By YOUCANIC on Feb 15, 2019
In this article, you will learn about common issues caused by a bad Honda clock spring. In addition, you will find step-by-step instructions and video clips on how to replace the clock spring on Honda vehicles such as Accord, Pilot, Civic, Fit, CR-V, Odyssey, Jazz, City, Prelude, Amaze.
These are some of the most common symptoms of a bad clock spring on a Honda vehicle.
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Watch the video on how to perform this step.
When installing a new clock spring make sure that it is on center. You can verify this before installation. Turn the clock spring all the way to the right until you feel resistance. Now count how many turns it takes to rotate the clock spring all the way to the left. If it took 6 full turns, divide by 2. From a full turn, position come back 3 full revolutions. This will be the center. The clock spring needs to have 3 full left or right turns available. Otherwise, the clock spring will get damaged shortly after it is installed.
Honda clock springs can be purchased online.
After you replace the clock spring you may need to use an OBD-II scanner to clear the airbag codes or carry out steering angle sensor (SAS) calibration. A generic OBD2 scanner will not be much help but you can use scanners such as Launch Creader or Foxwell Full System Scanner to carry out these procedures.
Average cost to change Honda clock spring can vary from $450 to $800 if you have the dealer or a mechanic do the job.
Average cost to change a Honda clock spring yourself ranges between $100 and $250 not including the price of tools needed for the job.
While you can drive a Honda with a broken clock spring, you are putting yourself at risk because the driver airbag may not deploy in case of an accident. Some functions such as stability control and ABS may be disabled as well.
Repairing broken clock springs is extremely difficult. New and used clock springs are very cheap.
A spiral cable is inside a clock spring and often breaks.
A new Honda clock spring can cost anywhere from $60 to $200. Double that if you buy it from the dealer.