Removing a steering wheel

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Removing a steering wheel

Postby ShawnAgne » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:53 pm

Doing more restore on the 300 that I initially started out doing so going to replace the steering wheel since its cracked. Any suggestions to removing it? The nut seemed to be on there pretty tight and guessing the wheel is also.
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Re: Removing a steering wheel

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:58 pm

I'm sure some folks will come along with help, but I remembered this HOW TO for Repairing that steering wheel. I followed this a few years ago, and did 2 on my cubs and one on my SA. It is time consuming, but I found it rewarding to see the final results! The photos are missing, but I think you'll get the idea, if you choose to try your own repairs. If you need some photos, I can probably dredge them up!!

As for wheel removal, try a liberal application of penetrating oil, and in impact wrench with socket. A wheel puller with 3 legs worked for me. Just be VERY careful with the threads on the shaft. They are fine threads, and a real pain to repair if you ding them up!!!

Forgot to add the link for the HOW TO!! Sorry:
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=37140
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Re: Removing a steering wheel

Postby ShawnAgne » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:53 pm

Should I heat it up first before using the oil? It has one of those rounded covered nuts on it so I can't get to the threads that nut is screwed on.
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Re: Removing a steering wheel

Postby Stanton » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:22 pm

Just ran across a How To Forum video that may help you: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=42536

Also read Jim Becker's post at the end of that thread for good advice.
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Re: Removing a steering wheel

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:19 pm

Heating it with a torch will probably loosen it quite a bit and make it easier. My personal preference is a 4lb dead blow hammer I got from Harbor Freight several years ago. I hit it as close to the hub as I can, turn it to the next spoke, hit it a few times, then to the next one and whack it a few times. If it is really stuck on you may have to go back and forth whacking it down close to the hub, but I have never had one fail to come off that way, plus all that bashing helps relieve some of my frustrations. :D I did have one come off easier than I was expecting one time and on the first swing it flew out the door of the shop and rolled about 30 feet out in the yard. :oops:
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Re: Removing a steering wheel

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:37 am

Bearing splitter or the same puller used for the Cub front pulley. Lot of solvent for several days. Pulley puller installed, tension. More solvent, bit more tension. Repeat.

I have had some that I increased the tension, walked away, loud bang, steering wheel was free.

I have use the Cub front pulley puller several times to pull steering wheels on Cub Cadets and the 154 Numbered Cub. Haven't damaged the steering wheel - - - yet.
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Re: Removing a steering wheel

Postby ShawnAgne » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:59 pm

Well just some follow up I looked at Harbor Freight and decided to go the dead blow hammer route and get an air powered impact wrench. Put the 1 1/16" drive socket on it, squeezed trigger and after about 6-10 clicks nut came off. Then gently tapped the wheel with the hammer and off it came.
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