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#1 Buck OFFLINE  



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Posted March 30, 2013 - 07:13 PM

I am trying to remove my steering shaft from my '73 Jake gt14. Something broke inside somewhere because the steering wheel just spins freely. I got a feeling its that litte pin on the inside the box that snaped off. Anyway, I removed the cotter pin from the steering arm assembly but can't remove it from tractor because there is a pin that lines the hole. The parts manual calls it a pin 3/8" x 1-1/2" roll. Do I drill this pin out or mash it with a punch or what? That assembly will not come off without removing this item.



Also any ideas as far as steering wheel removal? Its stuck on with rust. I hate to go buy a puller of some sort as that is something I wont use too often.

Edited by Buck, March 30, 2013 - 07:16 PM.

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Some times they can be a bear to get out.You want a punch as close to the exact size of roll pin and knock out. To small a punch you'll make it tighter.Good luck.

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 07:28 PM

You can spray a little pb blaster on the pin to loosen coil of pin.

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 07:51 PM


A roll pin is spring steel. it expands to fill the hole it's in. They can be punched or drilled out. It will be a tight fit. Make sure whatever you use to remove it is just the right size, not too big or too small.

Removing steering wheel is not an easy task. Sometimes it's easier to take the shaft out with the wheel.

Where are you in New Hampshire?


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:54 PM

You need a "roll pin" punch.

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 08:40 AM

I know somewhere on the forum is a thread on steering wheel removal. I'd find that and read it through, good tips in there.


EDIT: Found it.

Edited by KennyP, March 31, 2013 - 08:44 AM.