Originally Posted by evilfij
Just loosen the nut but don't take it all the way off and you won't smash your face. I have pulled a few and I never needed a puller. I put the steering wheel on lock and jiggle it back and forth and then pull and it has always come right off.
^^^^ What he said.... leave the nut in place, grab the wheel at 9'olock and 3 o'clock and wiggle like mad, then at 12 and 6, pulling and wiggling.
after a bit it'll come loose on the splines.