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Offline ereyal

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steering wheel extaction
« on: June 14, 2014, 07:38:19 AM »
Hi guys!

i'm having difficulties extracting my steering wheel from his shaft.
i removed the horne system and wiring and down to strip metal only.

Any ideas?

it is a 49' 170V .

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Re: steering wheel extaction
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 09:58:36 PM »
Do you have this ?

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Re: steering wheel extaction
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 06:55:35 PM »
Nope , how can i get this tool nowadays?

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Re: steering wheel extaction
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 07:20:49 PM »
You should be able to use a 3 leg puller, as long as the legs fit snugly under the base of the steering wheel so as not to slip off. It should not take much to get it moving and once it does, it should come straight off.

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Re: steering wheel extaction
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 07:22:48 PM »
Probably can't get this tool, but it would be easy to make a tool with a simple steel or heavy aluminum plate with holes matching the 3 holes that hold the horn/turn contact plate fastened with screws to fit and then threading the plate at the center for a jacking screw.
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Re: steering wheel extaction
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 06:54:42 PM »
Those are 4mm screws I believe, too small for using with a puller. Some heat usually helps, but I wouldn't with the wheel in the car. I think I would remove the column, use a press on the column or support the back of the steering wheel hub and tap on the nut backed off to be flush with the column. You can't use much force here or you will damage the threads.

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Re: steering wheel extaction
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 11:34:03 PM »
Good idea, hopefully the spline at the opposite end is not stuck also.  By the way, the 3 holes will fit a 5mm machine screw.
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