Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Denali, DenaliXL, YukonXL 1999-2005

Clockspring (Coil)

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Centering




CAUTION
The new clock spring assembly will be centered. Improper alignment of the clock spring assembly may damage the unit, causing an inflatable restraint malfunction.


NOTE
If double wire harness strap is installed onto the wire harness assembly and column, you must reuse the holder for the wire straps during installation. Remove the wire harness strap(s) where necessary.



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Fig. Make sure the block tooth (1) of the steering shaft assembly is in the 12 o'clock position

  1. Verify the following conditions before centering the clock spring:
    1. The wheels on the vehicle are straight ahead.
    2.  
    3. The block tooth (1) of the steering shaft assembly is in the 12 o'clock position.
    4.  
    5. The ignition switch is in the LOCK position.
    6.  

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CAUTION
The new clock spring assembly will be centered. Improper alignment of the clock spring assembly may damage the unit, causing an inflatable restraint malfunction.


NOTE
If double wire harness strap is installed onto the wire harness assembly and column, you must reuse the holder for the wire straps during installation. Remove the wire harness strap(s) where necessary.



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Fig. Make sure the block tooth (1) of the steering shaft assembly is in the 12 o'clock position

  1. Verify the following conditions before centering the clock spring:
    1. The wheels on the vehicle are straight ahead.
    2.  
    3. The block tooth (1) of the steering shaft assembly is in the 12 o'clock position.
    4.  
    5. The ignition switch is in the LOCK position.
    6.  

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CAUTION
The new clock spring assembly will be centered. Improper alignment of the clock spring assembly may damage the unit, causing an inflatable restraint malfunction.


NOTE
If double wire harness strap is installed onto the wire harness assembly and column, you must reuse the holder for the wire straps during installation. Remove the wire harness strap(s) where necessary.



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Fig. Make sure the block tooth (1) of the steering shaft assembly is in the 12 o'clock position

  1. Verify the following conditions before centering the clock spring:
    1. The wheels on the vehicle are straight ahead.
    2.  
    3. The block tooth (1) of the steering shaft assembly is in the 12 o'clock position.
    4.  
    5. The ignition switch is in the LOCK position.

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      Fig. Clock spring assemblies with centering window (3) and without spring service lock

    6.  
    7. Hold the Clock spring with the face up.
    8.  
    9. Rotate the coil hub clockwise until the coil ribbon stops.
    10.  
    11. Rotate the coil hub slowly, counterclockwise until the centering window appears yellow and both arrows (2) line up. This is the CENTER position.
    12.  
    13. While holding the coil hub in the CENTER position, align the clockspring with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.
    14.  
    15. If double wire harness strap is installed onto the wire harness assembly and column, you must route the wires up against the steering column. One wire harness strap will surround one lead from the coil to the steering column. The other wire harness strap will surround all leads to the steering column.
    16.  

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Clock Spring Assemblies With Centering Window Spring Service Lock


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Fig. Clock springs with spring service lock (1) and centering window (4)

  1. If the front (5) of the Clock spring has a centering window (4), and the back side (2) includes a spring service lock (1), perform the following steps:
    1. Hold the Clock spring with the face up.
    2.  
    3. While depressing the spring service lock, rotate the coil hub clockwise until the coil ribbon stops.
    4.  
    5. Rotate the coil hub slowly, counterclockwise, until the centering window appears yellow and both arrows (3) line up.
    6.  
    7. Release spring service lock between the locking tab. The Clock spring is now centered.
    8.  
    9. Align the centered Clock spring with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.
    10.  

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Clock Spring Assemblies With Centering Window Without Spring Service Lock


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Fig. Clock spring assemblies with centering window (3) and without spring service lock

  1. If the front (4) of the Clock spring has a centering window (3), and the back side (1) includes NO spring service lock, perform the following steps:
    1. Hold the Clock spring with the face up.
    2.  
    3. Rotate the coil hub clockwise until the coil ribbon stops.
    4.  
    5. Rotate the coil hub slowly, counterclockwise until the centering window appears yellow and both arrows (2) line up. This is the CENTER position.
    6.  
    7. While holding the coil hub in the CENTER position, align the Clockspring with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.
    8.  

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Clock Spring Assemblies Without Centering Window & With Spring Service Lock


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Fig. Clockspring assemblies without centering window and with a spring service lock (1)

  1. If the front side (3) of the Clockspring has NO centering window, but the back side (2) includes a spring service lock (1), perform the following steps:
    1. Hold the Clockspring with the back side up.
    2.  
    3. While depressing the spring service lock, rotate the coil hub in the direction of the arrow (4) until the coil ribbon stops.
    4.  
    5. Still pressing the spring service lock, rotate the coil hub in the opposite direction 2 1 / 2  revolutions.
    6.  
    7. Release the spring service lock between locking tabs. The Clockspring is now centered.
    8.  
    9. Align the centered Clockspring with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.
    10.  

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Clock Spring Assemblies Without Centering Window & Without Spring Service Lock


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Fig. Clockspring assemblies without centering window and without spring service lock

  1. If the front side (2) of the Clockspring has NO centering window, and the back side (1) includes NO spring service lock, perform the following steps:
    1. Hold the Clockspring with the face up.
    2.  
    3. Rotate the coil hub in the direction of the arrow until the coil ribbon stops.
    4.  
    5. Rotate the coil hub, slowly, counterclockwise, for 2 1 / 2   revolutions. This is the CENTER position.
    6.  
    7. While maintaining the coil hub in the CENTER position, align the centered Clockspring with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.
    8.  
    9. If double wire harness strap is installed onto the wire harness assembly and column, you must route the wires up against the steering column. One wire harness strap will surround one lead from the coil to the steering column. The other wire harness strap will surround all leads to the steering column.
    10.  

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