Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Clockspring

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Clockspring location and related components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies, if equipped.

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  5. Depower the air bag system.
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  7. Make sure the road wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
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  9. Position the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position and remove the ignition key. Rotate the steering wheel until the steering column locks into position.
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  11. Open the cover on the underside of the steering wheel.
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  13. Remove the steering wheel pinion bolt.
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  15. Remove the steering wheel. Position the steering wheel rearward. Disconnect the 2 electrical connectors.
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  17. If equipped with tilt steering, position the steering column completely downward and lock in place.

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    Fig. Push in where indicated, releasing the retaining tabs, and remove the upper steering column shroud

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  19. Push in where indicated, releasing the retaining tabs, and remove the upper steering column shroud.
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  21. Release the tilt column locking lever, allowing the steering column to move upward. Do not lock the tilt column locking lever back in place.
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  23. Remove the 3 screws and position the lower steering column shroud aside.

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    Fig. If installing the same clockspring, apply 2 strips of masking tape across the clockspring to prevent accidental rotation when the clockspring is removed

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  25. If installing the same clockspring, apply 2 strips of masking tape across the clockspring to prevent accidental rotation when the clockspring is removed.
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  27. Remove the 3 clockspring screws.
    NOTE
    If the clockspring is to be reinstalled, do not allow the clockspring to turn from its removal position.

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  29. Partially remove the clockspring, then disconnect the 2 electrical connectors and remove the clockspring.
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