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1979 Jeep J10 20 Pickup 4WD Base

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August 5, 2012, 3:03 pm

Julie A
 

Question: how to take off the steering wheel

The steering wheel has not been removed in about 30 years or so, what is the best procedure to remove it when a puller is not working and pk blaster did not work either


August 9, 2012, 6:55 pm

Elizabeth K
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I would spray the penetrant on and it let it soak overnight. Then apply some good tension with the puller and tap the back/side of it with a rubber mallet. The theory is the rubber mallet will set up some vibrations/shocks and the puller will start to ease it out. Don't smack it so hard you break it.

If your puller is not a steering wheel puller, many auto parts stores have rental programs (sometimes for free) for specialty tools like that. Call around to find a local one.


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