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#1 larryd OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 11:47 PM

What type of puller do you use to pull a real real Stubborn wheel. The man I bought mower from just put this new steering wheel on about 6 months ago. I am trying to remove it so I can remove the dash tower for tractor repaint

 

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 01:11 AM

Have you tried doing a search here. This topic has been debated many times, and there are

all sorts of different an good ideas. Perhaps you'll find one that'll work for you.  How you

do it, depends alot on wheel type, column size, and space available between wheel and

column. Maybe post a picture.

Good luck.


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Posted January 03, 2013 - 05:01 AM

I have always used a bearing separator.


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Posted January 03, 2013 - 05:02 AM

I've always used a flywheel seperator.  Seems to have worked everytime.  I agree however it does  have alot to do with the type and size of the wheel.  You may just be fighting yourself.


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Posted January 03, 2013 - 05:38 AM

I'm with Maynard on this, bearing seperator/ tee bar puller combo will remove it easily.
http://www.harborfre...-set-93980.html

Edited by skyrydr2, January 03, 2013 - 05:41 AM.

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 06:49 AM

Larry, if this is on the 314 you need to watch out that you don't damage the hollow shaft on the steering gear. Don't pound on the shaft. It can break the alluminum casing of the gear. You need some sort of puller, penetrating oil and time. Try to keep it soaked in penetrent for at least several days. One thing I've done is heat up the wheel hub, gently, with a heat gun, being careful not to damage it. I do this a few times while letting it cool in between and keeping the oil on it between heat sessions. The thermal cycles help to break the bond. If this wheel has only been installed for 6 months it should come right off unless the spline was damaged.


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Posted January 03, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Larry if that steering wheels has only been on for a short period of time it shouldn't be all that hard to remove. Get the inside stuff out of the way if you haven't done so already. Apply you choice of fluids to break it loose and let them work for awhle, break the nut loose and then sit on the seat with the wheel resting on your knees, with the nut about half off take a piece of wood and place on top of the nut and then with a hammer of choice and strike the wood while appling pressure to the under side of the wheel, then it should pop off.

Then when you go to replace it don't forget to place never seiz either on the shaft or on the inside of the steering wheel. 

 

Dick 


Edited by JRJ, January 05, 2013 - 09:35 AM.

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 12:47 PM

JRJ beat me to my recommendation.  The way he suggested is the way I usually do it as well.


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Posted January 03, 2013 - 05:17 PM

Before I made my suggestion I had to go to the JD parts and take a look at it for there were or is a few JD's that are secured it a different fashion and I don't remember which models it is and how they are removed, and I didn't want to inform Larry the wrong way.

 

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 06:04 PM

I used my two jaw puller.Dropped a bolt to fit in the hollow shaft and gradually increased pressure while tapping on puller bolt 'til she popped loose. Used plenty of antiseize on reass'y. Deformed the plastic on the bottom of the wheel hub a little but I'm not in restoration mode anyway.
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Posted January 03, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Step one: Put your wife on the tractor.

 

Step two: Make her really really mad.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This poster nor the staff, management, or members of GTT are responsible for physical harm, property damage, tractor destruction, divorce or alimony payments that may result from following this advice.


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#12 larryd OFFLINE  

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 11:27 PM

Thanks to everyone. I think I am just going to go buy me a bearing seperator.

 

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Larry I really don't think you should need it-but you are the boss.

 

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Larry is the bearing seperator the tool that looks like a heavy duty tuning fork.

 

Dick


Edited by JRJ, January 05, 2013 - 09:40 AM.

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 02:04 PM

Larry is the baring seperator the tool that looks like a havy duty tuning york.
 
Dick

see post #5 above there is a link to one .
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