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how to---- steering wheel removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chebywanna, May 1, 2003.

  1. chebywanna

    chebywanna 1/2 ton status

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    i got the center bolt off but the steering wheel won't come off, why, is it pressed on there? i thought they just slid on. (90 full size p/u)
     
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    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    you should need a steering wheel puller i think. but the more experienced guys can prove me wrong,
     
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    GM Man 1/2 ton status

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    You do want a steering wheel puller and a lock plate compressor if you plan on going beyond the steering wheel.
     
  4. chebywanna

    chebywanna 1/2 ton status

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    oh well forget the steering wheel than, i got started on stripping it too late.

    and i got to say, DANG!! quick replies! i..... like it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. alesko

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    Steering wheel pullers are inexpensive and can be bought at any parts store.
    However you can try this, screw nut back on until its flush with the bolt, get a BFH, wrap one arm around the wheel, pull it toward you and with the other hand take the BFH and wack the nut a few times. Two people would make this easier.
    WARNING; I've done this a few times and it worked, but the risk of damaging something is great.
    If you are not in a hurry, get a puller and make your life easy.
     
  6. JustHorsinArownd

    JustHorsinArownd Registered Member

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    You can also try just banging on the back of the steering wheel towards you alternately one side to the other. The danger is the wheel could come off suddently and smack you in the head, mouth, nose etc. Personal experience. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif With a little persistance this method has always worked for me. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    You can rent pullers at Autozone for free. I highly recommend it since I've taken mine off without the puller or the compressor and you can do it just make sure to eat your wheaties, spinach etc before hand /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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