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    Early one there were a number of people that had clocksprings fail - it was even a semi-common occurrence on the GTO too.

    say maybe 5% of the builds. anyway in some cases it broke with steering wheel swaps - so installer care issues. and in some the just failed relatively young. The part is apparently fragile.

    It is a wear item of sorts considering inside you have wires that run on a set of conductor rings - one loses contact or breaks off, or they short across - and you'll lose function.
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    Cyclic failure of a weak design or poor quality control. It seems more common with our cars than others. I'd never heard of a clockspring failure before mine did, and there have been a number of others post about it as well.
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    Cars are over 10 years old. Things will happen. Not much else to really do unfortunately.
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    Of the things I've replaced so far I'm not overly worried about them. I mean 167K and 9 years on the alternator, 168K and 10 on the starter. OK I'd good with that.

    still a slightly miffed about the lifter failure but I still got more than most out of mine.

    This one bothers me a touch mostly because it's tied to a required safety feature and is not really a wear item in my opinion. But still 10 years is a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm View Post
    Of the things I've replaced so far I'm not overly worried about them. I mean 167K and 9 years on the alternator, 168K and 10 on the starter. OK I'd good with that.

    still a slightly miffed about the lifter failure but I still got more than most out of mine.

    This one bothers me a touch mostly because it's tied to a required safety feature and is not really a wear item in my opinion. But still 10 years is a long time.
    My lifters went in the mid 20s, with the problem being worse before that but they wouldn't touch it at the time!
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