How to Adjust a Clutch Cable

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  • Beginner
What You'll Need
Needle nose pliers
Working gloves
Protective clothing

Common signs that there might be need for to adjust clutch cable is when the clutch wears, feels too tight, or when there is little tension in the cable. It is a simple practice which comes in handy all the times.

Step 1 – Locate the Cable

Follow cable from firewall to clutch fork. It may be contained in a rubber boot at the clutch fork. Carefully, pull the rubber boot back to expose the locking wheel and adjustment screw.

Step 2 – Inspect Cable

Turn the locking wheel counter clockwise to loosen it. Inspect the gap and also feel the condition of the clutch. This determines whether the cable should be tightened or loosened.

Step 3 – Make Adjustments

To tighten the cable, turn the screw counter clockwise, it will appear to be backing out of the hole. To loosen the cable, turn the screw clockwise until a desired level is reached. Check the clutch and carefully put the locking wheel back down.