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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tecton, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    whats needed to do the switch?
    some kind of adapter...?
    I am clueless here
     
  2. Muddytazz

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    Typically aftermarket steering wheels are a universal fit, so you'll need an adapter for the specific vehicle.
     
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    i've got a grant steering wheel. just look up your vehicle in their book and it will tell you what mounting kit to use.
     
  4. BayouBlazer88

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    I bought a Grant classic 3-spoke steering wheel with black foam grip and blue bowtie center cap from LMC truck. I also bought the adapter from them as well for $20, then later on found the same adapter at Autozone for half the price. The part number for the installation kit is 38-1182 and you can order straight from the LMC website (LMCtruck.com). Keep in mind the kit is only for Grant steering wheels. Hope this answers your question.
     
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    P.S. I got mine from AutoZone. I think it was just under $50 for the wheel and the installation kit.
     
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    You will need a steering wheel puller also. You should be able to borrow from autozone for free. Pretty easy to do.
     
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    I have an adapter sitting in my tool box....came with a Grant I bought..
     
  8. tecton

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    i think im at the impass where i need the steering wheel puller, lol

    autozone wants 15$ to rent this

    anyway to improvise a way around this?
     
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    im an honest person so i let them take 20$ away from me.


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    They give me a reciept and i find the steering wheel i want 39.99. I go to the register and the lady rings me up. She tells me "that will be 1 penny" i think for a second and hand her the money.

    I guess she didnt take the second seat cover off the return...either way, i got me a free steering wheel

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    im an honest person

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    My orginal wheel was a small diameter Grant. I switched it to a bigger wheel. 'Gave it a good yank, it came off and popped myself in the nose /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif Maybe your stock wheel has been removed before and can be removed without a puller,,, watch your nose /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    i found a puller in the tool box...dad says its a gear puller but it might still work...

    if anyone here could find or draw a diagram of what exactly has to happen in order for this thing to come off it would help greatly
     
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    now what about the 88-up style chevy steering wheels? do they reguire any speacial adapters? i would guess not cuase they put them in the 89-91 blazers and subs and they have the same steering columns..but i could be wrong.. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif cause i want to put one of them in my 86 chevy
     
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    in the past i've threaded the nut back on the shaft so it's flush with the top of the shaft, stuck a big flat screwdriver or small pry bar behind the steering wheel and pushed against the wheel with it, and then hit the nut with a hammer a few times and they popped right off.

    also, that $15 that autozone wants for the rental will be given back to you when you return the tool.
     
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    go get a haynes repair manual and it tells you what to do in there.
     
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    i think im at the impass where i need the steering wheel puller, lol

    autozone wants 15$ to rent this

    anyway to improvise a way around this?

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    I have a puller now, but I have removed plenty of steering wheels by just hitting the steering wheel from behind with my hands from both sides alternating, creating a vibration that usually frees it.
    Also one time tried the other way around having the nut flush with the shaft, pushing from under with my hand and giving it a waack on the nut like someone described above /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I would buy the puller for $9 Harbor Freight

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