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Clutch cable, 1983 ford mustang

The old cable gave out. when we put in a new one, it snapped and the metal part bent. and so didn't the second clutch cable we put in. could we be installing it wrong or do you think we have a faulty part? could you give instuctions on how to install this part

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You've installed two cables, both of which broke. You made mention of a metal part bending, is this the fork? You may need to pull the bell housing to check the operation of the fork, throw-out bearing and pressure plate. This does not sound like a cable problem.

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