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Old 06-18-2014, 10:04 PM
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i need a new clockspring, are they all the same?

hey guy i need some advice that could save/cost me a 100 bucks give or take.

i've narrowed my tps-like symptoms down to a shorted clocksrping. (tps is jumpy, put a brand new one in, same issue... then i noticed/read about cruise/horn not working = dead clockspring. so here i am.

the dealer wants 3-400+ for a new one, but i know it will be right, or ill rage on them.

ebay has a new one with airbag and cruise for about 250 shipped, but it sais 98-00, and my jeep is a 03 (with air bag and cruise obviously). its also the ONLY one i can find on ebay with cruise.

do you guys think im safe with this ebay one or do i need to match the year dead on for some reason?

thanks a bunch.

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Nope they changed stuff after 2000 with the column and electronics. I would say no. I'm not positive but I wouldn't spend my money on it. If someone with more knowledge says other wise if be all for it. My advice is no.

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Agree with Majnoon. I've seen the post but for the life of me, can't figure out how the clock spring effects the ECM, idle or TPS. It is nothing more than a ribbon cable that is used for your horn switch, air bag, and cruise control if you have cruise. If you have cruise and think this might be the culprit, try unplugging the module at the cruise unit and see what happens. Good luck with!
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Agree probably different just go to jeepslimited.com join for free and log on and go to downloads then after you download the free factory service manual for your year wrangler next download the parts lists for years of interest and see which years have same part number for clock spring
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Agree probably different just go to jeepslimited.com join for free and log on and go to downloads then after you download the free factory service manual for your year wrangler next download the parts lists for years of interest and see which years have same part number for clock spring
Good thinking. X2
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You say your cruise isn't working? Does the light come on on the dash? If not and your sure the bulb isn't torched then yea you need a new clock spring. If the light does come on but cruise doesn't work then you have a vaccuum issue, both of which can cause idle issues, don't ask me how the clock spring screws with the ECM but I do know that permanently wiring around the clutch interlock on my 05 does the same thing, aside from making the cruise not work (as it thinks the clutch is on the floor) it can create some intermittent idle issues, which is strange as hell. Good luck hope you can find a new clock spring on the cheap, or possibly clean up the one you have.

Edit, sorry didn't see that you said the horn wasn't working, not a vacuum issue.

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