What to know about the Clutch Cable:
The clutch cable forms a joining between the clutch and other components of the gearbox, whereby the cable transfers the engine’s power to the gearbox. Every time you press the clutch, it intrudes the transmission briefly while you select the right gear. You change the gear when moving from a stationary to mobile state, or when driving along the road. The clutch cable allows you to press the clutch and make that transition smoothly.
The clutch cable is made of a steel-wire core sliding encased within an outer shell. It operates under the high pressure that you exert on the clutch pedal and is vulnerable to wearing out and breaking.
Facts to Note:
The clutch cable may only need a slight adjustment so it works as intended.
Some cars have an automatic adjustment system built into the gear mechanism while others need manual adjustment.
If the clutch is unable to engage or release correctly because of a defective clutch cable, you risk damage to your transmission system.
Remember to release the clutch completely when driving and refrain from resting your foot on it.
How to Fix:
The vehicle is raised and supported on jack stands
The faulty cable is removed from transmission and clutch pedal
The new clutch cable is fixed and connected to transmission and clutch pedal
The clutch is adjusted and exercised to make it function smoothly without binding
The vehicle is removed from jack stands and road tested for proper operation
While your clutch cable should last you for at least two years, have your expert mechanics check it every time you have your car scheduled for routine maintenance. Because clutch cables are quite elastic and wear out gradually, without upkeep the clutch cable in your car may suddenly snap and result in costly repairs.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Clutch Cable:
Clutch pedal doesn’t respond unless under excessive pressure
Clutch pedal remains depressed and does not regain its proper position
Transmission is difficult to shift
Importanceof this service:
If the clutch cable of your car is not working optimally, the clutch can slip. When you’re accelerating while driving, having released the clutch pedal, the revolutions of the engine will go higher, but the speed of your car will not increase in proportion. If this continues for so long, you could risk damage to the complete clutch kit. It is wise to keep the clutch cable in good working order.