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need help pulling wood steering wheel
Posted by: mellowyellow ()
Date: August 10, 2019 09:13AM

I need to change my turn signal switch on my non-telescoping faux wood wheel, not familiar with this setup. Do I just pull this plastic cover off and then use a puller? I can't find instructions in any manual. Thanks.

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Re: need help pulling wood steering wheel
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: August 10, 2019 10:15AM

Remove the nut. There are two threaded holes at the bottom of the hub. I would use a steering wheel puller with extra long bolts. May need to put a tall socket in the middle to make the main screw reach.

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Re: need help pulling wood steering wheel
Posted by: mellowyellow ()
Date: August 10, 2019 10:18AM

there's no nut, just this plastic cover over what looks like a keyway

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Re: need help pulling wood steering wheel
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: August 10, 2019 10:29AM

Either someone modified something or you're not interpreting the tea leaves properly.

There should be a 3/4" nut and washer on the steering shaft. It's possible the last person in there mushroomed the shaft and couldn't get the nut back on. Maybe they solved the dilemma with plastic glue?

Normally, one would remove the nut and washer, then put the nut back on so it's about 1/16" from touching the hub. Doing so prevents the puller from mushrooming the steering shaft. Once the wheel is popped loose, then remove the nut and lift the wheel away.

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Re: need help pulling wood steering wheel
Posted by: mellowyellow ()
Date: August 10, 2019 10:59AM

I pulled off the cap and found the usual nut to pull
Thanks

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Re: need help pulling wood steering wheel
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: August 10, 2019 07:40PM

Picture of the cap? I've never seen one.

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: need help pulling wood steering wheel
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: August 10, 2019 08:37PM

Yes, a picture of the removed plastic cover. Hard to see in the picture down inside the steering wheel hole.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: need help pulling wood steering wheel
Date: August 10, 2019 09:17PM

There is a trick I learned many years ago that make pulling a steering wheel much easier. When you install the wheel puller, thread the small outer screws as far as they will go and then back them off about two turn - no more. Then crank down on the large center screw that puts pressure on the threaded steering shaft. When you've put as much pressure as you think should have remover the steering wheel, turn in one - just one, of the small outer screws. This distorts the taper of the wheel hub and the steering wheel pops off. It takes much less force to remove the wheel this way.

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