Our Nimbus had been driving well until the clutch cable snapped at the point where it is hooked up to teh clutch pedal. Please advise where I could get a new cable and how easy it is to replace it. Thanks.
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Renew the clutch cable its a auto adjust mechanism and the cable comes with a plastic tie around the middle bit so fit the cable and then and only then remove the tie ,this is a difficult job and not easy for a weekend mechanic so be warned
Check the spring to see if it has snapped anywhere within it's coil.
Remove the cable and check operation of the pedal and spring mechanism. If all is well, then with a lever, check that the clutch release arm on the gearbox is operational. If that is also sticking, then you will have to remove the gearbox to investigate further. If not sticking, then also remove the clutch cable outer sleeve, and replace.
Sounds like your clutch needs replacing. Clutch discs consist of the same sort of material as brake pads. After so much friction and heat they deteriorate quite quickly. If your inclined and have a good assortment of tools you can probably replace the clutch yourself. However this means removal of the transmission so the proper jacks and such are something you should have for safety. The transmission is quite heavy and without the right equipment it could be dangerous.
its the cable.or the cable clip at the clutch bell housing end..thats the only thing that would cause the pedal to drop.......takes about an hour to change, and i dont think they are too expensive.....
Get your face near the floorboard, and look at the clutch pedal. Now look at what is connected to it that runs through the body and down toward the tranny. If this rod moves in and out of its hole when you move pedal...
...then stick your head under vehicle and find where this rod comes out. There is another rod hooked to it that actuates the clutch. One of these has likely fallen off, due to a worn rod and bushing. Sometimes they are so worn, they must be replaced. If you catch it in time, you can replace the plastic bushing and/or just snap it back together. Sounds like your linkage has come apart between pedal and clutch. Rod has some adjustment, but only to a point.
first i would try adjusting the clutch cable because commonly people with think that they're clutch is going out when really just the cable has gotten stretched....try adjusting that first and if that works then you should be fine for another couple thousand miles but if you want to not have to worry bout it for awhile i would just replace teh clutch assembly....usually ranges from $200 to $450 depending on the clutch set and the mechanic that does the work for you. Let me know what happens. :)