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Old 03-21-2011, 01:03 PM
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Default Resetting of clock spring

Does anyone have detailed description of how to reset the clock spring on a 01 edge? I know how to get the air bag and steering wheel off....just need to know how to actually reset the clock spring and also is there any easy way to tell if it got damaged in the donor vehicle when it rolled?

The reason for this is I took the steering column/cruise control out of a buddies truck that rolled so I could have cruise and tilt steering and because of the wreck and not having wheels on it I am unsure of the clockspring's alignment so I just wanted to reset it to be safe!

Any help would be appreciated!!!

Thanks
Jon
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:17 PM
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Does anyone have detailed description of how to reset the clock spring on a 01 edge? I know how to get the air bag and steering wheel off....just need to know how to actually reset the clock spring and also is there any easy way to tell if it got damaged in the donor vehicle when it rolled?

The reason for this is I took the steering column/cruise control out of a buddies truck that rolled so I could have cruise and tilt steering and because of the wreck and not having wheels on it I am unsure of the clockspring's alignment so I just wanted to reset it to be safe!

Any help would be appreciated!!!

Thanks
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whats the reasoning for wanting to reset it?
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:20 PM
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:08 AM
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whats the reasoning for wanting to reset it?
Did yOu not read the whole thread??? It says in there that I'm not sure if it's correct because I don't know if the wheels were straigt on the donor truck because of it's lack of wheels and suspention!

So I just want to reset it to be sure

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I watched that vid, it shows replacement but not how to reset the clockspring!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: Resetting of clock spring

From the manual:

Vehicles needing clockspring recentering

WARNING: Incorrect centralization may result in premature component failure. If in doubt when centralizing the clockspring, repeat the centralizing procedure. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.

CAUTION: Make sure the road wheels are in the straight-ahead position
.

NOTE: If a clockspring has rotated out of center, follow through with this step.

Centralize the clockspring.

1. Hold the clockspring outer housing stationary.

2. Depress the clockspring locking tab to release the rotor.

3. CAUTION: Overturning will destroy the clockspring. The internal ribbon wire acts as the stop and can be broken from its internal connection.
While holding the clockspring locking tab in the released position, turn the rotor counterclockwise, carefully feeling for the ribbon wire to run out of length and a slight resistance to be felt. Stop turning at this point.

4. While holding the clockspring locking tab in the released position, turn the clockspring clockwise approximately 2.25 turns. This is the center point of the clockspring.

Release the clockspring locking tab. Do not allow the rotor to turn from this position.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:18 AM
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from the manual:

vehicles needing clockspring recentering

warning: Incorrect centralization may result in premature component failure. If in doubt when centralizing the clockspring, repeat the centralizing procedure. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.

Caution: Make sure the road wheels are in the straight-ahead position
.

Note: If a clockspring has rotated out of center, follow through with this step.

Centralize the clockspring.

1. Hold the clockspring outer housing stationary.

2. Depress the clockspring locking tab to release the rotor.

3. caution: Overturning will destroy the clockspring. The internal ribbon wire acts as the stop and can be broken from its internal connection.
while holding the clockspring locking tab in the released position, turn the rotor counterclockwise, carefully feeling for the ribbon wire to run out of length and a slight resistance to be felt. Stop turning at this point.

4. While holding the clockspring locking tab in the released position, turn the clockspring clockwise approximately 2.25 turns. This is the center point of the clockspring.

Release the clockspring locking tab. Do not allow the rotor to turn from this position.

thank you!!!!!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:08 PM
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Anytime, your welcome...
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