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#1 gbrown OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 08:18 PM

I decided today that I want to keep the white steering wheel off my parts tractor (1050). I removed the nut at the steering wheel but the wheel won't come off. Do I need a puller?
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 08:43 PM

Steering wheels can be allot of fun removing. you will need a puller, but must be careful not to pull on the plastic part, you will need to shim it so you pull on just the metal collar molded into the wheel. It can be difficult because you can't use heat. just soak it good with PB blaster and take your time with it. also make sure the puller pulls evenly. tighten it up alittle at a time and then wack the end of the puller shaft(were the wrench goes) to shock it loose, keep doing this until it starts to move. Good luck
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 09:47 PM

Ive had success using a simple heavy wall pipe about 3-4" long. As long as the pipe fits inside the steering wheel hub you can use a puller.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Bread320i could you elaborate on how you pull the steering wheel using the section of pipe? is the steering wheel and shaft out of the steering housing? thankyou.

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 04:15 AM

A bearing separator works best for me ,with no damage to the wheel.
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Posted April 11, 2012 - 10:15 AM

Bread320i could you elaborate on how you pull the steering wheel using the section of pipe? is the steering wheel and shaft out of the steering housing? thankyou.


I'll take a picture for you soon.

I forgot to mention you need to cut the pipe so you can slide the pipe over the steering shaft. Very simple and cheap. I used an old scrap piece of tubing.

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 11:40 PM

I'll take a picture for you soon.

I forgot to mention you need to cut the pipe so you can slide the pipe over the steering shaft. Very simple and cheap. I used an old scrap piece of tubing.

A photo would be great!!!

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 08:34 PM

First you need to remove the cotter pin on the lower steering shaft so you can raise the steering wheel up. This will allow you to slid a spacer under the steering wheel.
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Make sure the spacer fits inside the bottom the the wheel. Then install a puller and remove.
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Steering wheel off. Notice the spacer is inside the bottom of the wheel.
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Edited by bread320i, April 13, 2012 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 09:05 PM

First you need to remove the cotter pin on the lower steering shaft so you can raise the steering wheel up. This will allow you to slid a spacer under the steering wheel.
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Make sure the spacer fits inside the bottom the the wheel. Then install a puller and remove.
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Steering wheel off. Notice the spacer is inside the bottom of the wheel.
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That's a great method! This will really help people being that you included pictures. :thumbs:
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 09:21 PM

bread320i, clicking the 'Thanks' button is not enough. Thanks for going the extra mile and elaborating your explanation and providing pictures. I'll have that steering wheel off in no time now. And the best part is, like chris m said, now anyone on here can look this up and reference it. Man I love this site! :bounce:

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 09:34 PM

bread320i,Thats a good idea to pull a steering wheel! I went to harbor freight and bought a bearing seperator kit.I wish i would've know about that sooner.Oh well the kit wasn't priced to bad,plus i can use it for other stuff.

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 09:36 PM

Your very welcome. I damaged a few wheels myself before I used this method. My spacer is an old bushing from my car. I think the thicker the tubing the better because some of these steering wheels can though to remove. The puller could easly strech "exhaust tubing".

Edited by bread320i, April 13, 2012 - 09:40 PM.





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