300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, 1998-2004

Clockspring (Coil)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative (ground) cable from the battery.
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  5. Position the front wheels straight-ahead.
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  7. Fully extend or pull out adjustable steering column.
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  9. Remove the airbag
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  11. Remove the steering wheel retainer bolt then slide the steering wheel off the column shaft.

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    Fig. Remove the three clockspring screws

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  13. Remove the three clockspring screws.
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  15. Carefully pull straight up on clockspring to remove.
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To install:

  1. Install the clock spring
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  3. Carefully push straight down on clockspring to install.
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  5. Install the clockspring screws
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  7. Align the spline on the steering wheel hub to shaft.
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  9. Then install the steering wheel and install a NEW retainer bolt.
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  11. Tighten the bolt to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
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  13. Install the airbag
    WARNING
    All fasteners must be torqued to specification to ensure proper operation of the steering column.

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  15. Install the negative battery terminal on the battery.
    WARNING
    Test the operation of the horn, lights and any other functions that are steering column operated.

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