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Old 6th February 2005, 13:48   #1
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what do you do if the clutch cable snaps.and you are stranded away from a service station.
is there any way that you can fix it and is there any way that you can limp home without the clutch.


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Old 6th February 2005, 13:50   #2
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i know how to do it in a bike.
all you have to do is start your bike and then give a slight push so that the bike is in motion.once this happens u can shift into first and then second ,3rd,4th and fifth.similarly u can downshift till you can find a garage.

but how to do it in car.????????

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Same thing bro,

Start the car in neutral.
Then get it rolling...(push).
Once its moving at a slow speed push the gear lever towards 1st, and when u have the speed right it should just slot in without a fuss.
Done.

Alternatively, if you are unable to push the car on your own, you could put it in 1st gear and crank the engine a couple of times, which will push the car forward jerkily, (NOT the best thing for your starter motor...but in case of emergencies i guess its acceptable.).
Use this method to get towards a slope and then use the 1st method, or it might be possible to use that momentum to get the car rolling, then pull into neutral, get out of the car and push a bit, and then follow the first mentioned method.

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rehaan,
but wont gear box be damaged if u try to force a gear.in a bike its easy ,but is it so smooth in a car.
as whenver u dont use the clutch properly,u hear a grating sound.now what will happen if you dont use the clutch at all.
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Satya, this technique would be used only in an emergency, to get from a deserted area into town or something like that. So the bit of wear and tear would be acceptable.

BTW, it also depends where your cable snaps, If it is at the end near the gearbox, maybe some sort of temporary "Macgyver" type improvising could see you to the garage!
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Not sure about "push" technique! Car manual says it should absolutely be avoided in MPFI cars :(
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Not sure about "push" technique! Car manual says it should absolutely be avoided in MPFI cars :(
You are not pushing the car in order to bump start it. Here, the engine is running already, you simply push the car to get it moving so that when you slot it in gear, it won't stall on you.
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Ok. I got it. I agree.
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no i have never had that problem in a car ,but had seen an indica recently ,stranded due to a broken clutch cable.
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Yea Same Here Never Had That Problem....Thank God.......But Thanx For THe Information Everyone....Atleast Will Be Better Equipped to Handle It

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rehaan,
but wont gear box be damaged if u try to force a gear.in a bike its easy ,but is it so smooth in a car.
as whenver u dont use the clutch properly,u hear a grating sound.now what will happen if you dont use the clutch at all.
Hey SSatya,

If you match up the revvs correctly there is really no extra wear on the gearbox.

Notice i didnt say "force" it into first....... just push the lever with a gentle yet firm and constant pressure towards 1st an once the speed is right (will be really slow...about 3-5km/h?) it will just slot in.

Try it.

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