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#1 tomkuchenbrod OFFLINE  

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 11:37 AM

:confuse:Howdy,

Can anyone give a little advice on how to remove the steering wheel from my mf10.
So far I have taken the bolt off and smacked it with a rubber mallet. That did not work:wallbanging:. Also, can you tell me the thread size on the bolt coming through the steering wheel. Any help given would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 12:00 PM

My suggestion would to use a bearing separator ,such as this design.
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 12:02 PM

I heard that you can wedge your knees under the steering wheel and push up as hard as you can and smack the end of the steering shaft (with the nut on,make sure you have a new one also.its a standard size nut but fine thread.i forget what size).Never tried this personally but i heard that it works.Another way would be to use a two or three jaw puller on bottom of steering wheel.You have to be careful that you don't damage your steering wheel this way.Spray penetrating oil inside steering hub before you try to remove it and give it polenty of time to soak in.maybe a day or so.You can also put 2 pcs of flat steel under puller jaws also to help protect steering wheel. Give those a try
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Posted September 21, 2011 - 12:05 PM

I will try these methods tonight, thanks a lot fellas

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 05:21 PM

Thread is a 5/8" fine. Do yourself a favour, and search the forum a bit for different ideas, and see what will work for you.
There have been many conversations on this topic.
I haven't tried it yet myself, but Maynard's suggestion seems to be tried, and proven. Dan (Olcowhand) patented that idea.

Best of luck with the removal, and remember this. That's the hardest part to remove, without destroying it.:thumbs:

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 06:08 PM

I haven't tried it yet myself, but Maynard's suggestion seems to be tried, and proven. Dan (Olcowhand) patented that idea.

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Actually,I've been doing that for years,and it has never failed me.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 06:12 PM

Actually,I've been doing that for years,and it has never failed me.


I gotta remember to get one of those, next time I'm at Princess Auto.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 08:14 PM

In our area, companies like Advance Auto, AutoZone and PepBoys will rent the tools at little or no cost.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 08:39 PM

BTW, when you use that bearing separator, flip the base upside down so you have the flat side under the wheel. This will keep the damage down while pulling it off.




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