Clutch cable

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by stevemarl » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:35 pm

He means the pin and clip on which the `other` end of the clutch fork locates, pivots if you like, inside the bellhousing. I don`t know how easy that would be to check without an endoscope or similar? Although on 2nd thoughts, can you pull the fork on and off quite easily... I think maybe you can - BUT I DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU CAN`T GET IT BACK ;) ?

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Pageyboy » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:11 pm

Ha Ha yes I think that will be a case of if it’s not broke don’t fix it ha ha

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Bug » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:48 pm

I assume once it's fixed you will be putting the rubber weather shield back in place?

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Caprigear » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:08 pm

Pageyboy wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:01 am
Hello again guys.
I am wondering if anybody had any knowledge of the route and size of Capri 2.8 cable I’ve had 3 different cables Recently and currently mine is about 95cm and the 1 before was 110cm or there abouts. I have read it’s supposed to go behind the engine mount then into bellhousing but I feel the 95 cable is to short for that. I was looking into getting a longer cable but again everything says it should be shorter cable for 2.8. Problem I’m having is clutch pedal bite is just above floor and that is to low and also to get the pedal to bite there it needs to be adjusted right up so threads are along at end of nylon bush.
There are at least three, possibly four different lengths of clutch cable throughout the Capri range, possibly you have the wrong cable. I doubt that the problem is with the clutch fork.
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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Bug » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:53 am

Caprigear wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Pageyboy wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:01 am
Hello again guys.
I am wondering if anybody had any knowledge of the route and size of Capri 2.8 cable I’ve had 3 different cables Recently and currently mine is about 95cm and the 1 before was 110cm or there abouts. I have read it’s supposed to go behind the engine mount then into bellhousing but I feel the 95 cable is to short for that. I was looking into getting a longer cable but again everything says it should be shorter cable for 2.8. Problem I’m having is clutch pedal bite is just above floor and that is to low and also to get the pedal to bite there it needs to be adjusted right up so threads are along at end of nylon bush.
There are at least three, possibly four different lengths of clutch cable throughout the Capri range, possibly you have the wrong cable. I doubt that the problem is with the clutch fork.
I believe you're now at the point of needing a known good one measured before you go any further.
Maybe Martin can help?

Take a 2.8i clutch cable, pull the cable through until the clutch pedal end is in as far as it will go, then measure the length of cable projecting from the bell-housing end.
Compare this measurement to what you have on yours.
If it is the same and you know the first one measured works properly, then you possibly have another issue.
If it is different, get a cable with the correct difference between inner and outer.

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Caprigear » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:44 am

If he'd have got one from me I would have sorted the correct one but that didn't happen.
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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Mr B » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:14 pm

I did mention whether or not he had the correct cable in the other thread but some reason a new thread was started for the same subject....

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by ollyw » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:45 am

This sounds like the wrong clutch cable to me

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Not_Anumber » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:05 pm

Apparently its just holding together by a couple of threads :beer:

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by nigecapri » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:05 pm

It could just be a camera lens effect but the clutch arm doesn't look to be sitting flush with the release bearing in the top photo - going along the lines of Peter's post.
There are also at least three different Capri release bearings (front-to-back dimension,) all of which will fit in there but giving various levels of success in operation. Whip the cable off and give it a jiggle.

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by STEVEW » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:52 pm

Just two questions:

a. What exactly is the engine you have?
b, Have you for any reason changed the bell-housing? (even if it's the same type and pattern).

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I would imagine that any difference in lengths of clutch cables - i.e. for the same model of Capri - is determined by on which side the driver sits.

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