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how to remove steering whee
« on: July 14, 2013, 06:26:51 PM »
Hello all, I'm trying to remove my steering wheel but it looks like I need a puller to remove it?  I got off the horn, unscrewed the three screws and undid the large nut on there, but no dice in getting it off so I'm assuming I need a puller.  Just asking as I didn't need one when working on my 66 Mustang, it just came right off.

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Re: how to remove steering whee
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 07:08:16 PM »
I've got some off by wiggling but some needed a puller.
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Re: how to remove steering whee
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 08:03:06 PM »
i press up agianst the wheel with my knees and give the center stud a whack with a big hammer ..

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Re: how to remove steering whee
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 11:16:26 PM »
Thanks for the replies, I do believe I have a rubber mallet here, might try that first, otherwise I will probably just get a puller from the store.

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Re: how to remove steering whee
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 03:12:32 PM »
A cheap puller is under 10 bucks. It's worth it to have it in your toolbox. Mine's 20 years old & has pulled dozens of wheels. This wont be the only time you need it.
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Re: how to remove steering whee
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 05:47:49 PM »
last time I needed one I got it on loan from Checker auto parts no charge
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Re: how to remove steering whee
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 09:48:06 PM »
Pullers are cheap or just make one, when you come across a wheel that's real tight you'll be glad you have one.
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Re: how to remove steering whee
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2013, 05:28:16 PM »
got mine from O'Riely's for around $12.00. It's all steel too.
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Re: how to remove steering whee
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2013, 02:52:06 PM »
Ended up buying a puller - had to look online to figure out how to use it, but I got the wheel off!