Thanks for the reply. I also found someone else's explanation for this problem:
We found that the fire-wall started cracking where the sleeve of the clutch cable kicks against the fire-wall. So, when the clutch is depressed the cable is pulled and because the nylon surface inside the sleeve had been warn through the friction was very high and in the process it was straining against the fire-wall, causing the fire-wall to crack. Now, if you depress the clutch, the cable pulls down and the section of the fire-wall moves back and the cable does not move relative to the sleeve.
Solution: we replaced the whole cable for a few bucks and then strengthened the firewall with a piece of steel plate extending right past the cracks and thus spreading the load over a larger surface of the fire-wall.
Friday, April 4th, 2014 AT 9:23 AM