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I installed a new clutch cable on a 88 vw cabriolet. At sometime in the cars life someone had installed an end of a garden hose as a bracket / spacer on old cable thru fire wall. Need a pic of what the original looks like and how to adjust clutch / cable

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SOURCE: 2000 Suzuki Swift Clutch Question

A clutch cable doesn't take much to install. Who told you $600.00?? You don't have to take the trans. loose to do this. All you do is unhook the cable from pedal and unhook if from the trans. This job should only take you an hour if you've never done it before. How long has the clutch been in your car?

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SOURCE: 95 VW Golf, Clutch cable tricks

look above the clutch cable the is a rubber boot, abot 8-10 inches long. If u notice on either end of this boot are rubber prongs, or ears or whatever u wanna call em. Compress the cable by hand trying to bring these rubber ears as close to each other as possible. Once this is done, use a wire and wrap the wire around both ears as this will prevent the cable from decompressing. Might have to compress it by the pedal itself, but should be able to do it by hand. When u wrap the wire, do it in a figure 8 fashion because u have to get all 4 rubber ears otherwise the cable will decompress on one side.

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SOURCE: 96 Saab 900 Clutch Cable: Manual vs Self-Adjusting

just get the manually adjustable one. I just replaced mine today and I have a 96 900SE. the new clutch feels better and you only have to adjust it when the pedal has alot of "slack". that means that the pedal can be depressed about and inch before it starts operating the cable. anything more than an inch needs adjustment

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SOURCE: 87 VW Cabriolet starting problems

I would start with a fuel line psi test. then have your fuel acumulator.

check this out and see if it helps. It sounds like you are priming the psi up when cranking then it can go. but when you let it sit the pressure drops and has to build up again. I a not a VW person myself but love tinkering, so let me know how it goes.


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Raise the rear of the vehicle and support if securely on jackstands after loosening the lug bolts of the left rear wheel. Take off the wheel.
Find the clutch release lever on the upper left side of the transaxle and unhook the cable from the lever.
Remove the pedal cluster and unhook the clutch cable from the clutch shaft.
Pull the clutch cable forward, through the center tunnel, and out the hole for the pedal cluster.

Coat the new cable with multi-purpose grease.
Find the front end of the cable guide tube by reaching into the hole for the brake and clutch pedal cluster. Grasp the tube with your fingers and insert the new cable into the tube.
After you ve started the cable into the tube, push it to the rear, through the tube. If you need to, lubricate the cable with multi-purpose grease as you push it into the tube.
The "sag", or bend, in the clutch cable guide tube is important - the friction it imposes on the cable minimizes clutch chatter. To alter the sag, install or remove washers between the holding bracket and the end of the cable tube.
Now adjust the clutch pedal freeplay.

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My 92 VW Cabriolet is having a problem with the clutch pedal. My original thought was the clutch went, yet the pedal is still not working after installing the new clutch kit. What is the problem here and...

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You need to take it back to the person who did the clutch and inquire as to how he managed to miss the totally obvious. Having to get the vehicle towed back to your home after getting a new clutch installed would be a clue that something was awry with the clutch install.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain the fuel tank.
  2. Remove the rear right wheel housing cover.
  3. Disconnect the large breather hose from the filler neck.
  4. Pull the gravity valve down leaving the hoses connected.
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  7. Disconnect the fuel pump hose and pull the blue hose from the return line.
  8. Disconnect the brake hoses from both sides of the rear axle and plug them.
  9. Disconnect the rear axle from both sides of the body and allow it to swing down and rest on the handbrake cable guides.
  10. Unhook the rear muffler support lugs.
  11. Disconnect the filler hose from the tank.
  12. Support the tank, remove the tank fasteners and lower the tank enough to disconnect the fuel gauge sending unit wires and breather hoses.
  13. Remove the fuel tank.

To install:
If installing a new or used tank, make note of where the old foam strips were installed, and install new foam strips on the replacement tank in the same locations.
  1. Raise and support tank. Connect the small breather hoses and fuel gauge sending unit wires. Install the tank fasteners.

When connecting the breather hoses, position the hose clips so that they do not make contact with the body.
  1. Connect the filler hose to the tank and connect the rear muffler support lugs.
  2. Raise the rear axle off the handbrake cable guides and install.
  3. Connect the brake hoses and bleed the brakes.
  4. Connect the return line and fuel pump hose.
  5. Install the fuel tank screw.
  6. Raise the fuel pump and attach the fuel pump bracket to the body.
  7. Put the gravity valve back into its original (raised) position.
  8. Connect the large breather hose to the filler neck.

When connecting the breather hose, position the hose clip so that it does not make contact with the body.
  1. Install the right rear wheel housing cover.
  2. Fill the tank and connect the negative battery cable.


Fig. 1: Fuel tank assembly used on the Rabbit Pick-up. Other models are similar

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the access panel under the rear seat or in the luggage compartment.
  3. Disconnect the gauge sending unit wiring and hoses.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Drain the fuel tank into an approved container.
  6. On Cabriolet models, remove the right rear inner fender and disconnect the breather hose from the filler. Remove, but do not disconnect the gravity valve.
  7. Detach the fuel pump bracket from the body.
  8. Lower the pump enough to disconnect the fuel hoses from the tank.
  9. On Cabriolet models, the rear axle must be dropped out of the way as follows:
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    2. Detach the rear axle from the body on both sides and let it hang on the parking brake cables.
  10. Unhook the muffler supports and pull the large hose from the filler neck.
  11. Support the tank, loosen the straps and carefully lower the tank out of the vehicle.
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  2. Position the tank and secure it with the straps.
  3. Connect the wiring and hoses to the sending unit.
  4. Attach the fuel pump bracket to the body.
  5. On Cabriolet models, install the rear axle, connect the hydraulic lines and bleed the brakes.
  6. Install the access panel once all electrical connections have been made.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Fill the tank with fuel and check for leaks.

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