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Driver frontal Squib 1 Control - circuit open after rack and

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Driver frontal Squib 1 Control - circuit open after rack and pinion replacemente
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2012 ram 1500 laramie
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing so far
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Customer: I am the mechanic
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
B0001-13 Driver Front Squib 1 Control - Circuit Open
B0002-13 Driver Frontal Squib 2 Control - Circuit Open
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

Looks like the steering wheel was allowed to turn while the rack was out. This damages the clockspring connector breaking the connection between the airbag and the controller. Replace the clockspring and the codes will clear.

Please let me know what questions you have

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How may I chek if the clockspring is damaged with a voltmeter or with a scan tool?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also would like to know how should the rack and pinion been centered with the clockspring or steering wheel.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

The airbag is plugged in and not damaged?

The airbag controller checks the circuit every time the key is turned on. If the rack was out then the problem is the clockspring. I have seen this happen many times. It is critical to tie the wheel in place before disconnecting the rack.

The wheel stays in position and you center the rack (you centered the rack before you disconnected it right?) so it mates with the shaft.

With your truck it will have to be calibrated once the new one is installed.

Was this in an accident requiring the rack replacement?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the air bag is plunged in and not damaged.Rack and pinion was replaced due to a leak with a new part.
We did received the vehicle already dissembled hence we do not know the history.
Vehicle does not shows any sign of crash or damage.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

That is probably what happened then, if this is insurance you will need a supplemental claim. Sounds like no one locked the wheel before removing the rack

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We are an independent shop, no insurance.
Is this the reason why traction control may be on?
How may I be 100% sure is the clockspring the problem?
What the average cost in this part should be?
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

I misunderstood, I thought this came in with the rack out. I am sure it is not your fault if it came in not tied.

Looks like it is about $100 and .7 to install then the angle is set during the alignment

Yes, this will turn on the traction control warning as well

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How may I know the part number for my truck and is Autozone a good choice for this part?
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Get the Dorman part if you can, some things have to be answered and I don't have the exact part number. You say traction control They all have this but there may be choices.

Click here for part link

See if Autozone has a Dorman part for your application