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Steering wheel R&R---wheel puller?
« on: October 24, 2020, 09:12:49 PM »
Gentlemen--
I need help figuring out what wheel-puller to use to remove a 1966 GT 350 original steering wheel. Does anyone know what wheel puller I should purchase on amazon to pull an original steering wheel off my car? I'm going to replaced it with a steering wheel I purchased from Dan on this site.

Thank you,

Tin



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Re: Steering wheel R&R---wheel puller?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 10:56:41 PM »
Unless it is rusted on, most come off fairly easily if you loosen the nut until the top of the nut is flush with the top of the shaft, pull up on both sides of the wheel while giving the top of the shaft / nut a sharp rap or two with a hammer.  The wheel should pop loose.  Easier with two people.  Wheel pullers are not usually required.  If you are careful to ensure the nut is not lower than the center shaft, you can't hurt the threads so no downside to trying this. 

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Re: Steering wheel R&R---wheel puller?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 11:11:39 PM »
Gentlemen--
I need help figuring out what wheel-puller to use to remove a 1966 GT 350 original steering wheel. Does anyone know what wheel puller I should purchase on amazon to pull an original steering wheel off my car? I'm going to replaced it with a steering wheel I purchased from Dan on this site.

Thank you,

Tin




For a one time use any cheap on the shelf auto parts store wheel puller will work. You don't need anything special..
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Re: Steering wheel R&R---wheel puller?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 02:17:40 AM »
Make sure you leave the nut on loosely or you may have a “real headache”(or black eye,or both)when it pops loose.....

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Re: Steering wheel R&R---wheel puller?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 11:29:56 AM »
All good advice so far.  Many auto parts stores loan them, as well.

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Re: Steering wheel R&R---wheel puller?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 05:32:00 PM »
Thanks John—