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Stubborn steering wheel...

astranaut

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I need to get my steering wheel off, it's really worn so I've got a replacement, however it seems to have welded itself to the column, I've tried using my knees, rocking at all positions, a rubber mallet, and it's not moving. Anyone got any ideas? Never had this much grief before
 
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Its really hard to pull it out... The only thing to do is really pull hard and rotate from side to side. Be careful an don't release the nut at all...
 
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There is a specific puller for the job, be worth asking if you could borrow one..?
 

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Cheers guys just bought the puller, if I rag it any more I'm going to break something.
 

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Threads slipped on the puller, to be fair I put everything into it, still not come off, even with heat as well... resigning myself to having to find a new column now
 

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Rafman - when I removed my steering wheel I did remove the nut. It was tight going, and when it eventually came off, it came off with one hell of a bang. I did think afterwards that it might have been better had I not removed the nut. Live and learn.
 
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Rafman - when I removed my steering wheel I did remove the nut. It was tight going, and when it eventually came off, it came off with one hell of a bang. I did think afterwards that it might have been better had I not removed the nut. Live and learn.

Ahahah, a friend of mine, broke his tooth removing the steering wheel in one Calibra :lol:
 

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i think rather than a coloumn change i would angle grind the old one off. will make a hell of a mess though!
Mayb removed the coloumn and cut the wheel off,will save u money.

What u really need is an Air Hammer, that way u can take the load with the puller, or a friend, pull hard, and shock the middle with the air hammer. Should come off then
 

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