GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Clutch Cable

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CAUTION
The clutch driven disc may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean clutch surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any clutch surface! When cleaning clutch surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Support the clutch pedal upward against the bumper stop to release the pawl from the quadrant. Disconnect the end of the cable from the clutch release lever at the transaxle. Be careful to prevent the cable from snapping rapidly toward the rear of the car. The quadrant in the adjusting mechanism can be damaged by allowing the cable to snap back.
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  3. Disconnect the clutch cable from the quadrant. Lift the locking pawl away from the quadrant, then slide the cable out on the right side of the quadrant.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Disconnect the clutch cable from the quadrant. Lift the locking pawl away from the quadrant, then slide the cable out on the right side of the quadrant as shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Disconnect the end of the cable from the clutch release lever at the transaxle as shown

  1. From the engine side of the cowl disconnect the two upper nuts holding the cable retainer to the upper studs. Disconnect the cable from the bracket mounted to the transaxle, and remove the cable.
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  3. Inspect the clutch cable for frayed wires, kinks, worn ends and excessive friction. If any of these conditions exist, replace the cable.
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  5. Inspect the clutch cable. Replace the cable if any of the conditions are found, frayed wires, kinked cable, worn end and excessive cable friction.
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To install:
  1. With the gasket in position on the two upper studs, position a new cable with the retaining flange against the bracket.
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  3. Attach the end of the cable to the quadrant, being sure to route the cable underneath the pawl.
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  5. Attach the two upper nuts to the retainer mounting studs, and tighten to specifications.
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  7. Attach the cable to the bracket mounted to the transaxle.
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  9. Support the clutch pedal upward against the bumper stop to release the pawl from the quadrant. Attach the outer end of the cable to the clutch release lever. Be sure not to yank on the cable, since overloading the cable could damage the quadrant.
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  11. Check clutch operation and adjust by lifting the clutch pedal up to allow the mechanism to adjust the cable length. Depress the pedal slowly several times to set the pawl into mesh with the quadrant teeth.
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