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Clutch cable replacement

I am having a problem trying to remove the cable from the clutch arm.

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Bit tricky with pedal up u need to pull inner cable towards u and hold still the outter cable make sure you got plenty of light

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this is one of the most common failures , on track-kicks.
the cause is easy:
not replacing the cable at 100k or lubing it every 30k.
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if it does not move 1inch the cable system is bad.
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http://www.fixkick.com/tranny/clutch/clutch-on-kick.html

i have all P/N , for parts at the suz dealer, for this. ask.

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Remove the cable and check operation of the pedal and spring mechanism.
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very complicated right?

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2. Remove the clutch cable end from the clutch arm end at the wire stop.
3. Slide out the rubber doughnut from the gearbox housing which holds the clutch cable
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5. Disconnect the clutch cable holder from the fender and the data link holder.
6. Remove the drivers lower panel below the steering wheel and remove the air duct as well as the knee shield.
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2. Remove the clutch cable end from the clutch arm end at the wire stop.
3. Slide out the rubber doughnut from the gearbox housing which holds the clutch cable
4. Move the distribution box nut and the alarm pin attached to it (some modules)
5. Disconnect the clutch cable holder from the fender and the data link holder.
6. Remove the drivers lower panel below the steering wheel and remove the air duct as well as the knee shield.
7. Slide out the fuse box holder and ICE Box (should be a black box with many wires going to it). You can remove the instrument cluster at this point but you can also do this without removing the cluster with a little patience
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