do that do i use hand jack, or drive over blocks of wood, how long will this job take 2 hrs 4 hrs all day or 1/2 a day oh I do have a new cable should I get 2 cables or is one good want any more ??


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That cable fited one side to cluch pedel and ather side fited gear box side where palte which is relecing clutch bearing. dont forget to adjust.

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    Brandy Fogg Nov 04, 2013

    was that english?


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