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Clock Spring Replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by afd23a, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    afd23a

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    At the dealer today getting the clock spring replaced. :( Only 80k on the clock. Quoted $425 to replace it. I guess better safe than sorry. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    WTH is a clock spring?
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    Some expensive POS that goes in your steering column that if it's bad the SRS/airbags won't work. I think it is wound around the steering column, but I don't really know.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    It is under the steering wheel. It is the device that carries the air bag circuit and any buttons on the steering wheel.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    I'm not extremely familiar with parts in the steering column, but my initial reaction is *COUGH* BUllshit
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    drew02a

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    Here's the independent confirmation!

    Yeah, that part is pretty damn important. I just didn't know what it was called.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    It has another name but I forget what it is (actually just too lazy to dig through the FSM).
     
  8. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    Yeah, that's my first reaction too. But, I've read that it's not that uncommon to have to replace them. I'd replace it myself, but I don't want to mess with the airbag system. Seems like a good bet that's what's bad if your SRS light comes on.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    spiral cable
     
  10. Sep 17, 2009 at 3:50 AM
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    I asked my bf about this part since everyone is saying it is not covered under warranty...he says they replace them under warranty at the dealership where he works (chevy) :confused:.
     
  11. Sep 17, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    If you're still in your 3 yr 36K warranty there's not a damn thing on the car that is not covered.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    I've heard the same rumor that they're not covered under warranty. I can't really comment on the warranty though. Mine's 4 years old with 80k, warranty ran out a long time ago.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    Just had mine replaced last week and it was covered.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    Yep. Should be covered under warranty. They get replaced more often than you would think. A lot of times, it's the technician's mistake when reassembling the steering column/wheel assy. If they don't put it back on the column in the same position it was in when they removed it, it will pop when the wheel is turned all the way in one direction. You'll usually never hear about it if you didn't bring the vehicle in for that complaint. Sh*t happens. Nobody's perfect. But at least your SRS system is safe when you leave the dealer.
     
  15. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    X2
     
  17. Sep 17, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    I just had mine replaced last week for $500.
    88k on the odo.
    Seems faulty if this many people are having to replace it, it shouldn't be a wear item.
     
  18. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    Larzzzz

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    My busted mud flaps weren't covered when I went in for the rear spring tsb.

    I asked if the truck had a 3 yr 36k mile bumper to bumper warranty. He said yes, and my response was aren't the mud flaps in between the bumpers? They broke when the truck was bottoming out.....no luck...:rolleyes:
     
  19. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    If this is part of the SRS system, I would think it would be covered under warranty. Emissions and safety items usually carry much longer warranties. From Toyota's own website:

    Warranty Coverages
    Vehicles Warranty
    Every Toyota Car, Truck and SUV is built to exceptional standards. And that's not idle boasting. We back it up with these Limited Warranty Coverages:
    Basic Coverage: 36 months/36,000 miles (all components other than normal wear and maintenance items).
    Powertrain Coverage: 60 months/60,000 miles (engine, transmission/transaxle, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, seatbelts and air bags).
    Rust-Through Coverage: 60 months/unlimited miles (corrosion perforation of sheet metal).
    Emissions Coverage: Coverages vary under Federal and California regulations. Refer to applicable Owner's Warranty Information booklet for details.
    For complete details about Toyota's warranties, please refer to the applicable Owner's Warranty Information booklet or see your Toyota dealer.
     
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