R/T: pulling steering wheel (1 Viewer)

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hey guys, took the 3 screws off the horn cover, took the main nut off the steering column, but i still cant seem to pull the steering wheel off.

i got pretty agressive with it pulling on it, wiggling it around.. still no dice. wont budge.

any tips? did i miss anything?


thx
 

ntsqd

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There are such tools as steering wheel pullers. Usually a two bolt or three bolt puller similar to harmonic balancer puller, but lighter duty.

I've always just pulled them off. Try gripping the wheel at 9:00 and 3:00, and pull alternately. You're sort of wiggling it back and forth while pulling hard. Some take a fair amount of force, be careful that when it does pop free that you don't cause yourself a trip to the dentist. I've come close a couple of times......
 

micruz60

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I too, dealt with this a coupla weeks ago. Alternately pulling at left, right, top and bottom wiggly style got it loose. You WILL want to keep the nut dialed in a couple threads, that way the wheel won't hit you in the face when it does come loose... GL
 

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