Problem with clip that holds clutch cable on to pedal
Put me foot on clutch pedal yesterday and the clip came off, ive got another, i put it on, but every time i put my foot on pedal it just comes off,, should there be a piece of metal that holds it on, because i think its come off
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Re: problem with clip that holds clutch cable on to pedal
Where is the clip at on the car? do you have a clutch cable or is it hydraulic? If it is a cable and the clip is on the outside the passenger compartment replace the clip and adjust the play in the cable there should be about a 1/4" play. If it is and self adjusting when you need to replace the cable.
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the spring on a clutch pedal is for returning pedal back after taking foot off it ,i dont think it holds the cable anywhere,it will hook on to pedal at top and the other end will hook to a bracket towards driver under dash get a torch lay on your back and you should see where the bracket is it will be directly inline with the pedal
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
It has a plastic Ratchet style gear at the pedal end of the cable that has to be released. This gear automatically adjust the clutch when the pedal is pressed. Never put a jack against a clutch arm. You will probably have to disengage the cable to reset the ratchet gear. Don't strip the teeth on the gear
Clutch doesn't have computer and is not monitored by any other system.
Very rare car here and I don't remember if it's hydraulic or cable clutch.
If it's hydraulic then there is no adjustment.
If it's a cable then it may have one.
In any case make sure that :
1)you are not riding the clutch , in other word you are not the cause of it.When you drive, keep your foot out of clutch pedal , exept when you shifting , even when you think you just have you foot on it without pressure you are wrong , little touch already apply pressure to the system disengaging the clutch.
2)Cable adjustment is ok if aplicable.
3)Clutch engaging at no more then 70% of pedal travel distance.
4)You replaced pressure plate when clutch has been done.
5)Flywheel was in a good shape(not grooved or burnt) at the time of clutch replacement.
There is a way to check if clutch is slipping.
When you go at 35-40MPH shift it to 3d gear , take your foot of clutch pedal completly then floor the gas pedal , if RPM rising much faster then you gaining the speed there is a possibilities that clutch is slipping.(you can also smell it if it burns)
Make sure you are not hazard for any traffic when doing this test.
1-disconnect battery. 2- remove all lower dash plastic panels. 3-
disconnect all plugs on steering coloumn. 4- remove shear bolts on
steering coloumn, easy with a long 8" sharp chisel (get 2 x new shear
bolts £0.50p each). 5-loosen & remove bolt at steering rack in
drivers footwell, mark position of spline before removing this makes it
east to refit (tipex). 6- pull steering coloumn out towards you &
it will slide off the bush quite easy. 7- loosen clutch cable
adjustment & remove cable nipple at pedal. 8-remove clutch pedal.
9- pull brake pedal out of plastic insert, this will break there is no
way to remove this without breaking the plastic clip. get a new brake
pedal clip insert for a Mk 3 golf £4 its the same (dont let VW sell you
a new pedal) 10- remove 5 x nuts holding pedal box to bulkhead/brake
servo. 11- cut 2 x cable ties holding throttle wiring & disconnetc
plug above heater on drivers side. 12- push/pull brake servo slightly
out of bulk head. 13- remove pedal box.
Cause of the problem- The clutch bracket is only held to the pedal
box with 2 x spot welds & a 10mm tack on the top corner.
Repair- Fully Weld the clutch bracket to the pedal box. Great repair.
refitting reverse of above.
Duration around 6/8 hours Less if you get the spare parts before you start.
I wasted time trying to remove the brake pedal without breaking the
clip impossible to do even with theVW tool. £4 on a new clip is well