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Old 27-01-2003   #1
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Clutch cable adjustment.

First of all hello to everyone here.

I have a Seicento Sporting.

The bite point on my clutch is very near to the max point of pedal travel and I am unable to get into 5th gear. Also, I sometimes get a slight crunching sound when I select reverse. I hope it's only the clutch cable that needs adjusting!

I have had a look at the Haynes Cinq manual and think I can tackle the job if I could only find the adjusting nuts! Is it best to do this from underneath the car or through the engine bay? Haynes (p1.14) shows a picture viewed from the wheel arch and mentions something about a charcoal canister being removed?! I know nothing about fixing cars so please excuse my ignorance.

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PS this part of the forum would be greatly improved if the Cinq and Sei cento sections were merged. After all all Seicento owners are interested in Cinqs and vice versa!
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hey there nick....this is babysei...i 2 have a sei sporting....i have the same problem with mine with regards to the gear being a bit 'crunchy' when i put it into reverse...but being a baby i havent got a scooby how to do it :o(

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Hi Babysei,

Thats a shame. Being a baby you would be small enough to get into all those small spaces.
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If you lie down with your head under the front bumper near the passenger side, you should see the end of the clutch cable sticking out with 2 nuts on it - one big plastic one and a 10mm locknut. Tightening up the plastic nut (i.e. away from the end of the thread) will lift the biting point of the clutch up. Try small amounts, e.g. 1/8" at a time - the clutch pedal should sit just above the brake.

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mmm very troo nickybab but im lacking in the brains department... ;)

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So I only need to move the plastic nut and not touch the metal one? Is this the one at the very end of the cable? I'll have a look at it when the horizontal rain takes a break!
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The metal one is a locknut - you loosen this then move the plastic one. Tighten it back up when you've adjusted it.

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Thanks fixit. Just had a quick look at it. I'll think I'll do it from the engine bay as I'm a bit claustrophobic. I'll report back when I've made progress!
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Finally got round to doing it. Couldn't believe how easy it was!

Keep making an arse of my self when driving as I'm not familiar with the new bite point - good to have 5th gear back though :D Thanks for your help.
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