What does a clock spring do on a Jeep JK?
The airbag clock spring connects the driver’s side airbag to the steering column and ensures that electrical contact is maintained between the airbag module and the vehicle electrical system while the steering wheel is being turned.
How do you test a bad clock spring?
Simple Trick for Clock Spring Continuity Check
- Disconnect battery (wait several minutes)
- Pull airbag and steering wheel.
- Remove the plastic covers around the steering column stalks.
- Follow the wires from the clock spring into the dash and locate the airbag connector – green/blue and green/red wires.
What does a clock spring do?
In vehicle steering systems a clock spring or clockspring is a spiral-wound special rotary electrical connector which allows a vehicle’s steering wheel to turn while still making an electrical connection between the steering wheel airbag and/or the vehicle’s horn and other devices and the vehicle’s electrical systems.
How much does it cost to replace a clock spring?
For a clock spring, the parts alone will cost $80 to $150; however, if a professional mechanic is going to replace the clock spring for you, the average job will cost anywhere from $200 to as much as $400.
What causes clock spring to break?
Clocksprings wear in time or become damaged during repairs to the steering column, or when removing a rack and pinion gear, gearbox, or coupling. If the steering wheel is allowed to spin freely, the clockspring’s connection may break, resulting in an open circuit and an illuminated airbag light.
How much does it cost to repair a clock spring?
How does the clock spring work on a Jeep Wrangler?
Procal tells when you have the clock spring centered by illuminating both front directional lights. Unfortunately you can’t use someone else’s Procal unless they return their JK to stock. They can’t use it again until you return yours to stock. If you only reset the clock spring to center that might not matter at all.
What happens when a clock spring goes bad?
When the Clock Spring goes bad, (ie your horn stops working or your cruise controls stops working or your air bag light stays on, all symptoms of a bad clock spring) the TPS, (Throttle Position Senor) will receive electrical spike, (OBD II Codes P0121 and P0123) which will cause a rough idle, stalling and bucking at approx. 2k rpm.
Is the Jk part of The clockspring recall?
If the JK is part of the recall the steering wheel “cover” and “shroud” will be replaced to better protect the clockspring. Click to expand… How the heck does FCA think the LHD clocksprings are better protected???
How does Procal work on a JK clock?
All a Procal or other tuner does is read the centering signal’s distance from center. Procal tells when you have the clock spring centered by illuminating both front directional lights. Unfortunately you can’t use someone else’s Procal unless they return their JK to stock.