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Clutch problem i have a 94 mighty max and just recently the clutch piece that fits snug against the firewall to hold the cable and supply tension went through the firewall and bent the metal back. now there is not enough tension for me to use the clutch and shift gears. any solutions or ways to fix the hole?

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  • sloppyjaw Jul 15, 2008

    i already bought a new cable and installed it before. that is not my problem. it is the hole in the firewall. the hole where the clutch cable goes through is bent back and the hole is now bigger and the entire clutch cable piece that is supposed to fit against the firewall in the engine bay is now going through that hole into the cab.

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Likely need to buy a new clutch cable and install,and adjust for proper freeplay,and also possibly address the hole in the firewall .The hole needs to be looked at to make sure it is not oversized,cracked,bent,or otherwise unable to retain the cable.

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  • David Fleming Jul 15, 2008

    At this point,you need to repair the firewall,and i can tell you how to do this,or you may opt to have it professionally done as it will require some fabrication skills.I would locate some 1/8" or 3/16" steel plate and cut a piece that will ultimately bolt to the firewall.Measure the hole that the cable needs to slip through,and drill a new hole in the plate steel just large enough to allow the cable to pass through.Now line up the hole in your plate with the hole in the firewall and drill one hole through the plate and the firewall.Bolt in place with one bolt and nut,tighten it down so the holes line up,and proceed to drill 3 more holes,but put the bolts in the holes as you go,and drill and bolt for a total or 4 bolts to hold the steel plate to the firewall,and that's it...Done.The thicker the plate steel...3/16",the more durable the repair will be,but harder to work with thicker steel.

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