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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Re: clutch cable, 1983 ford mustang
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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If it's cable actuated clutch, the cable may have snapped, which is also indicated by the clutch pedal dropping to the floor or becomes lighter to press. Check at the transmission bell housing, the clutch lever may have been broken or bent. If it uses hydraulic system, the slave pump may have been dislocated, at the transmission side.
If you have a way to get it off the ground (i.e. ramps) then its a snap. First, go buy the proper part, drive it up on the ramps and set the parking brake. Then look for any cables and wire harnesses that are connected to the transmission itself and disconnect them, remembering where they go. Next is to have a floor jack under the transmission to hold it while you loosen and then take the transmission mount bolts out. Lower the transmission down and change the clutch plates. Follow the same procedure in reverse and it shouldn't take you too long to have it back on the road with a new clutch done by you!
is'nt it located just above your left foot when your sitting in the car
73 those had the old glass fuses I've had some sucess using a popsickle stick with the end bent over to pry em out (carefull there glass) don't use anything Metal !
if the clutch is still working then it could be the clutch spring which has come off or snapped because it is very old. some cars have hydraulic clutch systems but i would think that yours is a spring. look in the footwell up the pedal and you may see a spring which has come off.
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.