Thank you for your response, TechGuy!
The plot thickens:
I have found the schematic online, following a link I found in this
message board (THANX CREW!)-
And am feeling somewhat satisfied in having removed (90% removed) nearly
the entire length of these 2 cables myself.
But Here's the Latest:
(Again - not knowing proper tech or even tool or hardware names, plz
From the engine side, I am left with only one spot (on both cables) to
Up from the trans, the cables connect there with grommets, (Both were
herniated, sort-of) and then, before the springy looking thingy (short
rubber accordian), there is a 2 part clip (upper and lower) that holds the
cables in place(?) and it is there that I am now stuck: I CAN NOT dislodge
this clip from the lines! They are sort of square, about 1" (one inch
square) & thin like a washer, with a "U" shape out that the cable rests
in, and a ledge type bent over part (to grip & remove?) at the top.
I have added "WD-40" several times over a couple days now, and this thing
just will not budge.
Is there a special tool to use other than prying with a screwdriver, or
pulling up and out with pliers?
On the interior side (drivers side with clutch handle lever area) at the
farthest other end of the cables, there were soft yellow plastic parts in
this same general area - they were broken, BTW, and were very easy to
push-pull apart and out; but on the engine side - altho not rusted, is
I can supply link to tech-sketch for more detail if needed.
ALSO - I forget where now, but I saw another of the same type metal clip
with a gripper ledge in another area of the engine. I was literally
crouched down inside the engine compartment at the time, hoping that a
closer angle might give me better leverage for yanking at this clip.
Something tells me that 1) Either it aint budging NEVER! or 2) There must
be a Trick, a Tool, or a Technique that I must learn.
I will do whatever it takes - the NEW from the dealer cables cost nearly
$200. but I hope to find 'em used for less than $100.
Admittedly, I am feeling somewhat discouraged. ((and my dear BF is moving
the first of May = no more "Can I catch a ride to..." )) poor poor meeee
~(sniffles)~ Tx, DAZED ~ dazey, too