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> How often do you replace your clutch cable?
StarBear
post May 22 2020, 12:05 PM
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So are we supposed to have lots of grease on the cable and wheel where it makes the turn? Does the thicker cable or the 6 really fit the 4?

Ditto the question.
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post May 22 2020, 02:31 PM
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QUOTE(StarBear @ May 22 2020, 02:05 PM) *

QUOTE(brcacti @ May 21 2020, 10:19 PM) *

So are we supposed to have lots of grease on the cable and wheel where it makes the turn? Does the thicker cable or the 6 really fit the 4?

Ditto the question.


Grease -- No. Especially not on the pulley or the exposed cable Grease attracts and holds dirt and debris.

You want light oil inside the cable housing as previously outlined.

Hitting the pulley pivot with a bit of silicone spray every now and then isn't a bad idea. You want the pully to rotate with the cable, not have the cable being pulled over the pulley and/or have grease with sand in it being ground between the pulley and the cable.
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One of the leading causes of clutch cable failure on the 914 is loose/corroded/missing ground strap from the transmission to the body. This causes the engine and more importantly, the starter to draw ground from the body through the clutch cable. Sometimes this causes small welds between the cable and the metal it contacts leading to roughness. Sometimes the cable can heat up so much that it becomes weakened. Corrosion sets in to the damaged overheated part. Expect repeat failure if the ground path is not restored.
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