Annie’s clutch cable snapped on the way to the repair shop, so I asked them to replace it. They tell me that the ordered the oem cable for a 1970 VW Beetle (which should be correct) but when it arrived it was about a foot too long.
Any idea why this should be the case or what I should do now?
They have the correct cable – which will be too long. Your TDr front seat is not in the same location as on a “bug”. It and the controls were moved back about a foot therefore the cable is a foot too long. They can easily take up the slack at the clutch arm on the side of the transaxle.
If they could not figure out how to do this, you might want to get another repair shop to do your work.
You can loop the cable and double clamp it to make it the correct length or cut it and double clamp it to splice it back together. Small U Clamp’s. Allow for some adjustment at the clutch arm. The clamps should be between the cable tube and the clutch arm.gbidick2013-08-29 08:16:15