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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:13 PM
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Steering Wheel Removal and Indicator Clip

I purchased a new updated Defender steering wheel for my ROW...It mounted with no issues, however I have to remove it to add an indicator clearing collar...how the hell do I use a removal tool since the holes in the wheel don't seem to be threaded? They also do not seem to line up with the center hub bolt... (see picture one)....It has the tapered splines so once it was bolted on, its pretty darn tight and beating it with a hammer didn't quite work and I don't want to break the wheel....also the opposite side (picture 2) has this fitting and I assume this is the collar (link) that needs to be added for the turn signals to clear...yet I am not sure how it fits to the wheel? STRIKER RING STEERING COLUMN/DIRECT DEF, NRC7636, RNQ311 - Rovers North - Classic Land Rover Parts
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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:47 PM
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Leave the bolt in loose and yank on the the wheel really hard.
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Leave the bolt in loose and yank on the the wheel really hard.
Never been able to get that to work. It's like a crank on a bicycle pressed on. All you need is a piece of flat metal with two holes and two bolts. Home made puller.
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I tried that...including hitting with a hammed from the rear...it wont budge...I tried the different bolts from my wheel puller and none seem to engage IF there are threads in those holes...
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The best trick I was taught that actually works is this:

1. Sit in the drivers seat.
2. Place both hands on the wheel at 3 and 9.
3. Firmly grip the wheel, and applying force parallel to the steering shaft, push with left hand and pull with the right.
4. Next push with the right and pull with the left
5. Rapidly alternate #3 and #4, switching directions of force with your hands until the wheel comes off.

Make sure you aren't "shaking" the shaft. You are applying strong force on the wheel without any shaking.

It has worked for me every time.
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Yes. You need to put effort into it. Always works. Don't be shy.
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Leave the bolt in loose and yank on the the wheel really hard.
Only way to remove it without giving yourself a bloody nose when it lets go.....
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Any way to put a puller on those wheels? Do those holes have threads in them?
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Loosen the shaft nut and undo it so its level with tye top of tye shaft.
Spray wd40 or equivalent around tye splins & wait 5 minutes.
Take a 2.5 lb steel hammer & wack tye shaft HARD square in the middle 2-3 times and lift off tye steering wheel. "Leaving the nut on with protect the threads and stop tye shaft from mushrooming"
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