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You can, but it must be taped at the center position. A new one comes with a tab you break off after installing it on the steering column. The clock pring can only rotate so many turns in either direction. If off one turn, it will break.

Legal reasons is why they won't sell. Go to pick n pull salvage yard & pull it yourself

Posted on May 26, 2011

Never thought about that

I would say because when they
wear out,you throw them away

Don't believe that is an item, that
the core is sent to be rebuilt

Why would you want any used part
for any product.

Rebuilt ,yes,used never

Posted on May 26, 2011

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