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Old 12-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Clutch Cable

I have a 03 cobra. Factory clutch cable. How do i know if the cable is too tight. It has the adjustment but i dont want to get it too tight and it break. When i got the car about 2months ago i had to adjust it and it shifted fine . now its getting hard to put into gears again. Anyone got any suggestions on what i need to do?
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Congrats on the Termi!

If you haven't already put up some pics!


When you say its too tight, is it slipping?
Why did you have to adjust it to begin with?

I think Slow4V had a similar issue a while back (don't qoute me on it though), and he replaced it with an oem clutch cable and everything was back to normal.
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Just use the factory adjustment to get it back where you want it.

When you get sick of that just buy a firewall adjuster and quadrant. Aftermarket clutches are actually lighter...
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I was saying how do you know if the cable is too tight. when i put it in gear it doesnt want to go into the gears some. I adjusted it with the adjustment on the clutch pedal. It worked fine for about a couple of weeks. Now its doing the same thing again. Do i need to go and adjust the cable again. I just didnt want to keep adjusting and then the cable be too tight and then break. And how many times should i have to adjust it?
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How could it possibly be tight enough to break? Think about it, if it was tight enough to break the pedal would be all the way on the floor and you'd have no pedal play at all.

Yank up on the pedal again or it might be time to get a new OEM cable. Again, an OEM cable, NOT a parts store or Rockauto special. Maximum Motorsports sells a kit that is their quadrant, an OEM cable and a firewall adjuster.
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Thanks. I ordered my clutch cable kit today at Maximum Motorsports with thier quadrant, cable and firewall adjuster. They said its back ordered and should be shipped out by the 13th.
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Thanks. I ordered my clutch cable kit today at Maximum Motorsports with thier quadrant, cable and firewall adjuster. They said its back ordered and should be shipped out by the 13th.
Do NOT use anything other than the OEM cable all other cables have been proven to fail very quickly.
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Do NOT use anything other than the OEM cable all other cables have been proven to fail very quickly.
They use an oem cable with thier kit. Its high quality.
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They use an oem cable with thier kit. Its high quality.
Ok good, wasn't sure because it is aftermarket.
As long as it's the OEM.
My buddy with a GT went thru 3 after market cables in a year. They all snapped.
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Dang, you'd think after one breaking he would learn! Lol
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Do NOT use anything other than the OEM cable all other cables have been proven to fail very quickly.
I went OEM last month

Greatest choice ever
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I went OEM last month

Greatest choice ever
I love ur mach....
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I love ur mach....
Thanks man your cobra is pretty sweet , in jealous
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They use an oem cable with thier kit. Its high quality.
Yep, says right in the item description it is OEM and it even has a diagram of what an OEM cable looks like vs a Napa special.
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Yep, says right in the item description it is OEM and it even has a diagram of what an OEM cable looks like vs a Napa special.
When I swapped my AOD out of my Fox for the T-5, I went with thier kit. I've still got the original in my New Edge, but when it starts giving me issues, I'll be doing the same thing.
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I replaced the cable and clutch quadrant and the firewall adjustment and everything works great now.
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Good to hear
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