Snapped Clutch Cable!

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by notch351, Jun 7, 2012.


  1. notch351

    notch351 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    19
    well it finally happened. after 13 mustangs and hearing stuff about aftermarket cable issues. I was forced to have the cobra towed home the other day while downshifting the cable snapped and the pedal fell to the floor. bogus. good news is it was from upr and they are going to warrenty the cable out and i kept my old stock one so i had a back up. it broke right off at the connection to the clutch fork.
    #1
  2. Venom351R

    Venom351R Founding Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    13,943
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    MAINE
    lucky to have that many and never have that issue before
    #2
  3. revhead347

    revhead347 I have face herpes.

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,584
    Likes Received:
    280
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Acworth, GA
    Sorry to hear that. Luckily I have never broken one either.

    Kurt
    #3
  4. 99FiveOh

    99FiveOh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,174
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    69
    Location:
    J-Ville, FL
    I've broken every single aftermarket cable I've ever bought. But have never broken a single stock cable! Most times I was using an aftermarket due to swapping an auto to a 5 speed and just didn't have a stocker to use.
    #4
  5. zZsKyZz

    zZsKyZz Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    17
    I'm in the process of putting a T5 in mine and got a ford racing cable.. Snapping the cable is always on my mind though.
    #5
  6. 88stang88

    88stang88 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2005
    Messages:
    519
    Showcase:
    1
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    29
    Location:
    St. Louis,MO
    Ford racing cable should not snap as likely as the aftermarket ones.
    #6
  7. ProKiller

    ProKiller Founding Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2002
    Messages:
    3,086
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    PA
    MM is the only aftermarket i trust
    #7
    Chythar likes this.
  8. 95BlueStallion

    95BlueStallion Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,709
    Likes Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    64
    Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    I snapped an aftermarket cable as well, and put my 93,000 mile stock cable back in and never had another issue.
    #8
  9. casey hefner

    casey hefner New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Hickory, NC
    Been there done that man...it sucks. Having a little issue myself. I've already snapped one clutch cable about 5 months ago and now other day pedal felt sticky and felt a pop so I knew it was getting ready to snap again. Got 1st cable from autozone but beginning to wander if I should buy steeda cable since have steeda firewall adjuster and steeda dual quadrant underneath dash. Is the steeda cable that much longer? Or could something else be happening to cause clutch cable to get twisted up?
    #9
  10. Noobz347

    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 1985
    Messages:
    19,882
    Showcase:
    58
    Albums:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2,472
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    Box behind Walmart
    Buy whatever quadrant and FWA you like. Stick however, with an OEM style cable (MM sells the OEM style).

    If you're running aftermarket headers, buy the cable for the 94/95. They're longer and you can route them for more clearance.
    #10
  11. 95PGTTech

    95PGTTech Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Another vote for OEM. Towed home? No one ever taught you to drive without the 3rd pedal?
    #11
  12. casey hefner

    casey hefner New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Hickory, NC
    Yea I've had several people tell me to stick with oem even with running aftermarket adjuster. Thanks again for advise!! Was thinking sticky pedal came from throw out bearing being worn out so just trying to figure out what to do ha
    #12
  13. revhead347

    revhead347 I have face herpes.

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,584
    Likes Received:
    280
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Acworth, GA
    I still think the BBK cable is the best. All the others get the bracket wrong and it interferes with longtubes. The last one I bought was a Steeda, and I had to take the bracket off of it, and put the old BBK bracket on it.

    My clutch slave cylinder got a catastrophic leak on my truck at 4am in the morning on my way to work. I had to start it in gear and drive it 43 miles without a clutch to work. I was on probation with the airline at the time and couldn't miss work. That sucked.

    Kurt
    #13
  14. casey hefner

    casey hefner New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Hickory, NC
    Oh wow that's a crazy situation!! Yea I've got slp mid lengths on mine so defiantly don't need anything interfering. Me being picky and this happening twice wanted to make sure something else wasn't causing cable to get twisted up. I had thought throw out bearing was sticking but then remembered worn out throw out bearing usually makes groaning or chattering noise
    #14
  15. revhead347

    revhead347 I have face herpes.

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,584
    Likes Received:
    280
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Acworth, GA
    I guess it's no coincidence that the BBK is the most expensive either.

    Kurt
    #15
  16. VibrantRedGT

    VibrantRedGT "STANGNET'S PENGUIN SMACKER" Super Mod

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    15,566
    Likes Received:
    221
    Trophy Points:
    114
    Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
    I've been there too. Went back to my old OEM cable.
    #16

Share This Page