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VA46CLANSMEN 12-22-2006 08:45 AM

1973 Mustang
 
This sounds like a simple question, but there is more to it than you think. How do I remove the steering wheel off of my 1973 Mustang. I had tried using a steering wheel puller with no luck. When I screw in the bolts on both sides of the steering wheel hub and when I start tightening the center bolt to push off the wheel, NOTHING HAPPENS! The two bollts that are screwed into the hub starts pulling out, getting the threads stripped in the process. I sprayed plenty of lube into the center bolt, and hit it with a hammer as I was using the puller. NOTHING HAPPENS! It's like the steering wheel in welded on. Any idea's on this?????????

quick5pnt0 12-22-2006 04:48 PM

First things first, are you sure you removed any clips or anything like that which should be at the end of the steering column shaft which hold the wheel on? I think most times there's a C clip or something similar holding it in place.

Secondly it could be that the steering wheel is just "frozen" on there in which case it could be hard to get off. If thats the case then it's not a simple fix because like you have noticed it will start stripping the threads on the puller bolts. If thats the case then the only thing I can think of is to find somebody who has a tap and die set and see if you can re-thread those holes to use bigger bolts.





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