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RE: [T3] Clutch Cables Snapping.

I had a type I years ago that someone had installed a new clutch arm on it
at some point right before I got it.  With the pedal play adjusted, it seems
to be working fine.  In the end I found that the clutch arm was reinstalled
just a bit too far forward ( in my case the smart PO spot welded it too) and
when the pedal was pushed all the way in, it was touching the braided part
of the cable...  effectively sawing through it.  I found this by having
someone inside the car pressing the pedal slowly to the floor while I stayed
under the car to keep an eye on things.  As Jim pointed out it could be
sawing through the tube, but in my case strangely enough it was touching
just past the small tube installed on my Type I (were these even on there

Bryan Castles
Arlington, TX

'64 Sunroof Beetle
'70 Bus (Ex-Westy)
'73 Square
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Adney [mailto:jadney@vwtype3.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 11:42 PM
To: type3@vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Clutch Cables Snapping.

On 21 Mar 2002, at 4:16, JASON CORNFELD wrote:

> Okay guys, I have a bently and I have faithfully read it. I have a 6 month
> old Clutch cable in my car. and I also replaced the hook at that time and
> filed the edges smooth. It snapped on me tonight on the way home from
> College (I Finished With my Associated degree in Computer Science
> so kinda a bummer end of the night. so I am off to Bugg Craft tomorrow to
> get a new one. so anyways. what could cause this? I thought tie first time
> it was my hook, so I replaced it along with the cable. so it it my bowden
> tube? if so how do I adjust it? in lamens terms please, Jim??

First off, look at WHERE it broke and how. See if it might have been
defective, or was it installed wrong so that it was rubbing somewhere.

Make sure that the Bowden tube at the rear is slipped over the solid tube
where it exits the body. I've seen that not slipped together right, so that
slowly sawed thru the side of the tube.

Grease the new cable as you install it.
Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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