Beetle clutch cable hookup problem

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Beetle clutch cable hookup problem

Post by Psucamper » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:54 pm

I am currently replacing the entire pedal cluster (brand new OG!!). But every time I think the hook/ cable eye are mated inside the tunnel, they part. Tried thin wires to secure them together but no go. Tried various sticky tapes...no go. Spending way too much time on a simple job. Frustration is setting in. Is there something special that needs to be done pre install? Job is dead in water till i get this resolved. Your thoughts appreciated.

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Re: Beetle clutch cable hookup problem

Post by bajaman72 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:26 pm

I had a spare set of hands in the rear pulling lightly (taut?) while installing..

Sometimes you just need to walk away, it usually falls together after a couple of hours.
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Re: Beetle clutch cable hookup problem

Post by Psucamper » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:54 am

Thank you sir. However,at the moment I have only two hands with qualified VW help a week away. I will persist alone for a while. Why do my neighbors look in,smile,shake their heads and walk away chuckling?

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Post by Jivermo » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:34 am

Enlist one of the chucklers for the extra pair of hands.

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Re: Beetle clutch cable hookup problem

Post by hambone » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:09 am

It is a very irritating process. Hang in there. Your hands are probably already bleeding.
It does help to have a bit of tension on the cable. Adjust it a bit at the trans. end of things.
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Re: Beetle clutch cable hookup problem

Post by bajaman72 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:18 pm

Bungee Cord may work?? I'm grasping here.
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Re: Beetle clutch cable hookup problem

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:32 am

Psucamper wrote:I am currently replacing the entire pedal cluster (brand new OG!!). But every time I think the hook/ cable eye are mated inside the tunnel, they part. Tried thin wires to secure them together but no go. Tried various sticky tapes...no go. Spending way too much time on a simple job. Frustration is setting in. Is there something special that needs to be done pre install? Job is dead in water till i get this resolved. Your thoughts appreciated.
Install wing nut on cable at transaxle. This will preload the cable enough for your painful engagement of hook to eye to hold together.
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Re: Beetle clutch cable hookup problem

Post by Psucamper » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:06 am

Colin. It worked! Sticky tape + pre-load + minor bleeding. Cluster in and functional. Set master cylinder pushrod to give 1mm at m/c interface. Thanks to all for helping.

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