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ztagator posted 09-01-2002 02:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for ztagator   Send Email to ztagator  
Im converting an 84 15' SS to a center console and can't get the steering wheel off. I undid the nuts from the back and the nut in front and the ss wheel wont pull away from the black ring.
FISHNFF posted 09-01-2002 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
I've always had problems, but here is how I just removed mine. All the prying won't help. A steering wheel puller should work, but I just loosened the nut all the way so it is still on the shaft, flush so as to just cover the thread. I got the ol' trusty hammer and gave the shaft a firm tap. Viola! The wheel came off. Hope it works for you.

FISHNFF

Steve Leone posted 09-02-2002 01:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
he`s got the right idea. a pair of ball peen hammers work wonders on removing a steering wheel. one with the peen toward the loosened nut, the other aimed face to face. bam! pop! it is also nice if you have someone with a couple of large screwdrivers prying on opposite sides of the bottom of the wheel. steve
Clark Roberts posted 09-02-2002 06:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Wheel/Gear puller! Can be rented from U-rent places...
kamml posted 09-02-2002 11:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for kamml  Send Email to kamml     
Go to Sears, you can get one there fairly resonably. It iws a good quality tool, I bought one to remove my steering wheel last year. Ken
whaleryo posted 09-02-2002 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     
I got mine off with liberal doses of WD40 and a rubber mallet.
ztagator posted 09-02-2002 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for ztagator  Send Email to ztagator     
Thanks fellas for all of the reply's. The banging it with a hammer idea worked on the second hit.

Jeff

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