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Need advice for 2014 Subaru Forrester clock spring


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Joceoneiks
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Mar 13, 2018, 8:02 PM

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Hello Everyone, I need some advice, I just had my clock spring done a few weeks ago and I have noticed that ever since my steering wheel has been to the right, i called my mechanic and made an appointment for Friday to have it looked at he didn't seem to concerned so I wasn't either, well tonight my fiance took my car and he lost control of the steering, he said my steering wheel turned a the way around and he crashed, I don't know what to Do have never had problem s with the steering before till I had the clock spring replaced could they have messed something up when they replaced it?


(This post was edited by Joceoneiks on Mar 14, 2018, 4:23 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 14, 2018, 1:14 AM

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Welcome: This is a car site best to start off with Year, Make, Model and vehicle info.
Clock spring? You mean the spring the cancels directionals I take it? The steering wheels of cars/trucks or whatever this is are indexed to "center" them when re-installed some can be put on off a little or all wrong can matter depends on how much.


There's been an accident now, you weren't driving it so if this was a factor or not is impossible second hand to determine and we don't make those calls. If this is a legal matter now it's up to adjusters and lawyers to check wheel that it was or wasn't involved as said most are marked where the steering wheels go back on wouldn't change by itself.
Hope nobody was hurt. Good luck,


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Joceoneiks
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Mar 14, 2018, 3:48 AM

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O sorry it's a 2014 Subaru Forester, thank God no one else was involved and my fiance wasn't hurt but my car has a cracked headlight and a dented quarter panel, thank God he didn't loose control on the highway, and when the clock spring was done they told me they had to take the whole steering column apart


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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 14, 2018, 7:46 AM

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IDK - now questions may not have a good answer? What was the problem with a 2014 vehicle that it needed a "clock spring" at all? It's not that common to me without a reason - super high use, abuse, real old or maybe an accident and wheel/air bag and all was replaced?
Same stuff applies it should have been put back on in the correct spot. Some (see this sometimes, much older stuff than this) will center a steering wheel (this is hack work) by just putting one on straight when it needs a repair and not really fix it but not this way.
Something is wrong IMO it's too early to need to be there at all unless something happened out of norms?
Do you have the full history on this and bought it new probably?
If damage now is just the headlight and vehicle hasn't been hurt hard you can just point a steering wheel straight ahead direction and count turns lock to lock and see if it was put on wrong or damage was unfixed at some point I just haven't had one so far off it caused loss of control then again wouldn't leave one that way!
It's just going to take some checking out and now the damage fixed or find out this was a wreck once and you didn't know it?????


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Hammer Time
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Mar 14, 2018, 8:31 AM

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What's the history here?

What preceded the clockspring? Was any other work done on the steering that would have required disconnecting the steering column from the Rack?



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