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Old 08-02-2002, 08:49   #1 (permalink)
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That damn 20c part....

On the way back from the ACT Tickford club meeting last night I went to change into 5th and SNAP, pedal goes to the floor. Instantly thinking the clutch pedal had broken(Obviously not happy!), I stop and have peek(dark) under the dash and can see that the cable has freed its self from the pedal, so im thinking its a only a new cable (phew!). Call NRMA for a tow and 40mins later, tow truck arrives and I get home about 20mins later.
I dont even bother to have a closer look in better light, and promptly go down to Autopro in the morning to get a new cable for nearly $60. I get home and go under the dash to see that the cable is fine, and its actually the bit that connects the cable to the pedal has broken (a metal U shaped thing), hmmm, call Autopro, and yes the guy knows what im talking about and he does have one. Go down again, (I dont bother returning the cable incase I do need it in future) and $2.90 later I get a new cable connecter U shaped thingy, get home and it takes a grand total of 2mins to fix and car is back on the road and shifting better than ever.

That damn famous 20c part.....


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Old 08-02-2002, 09:22   #2 (permalink)
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Don't you just hate that :fmad: :fmad: :fmad:
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Looks exactly the same as the one I broke a while back in the XF, luckily I didn't get left stuck anywhere when it happened, now have a beefed up version in there to make sure it doesn't happen again
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Old 08-03-2002, 02:13   #4 (permalink)
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Funnily enuff Marty mine broke in the same place yours had nearly 2 mths ago... luckily i carry afew spares with me & used a hose clamp on it to get me home...... Ive also had the pedal pivot snap clean off the box bracket, needing an awkward weld job From what Ive been hearing im due for the anchor point to pull thru the firewall any day now touch wood!!!!. :oo1: :shifty:
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Old 08-03-2002, 05:38   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Martin,

I had the other end go not even three weeks ago, the hooks no the end of the clutch fork, they where straight.

Had to rive home 15ks in 2nd gear(how Embarasing , hyundi excels passing me), the hooks/fork was $22, plus a new cable $60 trade price.

Its the worst feeling, the clutch droping to the floor.

Brett,

Mine has already been welded there, where the bracket is on the steering column, this is a common problem.


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LOL Martin...

Thats gotto suck....


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LOL Martin...

Thats gotto suck....


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Is it HPC coated?

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Brett,

Mine has already been welded there, where the bracket is on the steering column, this is a common problem.


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Kerry..... I think I remember reading somewhere that there is a Brace/Bracket/Support that ford had bought out in an attempt to put a bandaid on the subject... Can you or anyone else remember this part & is it still available
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He he. Ah the memories. In my case I actually had a cable break on me near Liverpool on my way to Canberra. Didn't feel like ruining a weekend away and so drove without a clutch all the way down to Canberra (couldn't get the part in Canberra - had to be ordered in), and back to Sydney.

Let's just say the starter motor had a workout and I spent a lot of time creeping slowly towards uphill traffic lights!
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I had a clutch anchore bolt "where the cables mounts on go on me on the EF. The prongs on the anchor straightened. Had to get a tow truck, part was $20.
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