Question about Ford Ka
Scraping noise from behind steering wheel, which disappears when I remove the indicator stalk. Can't decide if it's the indicator stalk or the horn button being too close to the clock spring.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1998 Ford windstar horn wiring
There is something called a clock spring in the column that is used for the airbag, horn and cruise control buttons. This clock spring if messed with will cause a/bag light to come on and possibly cause a/bag failure if there is a collision. DON"T mess with the wiring in the column. Run new wires in to the horn or install an a/market horn.
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
if wheel is offline then the person who done the tracking is responsable and take the car back to them and get them to put it right .the correct way is to adjust each track rod end a little bit not all the adjustment on one track end ,which throws out the wheel alignment .this means that you lose steering lock on one side .THIS IS COWBOY BODGE JOB .If they cant or wont put it right then take it to someone who can and report them to the office of fair trading and make a legal claim for the job to be put right
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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the clock spring is a way to allow wiring to go through and turn around the column without out damage. the cruise, lights, air bag and horn all goes through the clock spring, and that sounds like the clock spring broke.
* ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN SERVICING AN AIR BAG VEHICLE AND WHEN HANDLING AN AIR BAG.
* CARRY A LIVE AIR BAG MODULE WITH THE AIR BAG AND TRIM COVER POINTED AWAY FROM YOUR BODY. THIS WILL REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT.
* DO NOT SET A LIVE AIR BAG MODULE DOWN WITH THE TRIM COVER FACE DOWN.
* AFTER DEPLOYMENT, THE AIR BAG SURFACE MAY CONTAIN DEPOSITS OF SODIUM HYDROXIDE, A PRODUCT OF THE GAS GENERANT COMBUSTION THAT IS IRRITATING TO THE SKIN. WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER AFTER HANDLING A DEPLOYED AIR BAG.
* NEVER PROBE THE CONNECTORS ON THE AIR BAGS. DOING SO CAN RESULT IN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT WHICH CAN RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
* AIR BAG MODULES WITH DISCOLORED OR DAMAGED COVERS OR DEPLOYMENT DOORS MUST BE REPLACED, NOT REPAINTED.
* VEHICLE SENSOR ORIENTATION IS CRITICAL FOR PROPER SYSTEM OPERATION. IF A VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH AN AIR BAG SYSTEM IS INVOLVED IN A COLLISION, INSPECT THE SENSOR MOUNTING BRACKET AND WIRING PIGTAIL FOR DEFORMATION. IF DAMAGED, THE SENSOR MUST BE REPLACED WHETHER OR NOT THE AIR BAG IS DEPLOYED.
* TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BACKUP POWER SUPPLY MUST BE DEPLETED BEFORE REPAIRING OR REPLACING ANY AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) COMPONENTS. TO DEPLETE THE BACKUP POWER SUPPLY ENERGY, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE AND WAIT ONE MINUTE. BE SURE TO DISCONNECT AUXILIARY BATTERIES AND POWER SUPPLIES (IF SO EQUIPPED).
1. Remove the battery negative ground cable 15 minutes before starting work
NOTE: Make sure the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
2. Remove the driver side air bag module. (4 screws at back of the airbag)
3. Disconnect the speed control electrical connector.
4. Remove the steering wheel retaining bolt.
5. Install the Steering Wheel Puller and remove the steering wheel. Route the airbag sliding contact wire harness through steering wheel. CAUTION: To prevent damage, make sure air bag sliding contact wire harness does not get caught on steering wheel when lifting off.
Follow the removal procedure in reverse order.
NOTE: A repair is made by replacement only. If a part is replaced and the new part does not correct the condition. install the original part and perform the diagnostic procedure again
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
2. Remove the steering wheel.
3. Remove the two lower instrument panel insulator retaining screws.
4. Remove the courtesy light and place the lower instrument panel insulator out of the way.
5. Remove the two instrument panel steering column cover retaining screws and place the instrument panel steering column cover out of way.
6. Remove the steering column shroud.
1. Remove the steering column shroud retaining screws.
2. Separate the upper and lower halves of the steering column shroud and place out of way.
7. Working under the steering column, disconnect the three electrical connectors at the junction box and one electrical connector at the steering column potentiometer.
8. Release the three plastic clips retaining the multi-function switch to the steering column.
9. Remove the multi-function switch, air bag sliding contact and the electrical connector junction box as an assembly from the steering column.
10. Separate the air bag sliding contact from the multi-function switch.
1. Disconnect the electrical connector from the multi-function switch.
2. Release the four plastic clips retaining the air bag sliding contact to the multi-function switch, remove the air bag sliding contact and the wire harness.
1. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order. WARNING
o ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN REPAIRING AN AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) VEHICLE AND WHEN HANDLING AN AIR BAG MODULE.
o CARRY A LIVE AIR BAG MODULE WITH THE AIR BAG AND DEPLOYMENT DOOR POINTED AWAY FROM YOUR BODY. THIS WILL REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT.
o NEVER PROBE THE CONNECTORS ON THE AIR BAG MODULE. DOING SO CAN RESULT IN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, WHICH CAN RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
NOTE: A repair is made by replacement only. If a part is replaced and the new part does not correct the condition, install the original part and perform the diagnostic procedure again.
Posted on Nov 02, 2010
There is one screw that you need to remove from the bottom side of the column. The screw is a torx. Loosen the screw several turns until it feels loose. It will not come all the way out since it is held by the cover on the column. Then pull the whole steering control module off complete with all the levers still attached. Once removed flip over to access the screws that hold the clock spring in place.
Posted on Mar 07, 2011
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