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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:58 pm 
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I like DIY work, and was wondering if anyone had steps/pics on how to tighten the clutch cable on my 94 Swift.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Here Woodie gives some good advice in 2008:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=36924
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Adjust the nut on the end of the cable so that there is no play, then loosen it one half turn.

Here's Fordem's advice circa 2005:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17157
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There should be about half an inch free play at the pedal - if it's less you can adjust the cable - the adjustment is at the transmission end and fairly simple.

And in 2007 toward the bottom of this thread is a nice set of pictures which go into a little bit more detail:
http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=35053
In case you have a hard time finding it:
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They're asking you to move the clutch "release arm" with your fingers and measure the 'free play' inside the engine compartment.
Here's a close up of the 'release arm':
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It wouldn't hurt to 'lube' the area indicated by the letter 'M', either.
The most difficult part is learning/getting a 'feel' for the free play.
In the picture above, you would push up (back) with your thumb and then let go without making any adjustment.
The amount the arm moves is the 'free play'.
Having your clutch adjusted correctly is important, not only to help lengthen it's life, but to make it easy on your left foot. We take great pains to post "DIY change the clutch" threads, but often give too little attention to adjustments.
Improper clutch adjustment can have a negative effect on the pressure plate, as well as result in unnecessary damage to the clutch disc and can make it difficult to shift...to name a few possibilities.

Hope this helps.

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DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:39 am 
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ambok wrote:
i have already learn it on how to tighten clutch cable. . .hahahah

Iloilo?
Does that mean you are mabait?

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DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
Once you get the cars dialed-in (compression, leaks, bearings, alignment, brakes) swap in new rubber and glass, you've got something which should last for years!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:25 am 
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A good way to test if it is ajdusted correctly is trying to shift it into R. Its square cut with no sycnro. It should not grind or hesitate. And you should not have to pump the clutch pedal a second time. Do this with the engine warm and running.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:04 am 
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Mr Murf 59 wrote:
A good way to test if it is ajdusted correctly is trying to shift it into R. Its square cut with no sycnro. It should not grind or hesitate. And you should not have to pump the clutch pedal a second time. Do this with the engine warm and running.



Pumping the clutch pedal only works on vehicles with hydraulic clutches. With a cable clutch, it doesn't matter how many times you pump it, it won't shorten/lengthen the cable.
As the disc wears down, the length of the cable needs to be increased by turning the nut on the end of the cable. If your adjuster is nearing the end of its travel you need to consider replacing your clutch disc.
I usually back the nut off until the arm is no longer in contact with the nut (this ensures full contact of pressure plate to disc), then tighten until the arm just starts to move. You can vary this a little either way depending on where you like engagement feel at the pedal.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:20 am 
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My Clutch Cable... brokes in less than six months i just saw that the part with the letter M is missing on my suzuki swift 1991...

Any place where i can find it??? i guess that's the thing that has my car... "on the workshop everytime"

And since now... i'll try to fix my beloved swift by myself!



This is possible thanks to this forum!!! :D

Have a Nice Day!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:47 am 
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Hi Frankie.
Any car in the junkyard like yours will have that part.
You can get it for free.
Just go there and stick it in your pocket.
I'll call one of the guys who speaks Spanish, so make sure you send them a PM.
They will help you, for sure.

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DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
Hi Frankie.
Any car in the junkyard like yours will have that part.
You can get it for free.
Just go there and stick it in your pocket.
I'll call one of the guys who speaks Spanish, so make sure you send them a PM.
They will help you, for sure.


Yaaayyy!! Thanks Phil...

Here On The City Junkyard... they sell "crashed cars" By Kilo... so, i'll look for some swifts and well try to make one from 2 crashed ones...

Cause i need several Parts!!! So Little Time So Many Parts!

Whenever u plan to comeback to Cabo Let Me Know... and'll invite you a couple of bears in the bar you choose (squid roe, cabo wabo, jungle bar, the office, mango deck, etcetera)

:D Have a Nice Day!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:16 pm 
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Thanks.
The taxi from the airport to Cabo San Lucas is pretty expensive.
You pick us up so we can save money, and maybe I can check out your car.
For sure we won't come down when it's hot.
I like that bar in the Hotel that overlooks the Pacific up on the cliff; what sunsets!
You can see the whales head up the coast from that bar, and even walk down the cliffs to the beach directly below.
That joint is expensive, eh?!
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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DIY Clutch Adjustment: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=48281
DIY Wheel Bearings: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29003
DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
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