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Hi !
Me too I've got transmission problems
So I wanted to start by checking my bowden cable,
The adjustement screw is broken the plastic snap :(
Is there a way to change the ajustement screw without changing the whole cable ? Thank you
 

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Where can I find procedure and parts

Where can I find procedure and parts please thank you ...
 

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Online or the dealer. You'll need to find an online source that is either in Canada or will ship to Canada.
 

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could this work for bowden cable repair

The adjustment screw is broken the plastic snap
Is there a way to change the adjustment screw without changing the whole wire ? The answer is no,until I saw an idea?
Here's my idea and would like your comment on it
1-I buy another cable Cut it so I get the adjustment plastic tab out of it 2-Then cut my actual cable to get the old one out
3-Then get the new one in
4-take the new cable bowden bellows part of it
5-Tie up the wires old and new with pliers/crimpers Could that work ??

Thank you and have a nice day
 

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Why would you want to buy, cut and splice together a new cable? Sort of like buying a new tire just so you can puncture it and put a patch on the inside.. Makes no sense to me.
 

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I need the plastic adjustement screw

I need the plastic adjustment screw so that's why I need to buy a new one or used one at best.

You can't pull it out without cutting the cable....

Does it make more sense ?

Have a nice day
 

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Wow! Looks like the cable was crimped with electrical wire terminal. Very creative. But, imagine going 70MPH and the crimp snapped, the throttle closed and you are in high gear.... I recommend connecting it to your stop lights. So, when it snaps the guy behind would know you are abruptly slowing down.
 

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Wow! Looks like the cable was crimped with electrical wire terminal. Very creative. But, imagine going 70MPH and the crimp snapped, the throttle closed and you are in high gear.... I recommend connecting it to your stop lights. So, when it snaps the guy behind would know you are abruptly slowing down.

:big laugh:
 

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So there's no cramp that could do it

I was not talking about using what the other guy did ..

So there's no way that I could secure it with any sort or kind of cramp...

Thank you
 

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Ill problably will

I'll probably will (you have # parts)

What I'm trying to do, it's to avoid changing the whole cable

I'm trying to find and repair it with something like this "Compression sleeves" if I put two of them (length to length)...should secure the line

Example of sleeves
[http://www.sanlo.com/index.php?id=14]

'Cause apparently not a fun job to do :))
 

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If you are stuck somewhere with a broken cable then sure - tie the thing together with chewing gum if necessaryto get yourself out of trouble.

But ordinarily, by the time you stuff around trying to fix it you can have a new one fitted in half the time. It's easy - took me about 20 minutes when I had never done it before.

And you won't be risking have a repaired cable snapping at speed, coasting to the side of the road on full throttle and watching your pistons exit through the bonnet - well not quite...

Any amount of info on this if you care to search.

Why make it so hard for yourself?
 

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I am also trying to find the correct part number for my Bowden cable.
Mine came with one Vacuum in 300CE 1988 with Tranny: 722.358 0 3292732

How can i figure out the correct part number for my cable and where to purchase it from ?
 

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You're asking the same question in 3 different almost 10 year old threads.

See my answer in the other thread for part#
 

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been searching everywhere, got a bit frustrated
let me respond in the other thread
thank you
 

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Pick up old cable ,, dremel a sllot in the nylon clip that you need just to rmove it,, do the same on yours and then swap over ,Next step is to fill the slot or the gap that you put in the square clip with the dremel with filler when you have it in place
 

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Pick up old cable ,, dremel a sllot in the nylon clip that you need just to rmove it,, do the same on yours and then swap over ,Next step is to fill the slot or the gap that you put in the square clip with the dremel with filler when you have it in place
 
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