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Clutch cable won't secure in firewall properly.

My clutch cable is loose where it goes through the fireweall. This makes the whole cable assembly loose and the clutch pedal won't return properly.

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  • ghodge Oct 03, 2009

    There is no slave cylinder here. Just a straight cable from the clutch pedal to the level on the transmission. The firewall seems to have a grommet running through it that moves with the cable. It would be nice to have a diagram of the firewall where the cable goes through.

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Are you sure that it is not a bad slave cylinder?

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