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Re: steering wheel removal

Postby Jackman » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:05 am

If you have the tool and good air pressure try this :idea: chance are real good the wheel will come off with easy :D

Jackman wrote:If you have an air hammer put a blunt tip on it and place the blunt on the shaft (nut off) and while vibrating the shaft pull on the steering wheel chances are good that it comes off with easy

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Re: steering wheel removal

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:29 am

It should be pointed out that WD40 is not a rust penetrant, it is a water dispersant hence the WD. It is formulated to prevent rust, not penetrate it and free up frozen items. It is advertised as a Long Term Corrosion Inhibiter.

When removing a steering wheel I always back off the nut until it is level with the top of the shaft and leave it there to protect the end of the shaft and threads. Then I rig up this little beauty.

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Re: steering wheel removal

Postby ajhbike » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:55 am

The air hammer really did the trick on sticky pins and shafts for me after the heat and PB...something about the rapid percussion...

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Re: steering wheel removal

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:07 am

I would emphasize radioguy41's statement about protecting those threads. I only slightly damaged the threads on one of my cubs, and it was several hours of umwanted work trying to repair them enough to get that fine-thread nut back on! :?

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Re: steering wheel removal

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:12 pm

My preferred system is still my 4lb. dead blow hammer. Apply it at the base of one spoke for a few blows, then turn to the next spoke for a few blows and so on. Never had that fail me yet, and the hammer is useful for a lot of disassembly work. Of course if one comes off easier than you expect you may have to chase it if t the door is open (see original part of this thread).
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Re: steering wheel removal

Postby farmergiffIV » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:07 am

I will try the hammer and heat tecnique soon, gotta get a mini-butane torch so I can get precise heat, torching my steering wheel rubber seems like a bad idea. This one seems really rusted on nice and good. If that doesnt work I like what radioguy 41 made-seems like a good way not to damage the wheel.

In the mean time so I can get going I swapped the steering wheel shaft assembly from my 48 and put it on the 53 drove it around today-didn't see any issues-Although the worm gear looked slightly different in terms of washers on either side of the worm gear it doesn't seem to matter.
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Re: steering wheel removal

Postby Eugene » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:53 am

Use a bearing splitter or the same puller you use to remove the pulley from the Cub's crankshaft.
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Re: steering wheel removal

Postby farmergiffIV » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:00 pm

Eugene wrote:Use a bearing splitter or the same puller you use to remove the pulley from the Cub's crankshaft.


I have a multi-use shop torch now, but I don't have a pulley like this Eugene. Seems like you've been around the block a few more times than me...

I will try heat and hammer on the wheel soon.
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