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We can also repair or manufacture window winder mechanism cables.
Cables for gym equipment can be manufactured or repaired on request.
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The driver controls the speed or acceleration of the car with the help of the accelerator cable, or throttle cable. This cable forms a connection between the accelerator pedal and the throttle body. It has an outer casing made of metal and rubber, while the inner cable is built with metal wire. With repeated use and friction, the accelerator cable can become worn out and ragged, and becomes more susceptible to breaking. Keep an eye out for signs that indicate that you must replace the accelerator cable.
The shift selector cable connects the gear shifter, located on the steering column or on a floor mounted console, to the automatic transmission. The cable is typically steel and is protected from the elements by a plastic outer sheath. At each end of the shift cable, often rubber or nylon bushings allow for cable movement and vibration. In some applications, the cable is adjustable, in case the cable stretches while in use.
The clutch cable forms a connection between the clutch and other parts of the gearbox, whereby the cable transfers the engine's power to the gearbox. Each time you press the clutch, it interrupts the transmission briefly while you select the right gear. You change the gear when moving from a stationary to mobile state, or when driving along the road. The clutch cable allows you to press the clutch and make that transition smoothly.
The clutch cable is made of a steel-wire core sliding encased within an outer shell. It works under the high pressure that you exert on the clutch pedal and is susceptible to wearing out and breaking.
The parking brake cable is a thin, steel cable that connects the parking brake lever to the parking brake shoes. It is located underneath the car. When you pull the lever, this cable enables the parking brake shoes to press against the rotor or the drum, creating the friction that keeps the car from rolling. It is just like using the brake pedal, but in this case, you are using the parking brake cable instead of brake fluids to apply the pressure. Over time the cable can rust and break. If the parking brake cable is broken, the car will roll even when the parking brake has been engaged.
The speedometer cable, which is connected to the speedometer in the dash and runs through the gearbox, follows a curved route and should have few or no bends or kinks especially in the ends. The cable, powered by the drive shaft, turns a magnet that creates an eddy current. The circular current rotates the speed cup, which tightens the hair spring. As the hairspring tightens, a pointer on the dial turns and indicates the speed. A faulty or broken speedometer cable causes the vehicle's speedometer to register the wrong speed or stop functioning entirely.
As your car accelerates, the easiest way to determine your precise speed is by simply looking at the speedometer. Believe it or not, this usually reliable device can be compromised and display inaccurate information to the driver; which not only could be a safety issue, but could cause the driver to get a speeding ticket. Most of the time, problems with the speedometer can be traced to a problem with the speedometer cable.
The speedometer cable is connected to the back of the speedometer and runs through the gearbox of today's modern cars, trucks and SUV's. The cable is powered by the drive shaft and turns a magnet that creates an electrical current and sends this information to the onboard computer. Once the ECU receives this data, it calculates the vehicle's speed and sends the information through the cable again and displays the speed on the speedometer.
Because the data has multiple touch points and moves through so many different areas, there are several parts of the speedometer cable that can – and often will go bad over a period of time. Like any other electrical or mechanical component, a bad or failing speedometer cable will display a few warning signs or symptoms of being bad. Noted below are a few of these symptoms that should alert you that a potential problem with the speedometer cable exists.