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Author My Clutch Cable has snapped!
jbguitarking
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21st Nov 10 at 22:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So i pulled into a road and pressed the pedal to change gear and BANG the pedal goes to floor and i had to coast to a stop and luckily pull it out of gear. Give my mates a call to push me into a nearby space and left it there!

How much do you reckon its going to cost to get this sorted? A new cable on Euro Car Parts is just under 18, how much labour involved, im thinking about an hour? its a 1.0 12v but its the only thing ive got at the moment.
popey
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21st Nov 10 at 22:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

less than hour labour. there not hard. were bouts r you?
Crana
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21st Nov 10 at 22:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Easy job takes about 15 mins
John
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Why did you not drive it home?
chrisritch
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21st Nov 10 at 23:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by John
Why did you not drive it home?



+1

not hard to drive without a clutch
Corsa_Sport21
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21st Nov 10 at 23:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by chrisritch
quote:
Originally posted by John
Why did you not drive it home?



+1

not hard to drive without a clutch


Brings back memories.

Drove my fiesta runabout for 3 weeks with no clutch and done chinease deliveries like that.Was getting scrapped anyway so thought i would get the most out of it.Its pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
3CorsaMeal
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21st Nov 10 at 23:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

rac fixed mine at side of the road and charged 12 quid.
ianofbhills
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21st Nov 10 at 23:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine snapped last week also originally a 1.0 12v.

The later model cables are different to the early corsa's. You need to get the cable with a nipple at the pedal end and not the early type hook.

I got mine from autovaux delivered next day for about 20 i think it was. Phone them up and they will sort you out.

Also its extremely easy to change yourself you dont need to get a garage to do it. The cable simply clips in at both ends.
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22nd Nov 10 at 00:18   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I drove a mini with no clutch once - leak in the slave cylinder hose or something meant it was like having no clutch cable, you'll crunch a few times but eventually get used to it.

I still often find myself kicking my car out of gear without using the clutch
jbguitarking
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Cheers for the help guys, I didnt want to drive it home because the clutch feels dodgy anyways and didnt want to rape that, especially before x-mas!
Fro
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22nd Nov 10 at 13:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Possibly felt dodgy due to the cable.
Gary
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22nd Nov 10 at 14:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by popey
less than hour labour. there not hard. were bouts r you?



This.

Someone on here will most likly live near you and can do it for you
Aerox-lad
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22nd Nov 10 at 14:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its a bit awakward ive snapped 2 on my corsa. mines the early hook type and the bloke that replaced it said there was a problem with the top of the pedaql catching the cable
jbguitarking
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22nd Nov 10 at 14:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I live in Portsmouth but I've got the garage at the end of my road (really trust worthy guys not some cowboys) to take care of it for me, 65 supplied at fitted isnt too bad I think, and they're going to get it from where i left it.
Archie
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22nd Nov 10 at 14:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats a fucking rip off its a 10 minute job, they will fit it at the roadside and drive it to the garage.

[Edited on 22-11-2010 by Archie]
mike56gte
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22nd Nov 10 at 14:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they will charge for half an hour tho.
jbguitarking
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Got it all back and the clutch pedal feels so good now, really light and much more positive, before it was quite hard to push down and felt notchy on the way up with some squeaking from the pedal, now thats gone!

Yea may have paid more than others have but for peace of mind its worth it.
tom130691
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22nd Nov 10 at 16:09   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how do you pull away with no cluch :/ i can change gear with out though


my corsa
my mini

You know you own a mini when you've changed your shower gel for swarfega.
oceansoul
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22nd Nov 10 at 17:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by saxo_tom
how do you pull away with no cluch :/ i can change gear with out though



Dont stop, or stop the engine. Then start the engine again to pull away lol

 
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