Hello, I'm new to this forum.
I would like to know if someone out there can help me with some info?
I am a owner of a 2001 Subaru Forester S AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl ) Manual.
My horn, cruse control, went out and my airbag light stays on. I was told by a car mechanic that
my Clock Spring is out and that i need to replace it. I went to the dealer in my city and said perhaps it is and that it will cost
me over $500 to replace. The mechanic whom I first spoke with said, he could replace it but, couldn't
guaranteed the work if I bought it from a junk yard and it fails. The dealer said, I needed to go to them so they
could install it and would guaranteed it.
I know that I can replace it myself.... my question is, If I was to buy a used Clock Spring off another 2001 Forester,
would it work? Can this item be interchangeable with another from a different car with the same year?
Do the serial numbers have to match? If I do buy a used Clock Spring does this have to be reset by the dealer only?
Both mechanic and the dealer want the job and I feel that a fear tactic is how they get you.
I have seen people post that its easy to replace yourself and using a Clock Spring off another Forester is no problem.
I just can get a straight answer from other car people.
Any Info would be appreciated.