How to Remove a Steering Wheel If You Cannot Use a Wheel Puller
Discussion in ' Technical ' started by willDec 23, Log in or Sign up. How to remove steering wheel without puller? I got a new steering wheel and need to install it. Before that, I need to remove the original steering wheel, and I really don't want to spend 20 bucks on a puller, since I'll only use it once.
How do you remove a steering wheel without a puller? Get the big nut loosened up and backed off, but leave it flush with the top of the threads A regular hammer will work also, gemove take care not to damage the nut or threads Maxx LevellDec 23, Thank you very much.
That is much easier and simpler than I thought it would be. Thanks for the quick response as well. You can rent a puller for FREE at most of the big auto parts store. Craig SelveyDec 23, Crazy Larry likes this.
If you try to pull it off by hand the step you dont want to miss is leave the nut on a few threads. I'm sure you will but I've seen many apprentices and techs take one in the face. Its funny as hell so long as your not the one in the drivers seat. The puller is the way to go though. Last edited: Dec 23, Jeff SDec 23, They've always just popped right off for me with the pressure and tapping the nut method.
I made my own puller years ago. The ex kelp it along with the house. It looked like this except it didn't have slotted holes. Just go to Your local autozone. Rent it for bucks,use it then return it,and get Your money back. I did the pulling by hand deal,but took the nut all the way off,and how to make a fruit smootie up cracking a rib,when the wheel finally popped off.
The right tool for the job makes life alot easier. BooshaDec 23, Rent the puller. Hw will save you heartache. I tried getting a sport wheel off a junkyard ho for over an hour without the puller and it wouldn't budge.
I pounded and pounded on the nut while my 16 year old pulled on the wheel. No luck. Finally left was worried that the wheel would be gone before I got back on the next weekend and came back with it.
It still took 15 minutes it was on there good! MNTonyDec 23, Indeed a puller is the best way to go, I have bent two steering wheels trying to pull them t I know, I know, I should have learned from the first one but I was just sure I could get the second one off.
It seems so easy?!? It is, until you either damage the threads of the shaft or the nut It's best to get a puller or make one. PaulSDec 23, I take off the huge how to get diamonds in minecraft pocket edition and wiggle the wheel until it comes off.
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Mar 13, · This is a video how to replace steering wheel without a puller and also how I diagnosed my clock spring needed replacement. How to Remove a Steering Wheel If You Cannot Use a Wheel Puller. Step 1. Unbolt the center bolt on the steering wheel using the 1/2-inch ratchet and socket. Spray the center shaft of the steering wheel, where the Step 2. Step 3. Dec 23, · Get the big nut loosened up and backed off, but leave it flush with the top of the threads then use your knees, or another person pulling evenly on the wheel while smacking the big nut with preferably a rubber mallet. A regular hammer will work also, just take care not to damage the nut or threads it should pop right off.
Removing the steering wheel from your car or truck is not a difficult task if you have the right tools, particularly a steering wheel puller. But if you don't have a steering wheel puller, taking off the steering wheel becomes a bit trickier. You have to be a bit more creative than you would be under normal circumstances and employ a few nontraditional methods, but it can still be done at home with a few more common tools.
Spray the center shaft of the steering wheel, where the bolt was just removed, with the penetrating oil and let the steering wheel sit for about an hour. Place your hands on the 9 and 3 o'clock positions on the steering wheel.
Pull the steering wheel toward you with equal force. If the wheel doesn't come off, then try pulling the steering wheel with alternating hands, trying to wiggle off the steering wheel. If it still doesn't come off, proceed to Step 3. Strike the backside of the steering wheel toward the center of the column with the rubber mallet, moving around side to side to try to evenly remove the item. If the mallet doesn't work, go to Step 4. Place the pry bar between the steering column and the steering wheel.
Pry the steering wheel off of the column, moving the tip of the pry bar around the steering wheel to pull it off of the column evenly. Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since , including several cover vehicles.
In Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work. Step 2 Place your hands on the 9 and 3 o'clock positions on the steering wheel. Step 3 Strike the backside of the steering wheel toward the center of the column with the rubber mallet, moving around side to side to try to evenly remove the item.