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Old 03-15-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Cable operated clutch question

I recently swapped all of the drivetrain and engine from a 98 RS to a fwd 93 L, In order to continue using the cable operated clutch i need to know what awd clutch release fork(CABLE TYPE) I have to use because the one that came from the RS is for hydraulic. I used for some time the fwd fork but because of its design it doesn't push the clutch enough and the feeling is very heavy. I just want to know which was the last year that cable clutches were used. I believe it was 97 2.2L equipped cars but I want to make sure.

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Old 03-15-2009, 11:22 PM   #2
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You can keep the fork, I suspect you didn't move the pivot ball to the other hole. Try that first.

98 EJ22 (OBS) still had a cable clutch.

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Old 03-16-2009, 01:48 PM   #3
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Yes, I did move the pivot ball. It seems that the fwd fork is being stopped by the tranny housing because it is curved
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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Oh yeah....I just looked at a couple forks I have in the garage. Hmmmm....that is odd that they changed the shape like that. I have a 98 fork that is curved, but I have substantial welding boogers to clean out of the pivot pocket......

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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why didnt you swap the hydraulic set up and pedal set from the RS?
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:25 PM   #6
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It isn't much benefit over the cable setup (opinion mode off). If it were me in this situation, I'd open the window on the trans to allow the fork full range of motion, and be done with it.


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Old 03-19-2009, 09:16 AM   #7
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You have to drill a hole in the hyrdraulic fork so you can get the cable through, then your good to go however it has the cable has to stretch quite a bit so the you have to use eight million ton of force to move the pedal, but it works!!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:46 PM   #8
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It's still going to be a heavy clutch no matter what you do. The 2.5l uses a stronger spring in the pressure plate and therefore uses hydraulic actuation to make the pedal feel lighter.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:05 AM   #9
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If you think that's stiff, you should try an ACT pressure plate. I have literally bruised my foot driving my car in heavy traffic.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:48 PM   #10
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FIXED!!!

I found out that the fwd fork was all cracked when I pulled the tranny out. I drilled the fork that came with it and it is working fine. I'm using a clutchmasters stage 1 kit, its a little heavy but fine.

Now I'm looking for the A/C compressor clutch.

Sorry for not introducing myself properly.

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Old 07-28-2009, 01:00 AM   #11
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I think I am going to be doing this tomorrow..
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:07 PM   #12
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FIXED!!!

Now I'm looking for the A/C compressor clutch.
Glad you got the shift fork issue resolved. I was going to suggest a '98L fork, but you got it fixed. As for the A/C clutch, I don't think they sell the clutch separate from the compressor. I noticed my '98L A/C clutch going out and all I could find in the part system was the entire compressor...no separate part number for the clutch.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:11 PM   #13
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was your RS clutch pivot point longer than your L pivot point ?

I'm doing an 05 LGT tranny right now into an 00 Impreza L with a cable clutch. And I can't figure out which pivot point to use. The L pivot point is longer, and would move the fork away from the tranny a little bit.

whata u guys think ?

I plan to drill the LGT fork and go with that.... now just to decide on the pivot point.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:41 PM   #14
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It isn't much benefit over the cable setup (opinion mode off). If it were me in this situation, I'd open the window on the trans to allow the fork full range of motion, and be done with it.


Jay
+2 on the groove...just cut back the housing a little bit and be done with it.

I actually preffer the cable feel but am hydro because of the 6-spd...though a conversion back to clutch would be nice; shave some weight, open up room in the engine bay and simplify the system. With the twin plate however, my left leg would become ginormous
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:43 PM   #15
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what do you mean cut back the housing ? what are you achieving with this ?
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:03 PM   #16
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"porting" the window that the fork sticks out of.....as in, making it bigger, like, so the fork will move all the way.


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Old 07-30-2009, 11:44 AM   #17
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ah ok cool. anyone done this ? how does this effect your pedal ?
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:28 PM   #18
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Laaaate update.... Swapped the cable setup to hydraulic, snapped 2 clutch cables in less than a year!!!
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:33 PM   #19
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oh well thatll happen!

at least youre still driving the car after 6yrs (at least since this thread was last updated)


edit: 5yrs, i shouldnt be this drunk at work
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