Sierra, Silverado 2006-2007

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.

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

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    7. Hold the Clock spring with the face up.
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    9. Rotate the coil hub clockwise until the coil ribbon stops.
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    11. Rotate the coil hub slowly, counterclockwise until the centering window appears yellow and both arrows (2) line up. This is the CENTER position.
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    13. While holding the coil hub in the CENTER position, align the clockspring with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.
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    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.
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