Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Installation

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Fig. Clockspring installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Connect the 2 clockspring electrical connectors to the clockspring.
    NOTE
    Slight turning of the clockspring rotor is allowable for alignment purposes to the steering column.

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  5. Align the clockspring for installation.
    1. Align the large slot to the large tab in the clockspring.
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    3. Align the small slot to the small tab in the clockspring.
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  7. Install the 3 clockspring screws.
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  9. For vehicles reusing a clockspring that was removed, remove the tape. For vehicles installing a new clockspring, remove the retaining pin.
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  11. Install the lower steering column shroud and the 3 screws.
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  13. Position the steering column completely downward and lock in place.
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  15. Install the upper steering column shroud and engage the retaining tabs.
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  17. Install the steering wheel. Torque the steering wheel pinion bolt to 12 Nm (9 ft. lbs.).
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  19. Repower the system.
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Vehicles Needing Clockspring Recentering



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    CAUTION
    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.


    NOTE
    Make sure the road wheels are in the straight-ahead position.

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  3. If the vehicle's clockspring has rotated out of center, follow these steps to center the clockspring.

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    Fig. Outer housing (1), rotor (2), clockspring aligning

    1. Hold the clockspring outer housing stationary.
      WARNING
      Overturning will destroy the clockspring. The internal ribbon wire acts as the stop and can be broken from its internal connection.

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    3. While turning the rotor clockwise, carefully feel for the ribbon wire to run out of length and for a slight resistance. Stop turning at this point.
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    5. Turn the clockspring counterclockwise until the yellow indicator shows anywhere in the window (window will be near the 1 o'clock position) and the arrow on the rotor lines up with the arrow on the top of the housing. The clockspring is now centered. Do not allow the rotor to turn from this position.
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