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Old 02-15-2017, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1995 kick clutch cable advise

1995 Suzuki sidekick 16v 2 wheel dr 4 door.
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ok I have had 2 cables go bad within 6 months(shop installed)

After the 2nd one went bad, the shop recommended clutch replacement.
Note still 2nd cable atm No new clutch yet.

so Its a bit stiff when pressing now.

I had a look below. I am Not a mechanical minded person.. but this is what I see.

The cable where it enters the clutch housing,if that is the correct term.

Where the cable comes out of the squiggly rubber stopper) there looks to be about 2 inches of bare cable From where it comes out of rubber and goes into clutch case.

Is this correct.
I have read that you should see 1 inch of movement when depressing clutch.

My concern is this length of cable before pressing clutch
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Explain "going bad"

A picture of the offending part!

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okay both cables had exposed wire within the rubber sheath.

sorry both cables in bin.
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I also have had trouble with Aftermarket Clutch Cables. Perhaps you can source an OEM one, if still available. My issue was with clutch pedal effort being too high. Replaced with an OEM one from Suzuki and no problems since.
Where I live in Canada Suzuki parts are still available from a nearby Chrysler Dealership.
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My concern is this length of cable before pressing clutch

at present I see about 2 inches of exposed cable(coming out from rubber end and entering clutch case..
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1995 js 2 wheel dr 4 doors

so after reading posts all over the forum.

which is the proper cable the One with the rubber Boot.
or
the one with the nut?

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1995 js 2 wheel dr 4 doors

so after reading posts all over the forum.

which is the proper cable the One with the rubber Boot.
or
the one with the nut?

Thanks
You cannot interchange them as the one with the rubber end fits in a C shaped mount on the tranny.
All you need to know: My clutch is sick what is wrong

OEM are still available from GM and Suzuki. The GM cable is several $$$ cheaper.
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OK thanks


But still no opinion on the length of cable SEEN coming out of rubber stopper.

I see around 2 inch's of raw cable exiting rubber nipple
that then enters the case.

IS this correct?
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Hmmm.....the clutch cable first goes through the cable bracket - that's where the round rubber piece for the newer cables (or the lock nuts for the older cables) would be. You are using the newer cable with the large round rubber piece. The round rubber piece stops there, and then you have the squiggly rubber piece, and at the end of that, there you see the threaded rod. On your car, there is a spring that actually goes over that threaded rod, before you feed the rod in through the last bracket (which is the clutch release arm). The rod goes through the clutch release arm, and then you put the nut on the end of the rod. On your car, that end nut is what's used to adjust the clutch cable. So, you are saying that you have two inches of threaded rod, after the clutch release arm??? And that your clutch feels stiff? If I'm understanding this correctly, then use that last nut to adjust your cable -
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What I see coming out of squiggly boot is Bare clutch cable Not a rod

Yes and clutch feels stiff.
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