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Fix clutch cable

How the hell do ya change the clutch cable on 1960, bug does anybody hoe anything about VW's here uh ?????

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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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Hi robert you sound a bit stressed , follow this link it is step by step for what you want let me know how you get on, bookmark for future ref
Clutch Cable Replacement

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    Colin Stickland Apr 02, 2014

    Yes some of us are old enough to have worked on them although i seem to have a job answering and can only make a comment ,it runs down a tube in the bodywork and is easy to do .just have a look first and you will see how easy it is to do



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