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How much does it cost to fix 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 are the symptoms of a bad clock spring?
Common signs you have faulty clock spring include:
- Illumination of the SRS/Airbag light.
- No sound when hitting the horn.
- Noises coming from the steering column.
Do I need to replace clock spring?
The clock spring may need to be replaced if it is damaged during careless service to the steering system, and, in some cases, if the vehicle is in a crash and the driver’s airbag deploys.
What does the clock spring control?
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.
What causes a 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.
Is a clock spring covered under warranty?
Is a clock spring covered under warranty? The warranty only covers the clockspring, and that’s only because it is required for the driver airbag to work.
What is another name for clock spring?
Alternative names for the clock springs are clock spring coil, coil assembly, cable reel assembly, coil spring unit and contact reel.