How to replace a clockspring.

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Minnesota_Nice
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How to replace a clockspring.

Post by Minnesota_Nice » Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am

The ford dealer is very expensive. So, I am determined to replace the clockspring myself. I bought the part on ebay, could anyone share a diy on how to "replace steering wheel clockspring?" Thank you.

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Re: How to replace a clockspring.

Post by ds32928 » Sat May 18, 2019 9:19 am

What year is your Freestyle?

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Re: How to replace a clockspring.

Post by Minnesota_Nice » Sat May 18, 2019 12:29 pm

2006.

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Re: How to replace a clockspring.

Post by ds32928 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:20 pm

Ok, so its not a later one made for India. I dont know of a Freestyle specific vid or write-up. Here is a generic one, disconnect the battery first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB-qHTVWCSQ

If it looks too different inside, watch out for the ignition cylinder clip location, maybe a local repair shop can install it for less than the dealer.

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Re: How to replace a clockspring.

Post by jas88 » Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 am

The hardest part of the job is releasing the air bag from the wheel. It has a big metal hoop-type clip you have to depress. Actually getting it to catch and hold on reassembly is harder than getting it to release. You really need a service manual to consult before you do this.
2006 SE Silver w/Slate cloth

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Re: How to replace a clockspring.

Post by Minnesota_Nice » Mon May 20, 2019 12:15 pm

ds32928 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Ok, so its not a later one made for India. I dont know of a Freestyle specific vid or write-up. Here is a generic one, disconnect the battery first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB-qHTVWCSQ

If it looks too different inside, watch out for the ignition cylinder clip location, maybe a local repair shop can install it for less than the dealer.
Thank you, it looks really easy to do but in reality I am hitting some obstacles at the moment.

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Re: How to replace a clockspring.

Post by Minnesota_Nice » Mon May 20, 2019 12:17 pm

jas88 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 am
The hardest part of the job is releasing the air bag from the wheel. It has a big metal hoop-type clip you have to depress. Actually getting it to catch and hold on reassembly is harder than getting it to release. You really need a service manual to consult before you do this.
Thank you Jas88, I watched a youtube video that was somehow similar to the freestyle, but I have to agree with you that I need a manual to look at before I even go deeper.

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Re: How to replace a clockspring.

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 pm

Minnesota_Nice wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Thank you Jas88, I watched a youtube video that was somehow similar to the freestyle, but I have to agree with you that I need a manual to look at before I even go deeper.
hi mr minnesota_nice, i posted the Service Manual PDF HOW TO section for this specific job sometime ago, i remember posting it for you, here it is again in the old topic it was posted in:

viewtopic.php?t=8170#p53045
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: How to replace a clockspring.

Post by Minnesota_Nice » Sat May 25, 2019 5:50 am

Africa_FS_07 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 pm
hi mr minnesota_nice, i posted the Service Manual PDF HOW TO section for this specific job sometime ago, i remember posting it for you, here it is again in the old topic it was posted in: viewtopic.php?t=8170#p53045
Thank you Mr. Africa! Now, my day is complete.. I will post some photos of my work here later. Cheers!!!

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