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I need to know what tool is nececary to remove the hex key looking bolt in the center of the inside of the steering wheel to remove the clockspring sensor

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That should be the steering shaft,not a bolt

You use the hex to hold the shaft, while you
undo the nut

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How do you reset a stering angle sensor


did you read the FSM/
it covers all that, and more.
or at alldata.com
did you follow all steps, including the Match marking?

ill try to find it....

here is the page that tells you what went wrong.
A service replacement clockspring is shipped with the clockspring pre-centered and with a molded plastic locking pin installed.
This locking pin should not be removed until the steering wheel has been installed on the steering column. If the locking pin is removed before the steering wheel is installed, the clockspring centering procedure must be performed.
When a clockspring is installed into a vehicle without properly centering and locking the entire steering system, the Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) data does not agree with the true position of the steering system and causes the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system to shut down.
This may also damage the clockspring without any immediate malfunction.
Unlike some other Chrysler vehicles, this SAS never requires calibration.
However, upon each new ignition ON cycle, the steering wheel must be rotated slightly to initialize the SAS.
Determining if the clockspring/SAS is centered is also possible electrically using the diagnostic scan tool.
Steering wheel position is displayed as ANGLE with a range of up to 900degrs.
Refer to the appropriate menu item on the diagnostic scan tool.
Before starting this procedure, be certain to turn the steering wheel until the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position and that the entire steering system is locked or inhibited from rotation.

The clockspring may be centered and the rotor may be rotated freely once the steering wheel has been removed.
(at the least, read the rack R&R pages first)

Mar 26, 2014 | 2008 Jeep Patriot

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My horn keep on blowing and airbag light stay on


tiny95, Sounds like you have a problem with what is called a clockspring. A clockspring is what keeps the electrical connection for the airbag and the horn intact. There is a wire inside that will wind or unwind when you turn the steering wheel. It sounds like there is a short to ground inside causing the problem you discribe here. You may have to have the vehicle scanned to confirm this but I believe that this is your problem. Good luck with this.

May 22, 2011 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Airbag light is on horn is not working what to do


Hi, odds are your clockspring has broken. You'll have to remove the steering wheel to access the clockspring, which will require the use of a steering wheel puller. I have pasted procedures below from autozone.com. After removing the airbag and before removing the steering wheel, you can verify that the clockspring has failed, if desired, by testing the continuity of the wires from the airbag to the bottom of the steering column. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
Removal & Installation CAUTION The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before removing the steering wheel. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.

1. Make sure the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.

2. Turn the ignition key cylinder to the LOCK position and remove the key. Turn the steering wheel a half turn toward the left until the steering column becomes locked in position.

3. Remove the 3 bolts attaching the air bag module to the steering wheel. Remove the air bag module.


CAUTION Disconnect and isolate the negative (ground) battery cable. Allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes before continuing with the removal procedure. This will disable the air bag system.

jturcotte_466.jpgFig. The airbag is attached to the steering wheel by three fasteners

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Fig. After the airbag is unbolted from the steering wheel . . .

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Fig. . . . reach behind and unplug the electrical connections

4. Disconnect the wiring connectors from the air bag module, horn switch and speed control switches.

5. Remove the routing clip for the wiring harness from the air bag module studs.

6. Remove the steering wheel mounting nut from the steering column shaft and remove the steering wheel damper from the steering wheel.

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Fig. Always hold the airba
g away from your body when transporting it to a storage area

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Fig. With the airbag removed, the steering wheel retaining nut can be removed

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Fig. After the nut is removed, set aside the damper plate . . .

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Fig. . . . and use a paint marker to matchmark the steering wheel shaft with the wheel

7. Using a steering wheel puller tool, remove the steering wheel from the steering column shaft. Do not thread the steering wheel puller tool bolts into the steering wheel more than a 1/2 in. or damage to the SRS clockspring will result. Do not hammer or bump the steering column or shaft when removing the steering wheel
8. Remove and replace the clockspring.

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Fig. A steering wheel puller must be used to remove the wheel from the shaft

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Fig. Once the wheel is free of the shaft, carefully route the wires through the wheel

To install:
1. Before installing the steering wheel, the clockspring must be centered . Center the clockspring as follows:
a. Disengage the lock mechanism by depressing the 2 plastic locking pins.

b. Turn the clockspring rotor clockwise until it stops, while the lock mechanism is disengaged. Do not use excessive force.

c. From the end of the clockwise travel, turn the clockspring rotor counter-clockwise. The clockspring wires should be at the top. Engage the clockspring locking pins.

d. Turn the clockspring a 1/2 additional rotation counter-clockwise from the center locked position. This should put the clockspring wiring at the bottom.

e. The clockspring is now correctly positioned for installation of the steering wheel.


2. Install the steering wheel onto the steering column shaft. Make sure the master splines of the steering wheel and steering shaft are in correct alignment. Be sure the flats on the steering wheel align with the formations on the clockspring. All wiring leads from the clockspring must be routed correctly.

3. Install the steering wheel damper onto the steering wheel in its original position.

4.Install the steering wheel-to-steering shaft retaining nut. Torque the retaining nut to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).

5. Reconnect the horn switch wiring lead from the clockspring, onto the steering wheel horn switch wiring.

6. If equipped with speed control, reconnect the speed control wiring from the clockspring onto the speed control switch.

7. Install the wiring lead from the clockspring onto the air bag module. Make the wiring connection onto the air bag module, by pressing straight in on the connector. Be sure it is fully seated.

8. Install the air bag module to the steering wheel and then install the 3 air bag module attaching nuts. Torque all 3 air bag module attaching nuts to 100 inch lbs. (11 Nm).

9. When reconnecting the battery on a vehicle that has had the air bag removed, the following procedure should be used:
a. Connect the DRB or equivalent scan tool, to the ASDM diagnostic 6-way connector.
b. Turn the ignition key to the ON position. Exit the vehicle with the DRB, and install the latest version of the proper diagnostic cartridge into the DRB.
c. Make sure there are no occupants in the vehicle and reconnect the negative battery cable.
d. Using the DRB, read and record active or stored fault codes. Take appropriate actions to correct any faults.
e. Erase stored fault codes. If problems remain, fault codes will not erase.
f. From the passenger side of the vehicle, turn the ignition key to OFF and then ON , observing the instrument cluster air bag lamp. It should go ON for 6-8 seconds, then go out. This will indicate that the air bag system is functioning normally.


WARNING If the air bag warning lamp fails to light, blinks ON and OFF or goes ON and stays ON, there is an air bag system malfunction.

g.
Test the operation of any steering column functions such as the horn, lights or speed control system.
h.
Road test vehicle. Be sure the speed control and steering systems are functioning properly

Apr 24, 2011 | 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager

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Where can I get a new clockspring for a 1998 Mitsubishi 3000gt?


You will have to order clock spring from mitsubishi dealer or you can order it from autozone service center.But most probably, you will get it from dealer. The cost will be near to $220.------------ This is the procedure to replace clock spring.1) Disconnect battery and wait 5 minutes...
2) Use a 10mm socket to remove 4 airbag bolts on back of steering wheel assembly, remove airbag.
3) Remove steering wheel nut and pull out steering wheel (need puller?)
4) Remove center console to locate where clockspring line connects to airbag computer.
-------------- Click this link directly for complete removing procedure:--- http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-remove-clock-spring-and-airbag.html -------------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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Which screwa to remove from bottom of sterring column when changing out an ignition switch


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Need to change key cylender/ignition


the airbag, steering wheel and lock ring have to be removed to access the key cylinder. in addition to common hand tools you will need a steering wheel puller and a lock ring remover, under the airbag is the clock spring which allows the wiring for the airbag to rotate. be very careful not to rotate the clockspring or you will break the wires inside. after removing the steering wheel and lock spring you should be able to see how to remove the key cylinder, usually a bolt, screw, or clip

May 29, 2009 | 1996 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Jeep cherokee 1996


First thing to do is pull the airbag. Before you do this, you should remove the negative battery terminal. To remove the air bag, there are two 8mm bolts that must be removed from the back of the upper steering wheel arms. These are in the wheel at about a 45 degree angle from the steering column (take a look). Once you realize this, you won't be fighting them.
With the bolts out, the airbag can be pulled from the wheel after unhooking the two wires. The white molex has a trigger that needs to be released before it will pull apart. The yellow cable pulls straight out. Set the airbag aside until reassembly time.

Here's what you see after the airbag is out. Now remove the center nut that locks the wheel in place. It takes a 7/8" socket

Now the messy stuff... Time to drill! I held my puller up to the center nut and lined up where I'd drill. Start small with the drill bit as it has a tendency to walk around a little (I think because the aluminum is different thicknesses behind the front flange. Be careful not to drill into the clockspring directly behind the wheel framework. What will help is putting tape around the drill bit at the desired depth to stop at (hold bit with fingers slightly above the clockspring and get a distance to mark with tape).

Thread the side bolts through the puller and thread them into the steering wheel metal. (I had forgotten to remove the nut in this pic had to take it back apart). I used the fine thread bolts that came with my puller which worked well.
Thread the center puller bolt in, but before you go to town, unplug the black wire from the steering wheel cruise and radio buttons from the clockspring. Now you are ready to pull the wheel!

Preparing to Pull Wheel Off

Here it is with the wheel off...

Wheel Removed

Jun 05, 2008 | 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country

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