Guide tube

Asked by Nov 02, 2016 at 06:50 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: General

I have 1971 super bettle. The throttle cable guide
tube from  gas pedle to rear of engine is stopped
up with old throttle cable where it rusted how the
heck can i clean it out to put in new cable.

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They make some small wire swirl brushes on very long twisted wire handles I had one that was 4.5 feet long and worked very well cleaning out the throttle cable tube and I also had one for the clutch cable tube also, I used some rust penetrate or diesel fuel to help break things up and get it cleaned out, then used some red can brakeclean to wash it all out. HTH

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