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Old 12-08-2005, 09:45 PM   #1
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The other day I had my int/shaft repaired by the mechanic at the lot where bought my car. After my wife picked it up, I took it for a test drive and noticed it wouldn't turn all the way to the left(bound up about 2" before it should have stopped). I was going to take it back the next day and drop it off to get fixed during my lunch break. The next morning going to work I forgot about not turning all the way to the left made a U_turn and POP air bag light instantly popped on and lost wheel bttons. When I took it back to the shop He right off the top of his head said "clock spring". Does that sound right to any of you guys? If you guys disagree than please let me know. I may just want to go to the local GM shop???
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Very sorry to hear about that. I'll bet a plug nickel that: the mechanic dude probably let the steering wheel turn too much while making the repair (mistake #1; don't allow the steering wheel to turn in either direction more than a couple of degrees). That probably wiped out your air bag system and/ or steering wheel position sensor right there . Then he failed to sync the steering wheel 12:00 position with the rack input shaft when he bolted the shaft back in (mistake #2)r. That is why you are running out of steering wheel. You have a sound case for the mechanic dude replacing a few high-dollar parts. My 2 cents worth.

Clock spring? Phooey.... he owes you a whole new clock.
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Something as simple as moving the steering wheel can do that?

Just to clarify the POP came from high up inside the column and felt like Maybe wires got wrapped around the shaft,is that possible? Everything worked fine before I forced it passed what ever was holding it back. also after the pop i could turn lock to lock completely and can tell no difference in the turn radius either direction.
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Note: The wheels of the vehicle must be straight ahead and the steering column in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft from the steering gear. Failure to do so will cause the SIR coil assembly to become uncentered, which may cause damage to the coil assembly. Insert J 42640 (steering column anti-rotation pin) into the steering column access hole in order to lock the steering column.
Right out of the GM TSB for Steering - Front End Clunk Noise When Turning Bulletin No.: 04-02-35-004C seems like they messed up just alittle there with your Intermediate Steering Shaft.
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that'* pretty nuts
So is it safe to say the wheel position sensor and more are ruined or just the coil assembly maybe somone could give me a good idea of what all is broken so I can knock the guy off his feet when I go in there.The more I know the better my chances of getting this fixed peacefully without draging it through legal limbo. Thanks for your help guys, I appreciate how helpfull the people here really are.
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Well to put it plainly....if he doesnt fix his mistake, and get the necessary parts to complete the install correctly...for free, I smell lawsuit. Just be lucky that AB sensor was the only thing going off.
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