Replacement clock spring

Tiny
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  • 1993 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 127,000 MILES
My clockspring broke on my saturn sl2 1993. I was wondering if anyone knows where to find it online besides a junk yard. Nobody I have called or contacted has any available. I currently don't have any cruise control, airbag or a horn.
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Monday, October 24th, 2011 AT 1:14 AM

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Tiny
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Try a www. Parts. Com if you cant find there and call them and they will help you find it.
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 3:02 AM
Tiny
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Yes I visited there before and I managed to find that even though it was listed they did not have any. I got lucky and found one on ebay though approx 30min after I posted this. Thanks again louie
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome glad to hear you found one.
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 4:01 PM
Tiny
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Louie, the clock spring I got is ued. What is the best way to make sure it is aligned properly before installing to make sure I dont break this one? Or am I screwed? Im rlly worried. Will be working on it saturday morning so hopefully I hear from you by then. Thanks. Please tell me I didnt just waste 30$
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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 3:35 AM
Tiny
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It is used.
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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 4:04 AM
Tiny
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I checked out this and this man seemed to have counted the revolutions, and set it halfway in between. I dont know if this is the good way or not.
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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 4:32 AM
Tiny
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Thats a good question when I remove a air bag coil I put the wheels striaght tape the air bag coil in place then remove it. That way I know its not going to break did this one come taped?
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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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No it did not come taped. But I read on another forum that this guy just turned it by hand from one stop to the next, counted the revolutions and placed the center piece at half of the counted revolutions. Would this be a good way to center as long as the wheels of my saturn are centered. Being as how the spring was not taped when I recieved it. I turned it to the right extremety and it held its own when it reached its limit so I do believe it is still a good clock spring because it is not making the same sound as the one in my steering column.
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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
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Yes that would be your best bet since it wasnt taped thats what I was going to suggest doing. Just tape it when you get it centered so its ready to install.
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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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Got the clock spring replaced. And everything works great. The clock spring has a little more than 5 total available revolutions when the steering wheel has 3. All I did was make sure there was 1 more revolution available for the spring counting from the right than the steering wheel did. Works fine.
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 1:34 AM
Tiny
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Glad to hear you got all that straighten out how is everything else on the car?
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 3:56 AM
Tiny
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Everything seems set. Shouldnt have to work on it again til spring. Hopefully.
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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Dont jinks yourself everytime I say something like that something elses breaks.
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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Eh I aint saying its perfect. There is still a little noise in the front end occasionally. And the sun roof switch relay needs to be replaced.
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 3:38 AM
Tiny
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When do you hear the front end noise?Also usually the sunroof relay fails havent replaced many sunroof switches. There expensive also.
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 3:49 AM
Tiny
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The front end noise was worse before I replaced both front strut mounts and the 3 engine mounts that I didnt replace before. It mainly happens when im starting to pull away from a stop sign or coming to a stop.
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
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Check all four cradle bolts for being tight also check the nuts on the bolts that hold your lower control arms to the sub frame. They have to be really tight even being slightly loose will cause them to make a poping noise. Let me know what you find.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 12:28 AM

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