First off, let me say – great photos. They helped explain a few things and caused some head scratch’n as well. Secondly, I must be as dense as a rock, cause I still can’t picture what the infamous ‘tube’ is supposed to look like.
Steve’s photo of the cable assy on the floor was helpful, until he said
|Quote, originally posted by sehaare »|
|The white tube that you see your cable hitting is actually the inside of the end of the cable.|
there is no white part on the cable in steve’s photo other than the slotted nylon rod at the end (I was trying to compare his cable photo to mine). So I went to the GAP web site and looked up the part and finally understood that the white plastic circle in my photo is the end of the cable assy (as steve stated).
okay, so I went back to ron’s first photo which shows a ‘slightly better view of a non-broken tube.......’
and compared it to my third photo
now, maybe it’s just me, but these two photos look very similar. The ONLY difference I see is the white tube at the end of my cable appears to be sticking into the passenger compartment a little too far – thus when the cable operates the white tube is wearing out along its perimeter due to the cable rubbing it. It’s as if whoever installed the cable assy when I had my clutch done installed it too far into the passenger side of the firewall.
Which brings me to my next question -- what is the black angled conic part that encircles the white tube in my photo and the white tube in ron’s photo? Is this part of the broken tube you are referring to? Is there supposed to be a lip on the black conic part that prevents the white cable tube from going too far into the passenger compartment? What is the tube made of -- is it metal?
as suggested, I ordered a cable assy from GAP. I think once I get the old one out and get a good look at how everything is situated, I will have my “ahaaa” moment.