If the rotating tape (wire coil) in the clockspring is not positioned properly with the steering wheel and the front wheels, the clockspring may fail. The following procedure MUST BE USED to center the clockspring if it is not known to be properly positioned, or if the front wheels were moved from the straight ahead position.
Position steering wheel and front wheels straight ahead.
Rotate the clockspring rotor clockwise until the rotor stops. Do not apply excessive force.
From the end of travel, rotate the rotor two turns counterclockwise until the wires end up at the top.
Install the clockspring.