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My 1990 cabriolet clutch cable is still connected to the pedal and to the lever at the transmission, but when I push on the pedal nothing hapens. It looks like the fastener at the firewall has broken. Can it be fixed by me or do I need to get towed to a garage? Thank you.

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Hi! You can do it yourself not unless the firewall itself broke down. If its only the fastener then you can buy a clutch cable replacement for the fastener is built into it. But if the problem is the firewall, this will require a tinsmith to rebuild the broken firewall where the fastener sits. Hope this helps and thank you for using FIxYa!

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