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Why does my blinker arm not return when I make a right hand turn?

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Why does my blinker arm not return when I make a right hand turn? It works fine when I make a left turn but not a right turn.
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there 2 spring on the flasher switch on of them broken you have to remove the steringand snap ring that hold it in place you need special tools for it thanks pierre

I have just replaced the whole blinker assembly with a new one. This is a 79 cj7. Is there something else I might be missing? The flasher springs work fine. I have the snap ring off at the moment and have put it back together several times only to have it do the same thing. Is there something that works with it electronically that causes it to return? I thought it might have something to do with the white plastic piece that has the copper ring that makes the electric connection with the piece on the blinker assembly. Or is it completely a mechanical response to have it click back?

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  • michael_g_ja Dec 14, 2008

    The comment with the horn ring gave me the answer I needed. Them cams are slightly worn and that may be why it was not making a strong enough contact with the sping. I will watch it closely when I reassemble it to make sure I have everything postioned correctly. I was albe to see exactly how it works with this advise. Thank you very much. If it does not function after I put it back together I will purchase a new horn ring.I had already installed a new turn signal assemblly because to one that was in the jeep when I bought it had the problem that thundergod stated in the 2nd solution. Thanks for your advise as well. Rock on Howardepgco !!

  • michael_g_ja Dec 14, 2008

    I got it all back together and everything is functioning proper. Once again thank you for your help!

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You need to change the canceler switch. I can't make heads or tails of the other guys answer, but you seem to be working in the right place. the switch is a flat, usually white item. the turn signal arm is attached directly to it (either screwed in or screwed to it) If you turn the column while it is apart, you can get an idea how it works. usually one return tab breaks off (likely it will be lying in there somewhere)
The tool to remove the lock plate & snap ring are inexpensive, If you are handy, you can even cobble something up to do the job, Usually there are three screws holding the switch in place. Probably the most annoying part of the job is threading the harness up through the column housing. Most important is to index the steering wheel to the shaft before removal and, DON"T hammer on the shaft to remove the wheel!
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  • Richard Scordino Dec 14, 2008

    If you get both front wheels off the floor, you can turn the wheels back and forth with the switch assembly in place to check operation before you finish putting it together... then if it's not working you dont have as much to take apart again!

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There are two cams on that plastic part which is actually called a horn ring.The cams push against the release springs canceling the signal blinker arm.It may be possible they are grooved and they don't push hard enough on the spring.You may also have the horn ring indexed in the wrong place. Check these out and send a post if I am in the ball park on this one. Good luck.

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