406 clutch cable

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by Mando, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Mando

    Mando Guest

    Hi, sorry for re-posting this but I thought someone would have replied
    to the original by now and I need to make a move on this - any help
    much appreciated...

    I need to replace the clutch cable on my 406 TD, but the clutch people
    who replaced the clutch say that "the cable's a bastard to change" and
    even give me a price as they don't know how long it'll take!!?? I had
    a look in the Haynes manual and it looks pretty straight forward so I
    thought I might have a go myself. Has anyone tried this themselves? I'd

    appreciate any feedback / tips as I don't want to jump into anything
    that's going to turn into a nightmare.

    Mando, Apr 28, 2006
  2. Mando

    martin.taz Guest

    Not quite certain as I have never done one on a 406, but I am told that
    they have the same pedal clip as the Citroen Xantia.

    I have changed quite a few Xantia cables.

    The cable has an "arrow head" at the clutch pedal end. This makes the
    clip a one way street.

    Removing the cable from the clip at the pedal is the awkward bit! You
    will need to remove the pedal to do this.

    Undo the cable at the gearbox end.
    Remove the clutch pedal.
    Seperate the cable from the clip.
    It is now advisable to change the clip
    Put the new clip on the pedal.
    Replace the pedal.
    Feed the new cable into it's brackets, into position
    Feed the pedal end through the hole in the bulkhead.
    Get someone to hold the gearbox end of the cable.
    Stick yer head in the footwell and guide the cable into the clip.
    When it's almost home, get the other chap to give the inner cable a
    good hard sharp shove.
    The cable should click into the clip.
    Fit the gearbox end.

    All this is very well if the cable is the same as the Xantia, I suspect
    it is, as every time the AA man brought in a Xantia with the pedal on
    the floor, he would allways tell me that the same clip snaps on the

    Hope ths helps in some way.

    martin.taz, Apr 28, 2006
  3. Mando

    G Cadman Guest

    Apparently the clip is also seated onto a bracket. In my xantia this had
    snapped off. Apparently this is a common affair
    G Cadman, Apr 29, 2006
  4. Mando

    Mando Guest

    Many thanks. It doesn't sound too painful so I think I'll give it a
    try. I'll post back with any problems if I hit any, for anyone else who
    mght be thinking of having a go.


    Mando, Apr 29, 2006
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