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Old November 10th, 2005, 02:18 AM
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Red face removing steering wheel

Hi,

Someone help please. Granted, I am no automobile genious, but I cannot remove my steering wheel. I have removed the retaining bolt, and collar, and stripped the entire column down. The steering wheel will not move.

Yes, I am using a steering wheel puller, but it is not pulling. Can someone tell me what is missing. Besides actually driving my truck.

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Old November 10th, 2005, 06:50 AM
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I had the same problem when I removed mine, I had to gently tap the back of the steering wheel with a rubber mallet to get it moving
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:02 AM
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"gently"....

I have to pound the crap out of mine with a mini sledge to get it to pop off.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 10:32 AM
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once you undo the center bolt, just runa drum role with your palms on the 9 and 3 o'clock and rattle it out...I do that to ALL/ANY truck
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Old November 10th, 2005, 12:40 PM
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Thanks for the info guys.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 01:03 PM
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and use anti-seize when you put it back on.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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Grasp the wheel at the 12 & 6 o'clock position. rock it backward and foward with the center nut backed off.
Pull towards you while rocking the wheel.
Leave the nut on lose, it aviods smacking yourself in the face with the steering wheel when it does come adrift.
I had a wheel puller made up but vey rarely need it.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 11:55 PM
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I got it of via 30 minutes of hammer therapy. The Momo wheel is now on and I am happier. Now on to dealing with the elussive over heating problem. My truck runs fine unless its driven at freeway speeds for more than 45 min.

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Old November 13th, 2005, 08:28 PM
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Would you be willing to sell me your old steering wheel center cap?
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:43 AM
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Where did you get the adapter for the momo?
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Old November 14th, 2005, 11:24 AM
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Sorry on the center cap it became a victim of frustration. I got the momo adaptor via email from a store in florida that found a box. I heard about it here. Devon 4x4 in England told me about 8 months ago that they could get them.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 04:18 PM
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cheers...
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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:09 PM
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I have to leave the nut on mine next time like you said Mike.... I did the wiggle with mine last night and smashed myself in the fore head...lol


Alex, how much for the adapter?


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Old November 14th, 2005, 09:17 PM
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I did the same thing! Oh well. The adapters are coming along well. I don't expect you guys to keep waiting, but I hope to have them soon. It is just hard to get everything together while I am expanding my business in other ways right now. Plus, I want to make sure the part is perfect. And that is keeps the steering wheel as far away as possible for the taller people.
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Old November 17th, 2005, 05:23 AM
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I beleive it cost $65 including shipping. I found the ad on ebay and called the location directly and it ended up being 5-10 cheaper
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I have to leave the nut on mine next time like you said Mike.... I did the wiggle with mine last night and smashed myself in the fore head...lol


Alex, how much for the adapter?


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removing the steering wheel to change the turn signal & wash/wiper switches

I am currently installing both a new turn signal & wash/wiper switch on my '94 D90. And it looks like I need to remove the steering wheel to do so. I have a few questions:

1: How do you remove/reinstall the rubber component off the steering wheel w/o damaging it.

2: Do you really need a steering wheel adapter to remove it? (And if not, how?)

3: Are there any techniques to align the steering wheel properly during installment?

If anyone has experience in replacing turn signal & wash/wiper switches, please, let me know.

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I don't think you need to remove the steering wheel for that. The square housing behind the steering wheel has Phillips head screws and it separates in half.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 07:54 PM
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you do need to remove the wheel as the self canceling mechanism clamps onto the steering column. The center emblem prys/pops out with a small flat blade screw driver. Re-fitting is trial and error to get it straight.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 01:02 PM
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Question removing the steering wheel to change the turn signal & wash/wiper switches

Thanks ShawnPalmer & 130Tdi,

I removed the steering column housing. Looks like the steering wheel does need to be removed.

130Tdi: Do you remove the front rubber steering wheel cover from the back of the wheel first or from the front?

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