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Clutch Cable replacement for the DIY Kombi Pilot.

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by Schmoburger, May 21, 2008.

  1. Mouse

    Mouse Member

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    Hi Kieran.
    Clutch pedal and hole looked ok to my untrained eye but something must be out of whack to require the spacers at the gear box end. Tipping I'll have answers on Tuesday when the vw specialist has a look over the bus.
    Thanks Mouse
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    double check cable is correct for your year. Common to be supplied with wrong cable. have a close check on justkampers website. they have a detailed list .check all details
     
  3. Schmoburger

    Schmoburger Active Member

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    What Col said! ^^ :)
     
  4. Mouse

    Mouse Member

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    Hi guys thanks for the tips. Very confident that it's correct cable and it would be a coincidence if both the one I replaced and the new one were both wrong yet both required same spacing of the wing nut. Booked in at Nymeyer's tomorrow for them to check over the whole bus and have the clutch added to my list of questions. Am suss about the bracket attaching the Bowden tube but would not know if there were mods or a problem with the clutch pedal.


    Cheers Mouse
     
  5. Farky66

    Farky66 Member

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    Hey, just wondering how this will help with gear changes, or how to check if it is the clutch cable that needs changing? I struggle with first gear and a little bit with second gear on my bus, and it feel like the difficulty might be the clutch not fully engaging?

    Cheers
    Lochie
     
  6. Jack360

    Jack360 Member

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    Big ups to this thread, got me out of trouble in less than 20 mins
     
  7. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    Hi Keiran,

    I know you posted the thread a long time ago but it sure showed that you had clutches sussed so a couple of extra questions please.

    Ever since I bought my SC the clutch has given me grief. It engages without slip but the clutch pedal travel often feels sticky - a bit like there was sand in the bowden cable. I have replaced the cable and tube, greased it to within an inch of its life but it still feels gritty - when its cold its as smooth as - when the motor heats up - not a smooth action. Any suggestions here?

    Also, when adjusting the cable, should the lever on the side of the bell housing have any free movement - which would indicate that the release bearing is sitting off the clutch a smidge (as I assume it should) or is it under tension from the cable which would mean that the release bearing is in constant contact with the clutch?

    Sometimes it really gives me the sh*&ts - enough to wish it was an auto - perish the thought!!!!:umm:

    cheers
     
  8. scottykels

    scottykels New Member

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    Used these instructions successfully today on the side of the road. Lucky enough I was carrying the spare clutch cable to wife told me I wouldn't need when I bought it a year ago. Yeah I showed her. LOL. Anyways, thanks for posting some useful stuff many years before I even dreamed I could own a Kombi.
     
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  9. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Make sure when you buy a cable it's got the longer slot, the short slot end fouls on peddle and causes cable to be bent back and forth until cable starts to fray and snap within a short period

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