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Old 07-20-2011, 06:44 PM
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I am trying to adjust my clutch, the adjuster on the cable will not turn, it is siexed onto the cable, any suggestions on ho to get it to break free?

I tried to pray some lube up in it with no success.
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Hit it with some more lube. Try breakfree or PBBlaster. The issue is dissimilar metals, steel and an aluminum or aluminum compound. They oxidize which causes a bond, of sorts.
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I would use a penetrating lube, like WD40 and then let it sit overnight. If that didn't work I would try some heat. A heat gun, not a torch. If you overheat the cable it can break inside the sheathing.
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A flare nut wrench will help too, better grip on the nuts
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Hate to say it, but all that I have worked broke from rust. If you get it free up or if you buy a new one, once adjusted, make sure to put a light of grease over it under the boot. You will thank me the next time you adjust it

Be Safe JIM
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Hate to say it, but all that I have worked broke from rust. If you get it free up or if you buy a new one, once adjusted, make sure to put a light of grease over it under the boot. You will thank me the next time you adjust it

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Got it off, It took lubing it up and holing the cable with a rag and vice grips (lightly). Its adjusted, and greased it up for the next time.

Thanks guys.
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A flare nut wrench will help too, better grip on the nuts
Just like my girlfriend.
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