Replacing clutch cable

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Replacing clutch cable

Post by Thicketmatt » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:36 pm

Putting a new clutch cable into a 93. What should I use to lubricate the new cable before installation?
Thanks, Matt

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Re: Replacing clutch cable

Post by Briano1234 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:14 am

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Re: Replacing clutch cable

Post by Thicketmatt » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:13 am

Okay thanks. I was reading the following how to and the first thing they said to do was lubricate the new cable. Hence my question

http://www.mk1vw.info/modules.php?name= ... wtut&id=24

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Re: Replacing clutch cable

Post by kamzcab86 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:14 pm

Thicketmatt wrote:I was reading the following how to and the first thing they said to do was lubricate the new cable. Hence my question

http://www.mk1vw.info/modules.php?name= ... wtut&id=24
"Lubricate the new cable and set it aside."

Ummmm, lubricate it with what?! :rolleyes:

The Bentley Service Manual stipulates the following in step 4: "Lubricate both ends [of the cable] with multipurpose grease...", which you should do because the cable slides against the sheath/housing at each end to due the angles. It's not required to be lubed, but it's recommended.

Jeeze... it took longer to read that how-to than to actually replace the cable in my car. Image

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