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Old September 24th, 2018, 08:15   #1
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Default Installing a used clockspring

Anyone have any tips for installing a working used clockspring?

I want to make sure it doesn't get overwound one direction or the other. I didn't remove it from the vehicle so not sure if the wheel was centered before removal. Bought this as a verified working part from a recycler online with warranty.
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Old September 24th, 2018, 12:37   #2
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I would wind it by hand all the way until it stops or binds, then count as you turn it the other way.

When you find the limits, wind it back half the number of turns, and you should be at dead center.

This link is from a MK3, but gives similar advice: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=478885
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Old September 28th, 2018, 06:21   #3
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Exactly what I would counsel. Just be gentle, and you shouldn't have to worry about overwinding.


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