Re: Steering wheel removal

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Posted by K.LaRue-VA on May 15, 2018 at 18:48:39 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Steering wheel removal posted by 2nRichard on May 15, 2018 at 17:22:07:

The 2N has a spring-loaded steering column cap with a grease fitting. On mine, pressing down on that cap provided just enough gap to get my big 3-jaw puller on it. My 3-jaw puller is a caged puller. Tightening the cage locks the jaws on the part, so they cannot slip off. I put a piece of scrap 1/4" steel on top of the column to protect the threads. The bolt could be left on with a gap, so the steering wheel can move. Make sure you engage enough threads, so the puller doesn't just strip the nut or threads. I didn't want to risk messing up either the nut or the threads.

Now the big secret (get a big hammer). Once that puller is as tight as you can get it, take the big hammer and give the side of the steering wheel hub a whack. There should be room to swing from the left side opposite the throttle. One or two good whacks is all it should take. I sometimes have to re-tighten the puller and whack it again if it popped and stuck.

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