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How to replace my clutch cable
« on: August 21, 2017, 14:04:23 PM »
The clutch cable snapped on my 2.0 8v calibra the other day. I have a new one but I cannot figure out how to get the old one out of where it is connected to the clutch pedal. Ive been trying for over an hour and its starting to wind me right up. Do I need to take the clutch pedal out? If so how? I can only find 2 nuts on the bulk head for it, is there one I've missed? Any help is greatly appreciated


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Re: How to replace my clutch cable
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 09:30:51 AM »
Can I publish it to people who need it?


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Re: How to replace my clutch cable
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 19:42:51 PM »
Hi Leon  :)

I think the two nuts on the bulkhead you mention are to remove the pedal box which I believe hold all 3 pedals.

I think you can just disconnect the cable attatched to the back of the clutch pedal. The Calibra Haynes Manual states that working in the engine bay you remove the  end of the clutch cable from the arm on the gear box clutch lever ......once undone move the arm towards the bulkhead to facilitate cable removal.

With the car raised up on axle stands......near side you will see that the cable has a round metal thing which you have to remove from a bracket which runs along the side of the gear just pull it from the brkt towards the rear of car.

Working inside the offside foot well.....wind the drivers seat back to flat position which you will be able to lie on it to see under the dash.

You will then need to detach the cable attached to the clutch pedal.

Then working in the engine bay pull the cable slowly out of the bulkhead taking care not to damage the rubber boot in the bulkhead which the cable passes through.

This rubber item prevents water ingress into the foot well...........padding should be left to the beach.

Then as Haynes Manual says...........fitting the new cable is the reverse of removal. After fitting the new cable you will need to adjust the clutch cable so the clutch pedal is sitting just below the brake pedal and no higher.

Sorry about the long winded explanation ..........but this is the basics of the operation...........If you haven't got a Calibra Haynes Manual....try to get one from Halfords.....very informative............. .if not pop into Halfords and have a crafty read.

Writing this guide was harder than if I came over to your place and done it for you Lol :-\

Keep us informed how you get on 8)