Does the clock spring affect the horn?
A bad clock spring can affect the horn, the air bag, cruise control, steering wheel mounted radio controls, and it can even affect the TPS (throttle position sensor) by it sending electrical noise spikes down the wiring.
What causes a clock spring to break?
This part can go bad when these wires become fatigued and break causing a short or open circuit. If repairs are being done which involve the removal of the steering wheel and the clock spring and it is mistreated by over extending the internal wires it will also break the clock spring.
How do you clean a clock spring?
Use machine oil or WD-40 all the way as a solvent and lube. When you have a clean and smooth spring, rub on a bit of Keystone medium, clock oil, or spray it with One Lube and your done. I don’t wear gloves but it might be a good idea until you do a few, especially on the hand that you hold the spring with.
Should you oil a clock spring?
mainsprings: The mainspring is the heart of the timekeeping of any spring drive clock. If the mainspring is not oiled properly the clock will not work. The oil that is used is absolutely critical ; it must be able to work in a slow moving environment and it must be able to resist evaporation for many years.
Can you lubricate a clock spring?
Never use penetrating oils such as WD-40 to lubricate a clock movement. Use only approved synthetic clock oils and grease. Do not attempt to use a clock key to unwind a mainspring. Serious injury can occur to hand and fingers as well as damage to the clock movement.
What is the best clock cleaning solution?
Ammonia is a common metal cleaner used in clock-cleaning solutions. You should only use an ammonia-based cleaner on clocks made after 1820. Use an “ammonia-free” cleaner for clocks made before 1820, as ammonia can damage cast brass–a metal often used to make wheels and plates on very old clocks.
How do you clean a clock movement without taking it apart?
Light brushing will help loosen the grime. A convenient vessel for immersing the movement is a plastic tub with a lid. When the brass is clean and free of grease etc., remove it from the solution and rinse thoroughly in warm water.
Can you use WD40 on a clock?
Many professionals use synthetic oil but there are numerous high quality non-synthetic clock oils. Just like it’s not a good idea to cook with motor oil you don’t want to oil your clock using the wrong oil. Using substitutes like WD40 can actually damage your clock’s movement.
What kind of oil do you use on a clock?
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Can you use gun oil on clocks?
There have been a number of threads about oils and proper oiling. I would recommend not using gun oil. You can purchase clock oil in easily oiling dispensors fairly inexpensively.