Subaru XT Clutch Cable Replacement Cost
How Much Does a Clutch Cable Replacement Cost?
Clutch Cable Replacement Service and Cost
The clutch cable connects the clutch pedal to the clutch fork. Using two levers and a cable, pressing the clutch becomes almost effortless in most applications.
The clutch pedal is a lever that increases the amount of force you apply. When the clutch cable is pulled by the clutch pedal, the other end pulls on the clutch fork, which disengages the clutch. When the clutch pedal is released, the clutch pulls the cable tight, providing the force felt when pressing the clutch.
Driving a vehicle with a broken clutch cable is only possible if the transmission is shifted improperly, and push-started at every stop. While this may save a few dollars on wrecker services, it can cost the replacement of the manual transmission. It is better to have the vehicle towed, than risk further damage.
Clutch cables are simple, require no maintenance, and fail after long periods of use. Most vehicle's are well past the 100,000 mile mark before the clutch cable needs attention, and most manual transmission vehicle's with over 175,000 miles have had this cable replaced.
Clutch Cable Replacement Repair Information
Clutch cable failure is evident after a technician views the clutch fork and clutch pedal. If the clutch fork requires proper force to press, and the clutch pedal is limp, the disconnect is certainly the attachment points for the clutch cable or a broken clutch cable.
Replacing the clutch cable requires the technician to work underneath the dashboard to replace one end of the clutch cable, and the other end is attached to the clutch fork on the side of the transmission. The clutch cable will then be adjusted, and the vehicle test-driven to confirm the repair.
The clutch fork easily falls off of many transmissions when the clutch cable is removed. If the clutch fork is not properly installed, the clutch will not function properly, and damage may result to the clutch throw out bearing.
This is a very simple task that can be completed by most DIYers, however, be ready to work under the dashboard, as this can be slightly difficult.