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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:28 pm 
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How do I get my steering wheel off guys?
I've taken the screws and the t50 bolt out, but i pull on it and it still feels firmly bolted down. Have I missed something or is force required?
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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:35 pm 
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Screw the bolt back in a few turns, apply the steering lock. Have someone gently hit the head of the bolt (not too hard as to damage the column) as you pull and twist the steering wheel. When it comes off you will see why the bolt had to go back on! try and use a Nylon mallet so the nut doesnt get damaged or use a punch that fits inside the head of the bolt.
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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:52 pm 
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when i got ford to change my wheel in the el,the mechanic undid the nuts and just went s**t until it came off...lol...

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:00 pm 
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you have to pull on it like you have never pulled before....

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:02 pm 
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i think some people might debate that fordz ;)

but just, just wiggle it, smack it, yank it, bash it and repeat

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:14 pm 
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Use a steering wheel puller. Less than $10 at your local auto store.
Easiest way and you f**k anything up.

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:17 pm 
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i got a mate to tap the bolt while i pulled on the wheel, came after a few taps!

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:25 pm 
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yeah at the wrecker i had to take my first steering wheel off. They said put the bolt in and keep pulling. Im like WTF dont you guys have a steering wheel puller? and they are like what for.........

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 10:47 pm 
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taking a steering-wheel off is easy...

step 1 : wriggle it back and forth violently
step 2 : hit one side
step 3 : hit the other side
step 4 : give it a few hard pulls
step 5 : swear and curse
step 6 : go back to step 1 until it goes Clunk! against the bolt

removing my steering-wheel was good therapeutic value, i felt so relaxed and calm afterwards

 

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:23 pm 
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Gotta pull it off real hard.
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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:06 am 
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hahaha after all that i got it off before i came back to check.
thanks for the advice guys, i just wiggled it side to side with the odd band and "f**k!" and it came off eventualy.
OMFG the AU momo wheel is SOOO much better than the EL fairmont wheel :p.
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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:28 am 
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OMFG the AU momo wheel is SOOO much better than the EL fairmont wheel :p.


I can second that, they are awesome wheels.

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:11 am 
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oh oh soulfire. when u changed the steering wheel how do u get the airbag out =(. im too scared to touch it just in case it blows into my face without deactivating it......freaks me out. i dont know how to deactivate it either.......anything i should look out for when i do take the steering wheel out?

sorry to steal the thread soulfire

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:08 am 
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once again when mine was changed at ford by a ford tech he didnt even disconnect the battery...i asked him why not and he said really you should but it would be plain bad luck if it went off...

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:55 am 
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phongus wrote:
oh oh soulfire. when u changed the steering wheel how do u get the airbag out =(. im too scared to touch it just in case it blows into my face without deactivating it......freaks me out. i dont know how to deactivate it either.......anything i should look out for when i do take the steering wheel out?

sorry to steal the thread soulfire

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You are meant to disconnect the battery, However several people I know don't bother. Once you remove the airbag assembly just unplug it.

 

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