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Clutch cable problem
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: May 15, 2018 05:46AM

I replace the clutch cable in my Rampside and now the clutch will not release. The clutch cable is new from Clark's. There is a metal barrel a couple of inches behind the front clevis that should line up right at the angle bracket where it is held by a cushion clamp to secure the cable jacket. The barrel on my bracket is almost an inch forward so I had to fabricate a new bracket to secure the cable.

Haas anyone had this problem? I wonder if the cable was made wrong or did Clark's send a wrong item.

Thanks again,

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Re: Clutch cable problem
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: May 15, 2018 05:30PM

Anybody have this problem?

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Re: Clutch cable problem
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 15, 2018 05:46PM

IIRC we've heard here of the one cable being too long, but do not remember if it was Clutch or E-brake.





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Re: Clutch cable problem
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: May 15, 2018 06:26PM

Jack,
I don't know if this could be an issue, yours being a '62, but strange things were known to happen at the factory. During the 1961 production year the path of the clutch cable was redirected and shortened, and the bracket redesigned. Does your clutch cable happen to follow the longer path that preceded the running change?
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Re: Clutch cable problem
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: May 15, 2018 06:51PM

Thanks Matt

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Re: Clutch cable problem
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: May 15, 2018 06:54PM

Thanks Steve, I will check it out Friday

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Re: Clutch cable problem
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 16, 2018 04:25AM

Do you also have a return spring on the front?

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Re: Clutch cable problem
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: May 16, 2018 04:49AM

Yes

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Re: Clutch cable problem
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: May 18, 2018 06:53PM

SOLVED!!

Replaced the missing bracket with the adjustable stop bolt located in front of the transmission and mounted to the rear crossmember. Without this bracket when shifting into gear, the drivetrain would be pulled forward and you would have very short throw on the shifter and poor separation on the pressure plate

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