Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Marauder, Lincoln Town Car 1999-2005




A new clockspring is supplied in a centralized position and held there with a key. Remove the key from the clockspring, holding the rotor in its centralized position. Do not allow the clockspring rotor to turn.

Vehicles needing clockspring recentering:

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.

Make sure the road wheels are in the straight ahead position. If a clockspring has rotated out of center, follow through with this step.

  1. Hold the clockspring outer housing stationary. Overturning will destroy the clockspring. The internal ribbon wire acts as the stop and can be broken from its internal connection. While turning the rotor counterclockwise, carefully feel for the ribbon wire to run out of length. Stop turning when a slight resistance is felt.
  3. Turn the clockspring clockwise approximately three turns. This is the center point of the clockspring.
  5. Do not allow the rotor to turn from this position.