Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Clutch Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except Self-Adjusting Cable

See Figure 1

  1. Loosen the adjustment.
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  3. Disengage the cable from the clutch arm.
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  5. Unhook the cable from the pedal. Remove the threaded eye from the end of the cable. Remove the adjustment nut(s).
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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch cable and pedal assembly

  1. Remove the C-clip which holds the outer cable at the adjustment point. Remove all the washers and bushings, first noting their locations.
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  3. Pull the cable out of the firewall toward the engine compartment side.
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  5. Install and connect the new cable. Adjust the pedal free-play.
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Self-Adjusting Cable
  1. Depress the pedal and release several times.
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  3. Compress the spring located under the boot at the top of the adjuster mechanism and remove the cable at the release lever.
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  5. Unhook the eye from the clutch pedal and remove the cable.
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  7. Install the new cable onto the pedal. Compress the spring and have a helper pull the cable down and install to the release lever.
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  9. If the adjuster spring is retained by a strap, remove the strap after cable installation.
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  11. Depress the clutch pedal several times to adjust the cable.
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