Auto Systems and Repair: Clutch Cable

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Clutch pedal may be hard to press
  • Clutch pedal may fall to the floor and not return to its proper position

Related Repair Advice

  • An incorrectly adjusted or faulty clutch cable can make the clutch pedal hard to depress or the transmission hard to shift
  • Instead of a cable, vehicles may use a hydraulic system or mechanical linkage to operate the clutch 
  • Incorrect linkage/cable adjustment or "riding" the clutch (resting one's foot on the clutch pedal, not allowing the clutch to release completely) can cause premature clutch failure