The clutch cable is an essential part of a vehicle’s clutch. Failure will result in a loss of clutch control to the vehicle and a possibility of being unable to change gears. The clutch cable is a steel wire core that is covered in a protective sheath which connects the clutch pedal to the gearbox. The clutch cable can be attached either by a clevis and split pin, positioned through a keyhole slot, or fitted over a hook after being looped.
The clutch cables are in regular use so they can be prone to corrosion and general wear and tear. Fraying may also occur on clutch cables, particularly on the ends of the cable. If you see any signs of wear or fraying on clutch cables it is essential that you replace the cable immediately with a quality cable.
It is also possible through general use that the clutch cable may stretch. A clutch cable needs to have the right amount of tension to operate properly. A noticeable sign of a stretched clutch cable can be excessive play in the clutch ranging to total clutch failure.