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Old 06-29-2004, 07:25   #1 (permalink)
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Latest victim of the crap EA clutch pedal to cable clip..

Yep, it's me

I was on my way home from Knox Cinemas at 12:30AM when the clutch pedal hit the floor slowing down in 4th. I knew what it was straight away and switched the car off. We pushed it up to a Safeway Servo and inspected it further and it was what I had suspected. The clevis which connects the clutch pedal to the cable had broken and the cable had slipped out.

Anyway, not wanting to call for help so late, and also not wanting to leave the car there I decided to ram it in to 1st and drive it home like that. Worked a charm till we ran out of gas.......then petrol....lol. We were at a round about about 100 metres from home when the petrol ran out. None of us could be stuffed jumping out in -10 degree (the temperature ur nuts freeza at) so we let it roll home at like .00005km an hour

Well anyway, went to a couple of shops and finally found the part at Grant Walker's in Baysy. Paid $2.20 for it and fitted it in all of 10 minutes (I think my 30 years experience kicked in...or it was a fluke because nothing ever goes right for me!). I didn't even need any tools, all you need is a torch.

I also discovered the cable had bitten through the adjustment thread and was probably starting to hack at the firewall again. That's another story though..

The moral of the story is that if you haven't ever replaced one in your car go out and buy a spare! It could leave you stranded far away from home and you'd have to pay heaps for towing, as you wont be able to drive at all or if you can, you wont go far.

Thought I'd share that :-)

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Old 06-29-2004, 07:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Latest victim of the crap EA clutch pedal to cable clip..

yeah i have been meaning to get a spare for ages...and a spare little pronged thingo for the gearbox end as well...havent got around to it - my clutch is pretty nice though, cant imagine it will break any time soon.

if the cable is cutting through the thread it means the angle that its coming through the firewall is wrong - you need to tilt the end in the engine bay down, so it points more towards the roof above the drivers head, if you know what i mean.

ROFL@ rolling home though...would have been funny.

cant believe you stopped at a servo to inspect the car and then ran out of petrol AND gas on the way home!!!!!!
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Well I was expecting to get at least 150km out of the $9 of gas I had put in earlier, not 100km. The fuel pump was already gargling when I switched over, because I'd run it out doing dorrie with Doug Still got 1km out of it lol. I reckon I'd have the cleanest petrol tank in the club, I've run it out about 7 times.

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Old 06-29-2004, 07:58   #4 (permalink)
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Moral of the story? Buy an auto.
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Nah mate. My Mum's a member of the ATPS and her car gets stuck in 2nd when cold...like everyday. This is my first gearbox issue. Which do you think I prefer?

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Old 06-29-2004, 08:04   #6 (permalink)
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Hehe, fair enough.. I'd love a manual better than my auto, like, being completely honest.. I had just had enough of you manual boys giving us auto boys crap, so i thought i'd spice things up a little

Are you going to re-enforce the firewall soon?
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It was done before I bought the car. The complete bit around the clutch cable was chopped out and re-inforced, instead of just installing a plate.

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Bah, nothing is turning me off getting a 5 speed. Not even the instructor at work telling us how much fun a lightened flywheel coming off at 5000 RPM is.
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have fun fixing it sould not be hard
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i think he fixed it about a month ago.. since this is an old thread n`stuff. :)
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