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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:02 am 
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half way through removing my worn steering wheel to put a new one on.. the blot that goes through the centre hole.. with a star shaped head on it how do you take that off.. ??.. thanks
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:07 am 
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you will need a torx bit, or a big allen key that will fit unscrew it then you will have to pull it very very hard, but look out when it does fly off so you dont smack yourself in the face.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:24 am 
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you need a T50 torx bit, s**t auto should sell you a set of these bits for about $20.
Undo the bolt, then do it back up by a couple of turns and just wiggle the steering wheel pulling as hard as you can.
Eventually it'll just fly off, which is why you leave the bolt in by a few turns.
If you don't you won't be the first person to break their nose changing a steering wheel...
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:36 am 
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thanks guys... i'll pop down to super cheap and pick up a set.. cheers :D
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:42 am 
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Soulfire wrote:
you need a T50 torx bit, s**t auto should sell you a set of these bits for about $20.
Undo the bolt, then do it back up by a couple of turns and just wiggle the steering wheel pulling as hard as you can.
Eventually it'll just fly off, which is why you leave the bolt in by a few turns.
If you don't you won't be the first person to break their nose changing a steering wheel...
dam its so simple. wish I thought of that when I got mine off, 1 black eye later :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:54 am 
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lol, molloy, you dumbass :p
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:25 pm 
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went to super cheap.. the guy was a tosser... they did not have a bit big enough... so i'm using a hex key... i cant get the thing to budge what way is undo.. ?? thanks
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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:12 pm 
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I use an Allen key to get mine off...just sit it in there, get a hammer and start tapping...or make it longer using a spanner or socket extension or something like that...cant remember off hand if it is reverse thread or not....dont think it is...
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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:54 pm 
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its not a reverse thread and you can get the proper torx bit from any good tool shop. I got one to go onto a 1/2" socket.We abused that soo much at the wreckers that it was useless so we cut 6mmoff the end and its working good again.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:27 pm 
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from my experience you need to make a puller, i nearly pulled the whole steering colum out not to mention my arms out off their sockets. when changing my wheel on the fairmont

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:08 pm 
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yeah i needed a bearing puller to do mine too. we bought one a few years ago for karting, i think $30 from supercheap. Or a specific steering wheel puller will work too.

and yeah, go to repco, they'll have the right torx bits to get the bolt out

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:37 pm 
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Soulfire wrote:
you need a T50 torx bit, s**t auto should sell you a set of these bits for about $20.
Undo the bolt, then do it back up by a couple of turns and just wiggle the steering wheel pulling as hard as you can.
Eventually it'll just fly off, which is why you leave the bolt in by a few turns.
If you don't you won't be the first person to break their nose changing a steering wheel...


T50 bit will cost you under $10 from Repco.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:28 pm 
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As mentioned just loosen the bolt. the wiggle the steering wheel side to side, it'll come loose, and undo the bolt and remove. It really is easy. Other than the T50 bit (I found a T45 will do the job as well) no special tools required.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:45 am 
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you need a torx T50 bit and a temper....

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:41 am 
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:o Look what i found!

step 4 is what you need :wink:

 

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