Re: [DML] Recommended Steering Wheel Puller?
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Re: [DML] Recommended Steering Wheel Puller?



7MM screws are hard to find, and 7MM threaded rod was even worse. 

After struggling with that 7 mm problem for a while and then 
stripping it out (my wheel had been loctited on) I determined that it 
made a bunch more sense just to tap the puller holes out to 1/4-20 
(it might have been 5/16"). Then the bolts in the commercial puller 
will fit, AND the threads are somewhat meatier than thos tiny 7 mm 
things. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@xxxx> wrote:
> I borrowed a puller from auto zone,  but the bolts it came with did 
not
> work.  I experimented and found that the thread was (I recall) 7mm -
 so
> I found a metric bolt specialty shop and picked up the proper bolt, 
and
> the wheel came off pretty easily at that point.  Long 7mm bolts can 
be
> hard to come by - you might have better luck getting threaded rod 
and
> nuts than the long bolts.
> 
> Tom
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf
> Of Gary Weaver II
> Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 1:52 Pm
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Recommended Steering Wheel Puller?
> 
> Does anyone have a recommended make of puller for the steering 
wheel. 
> I need to redo my switches on the column and for the life of me I 
can't
> get the wheel off. To make matters worse, the puller I bought will 
not
> work...
> 
> -Gary






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