[DML] Re: Steering wheel removal question
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[DML] Re: Steering wheel removal question

This is what worked for me. I used 2 SAE 1/4-28 NF x 4 or 5 inches long.  I got them from 
a well stocked auto parts store but, if your Ace hardware has an extensive Hillman 
hardware section you should be able to find them. These are not the exact size but will 
work. They do thread in with a little resistance. I  would recommend a drop of oil or 
WD-40 for lubrication because you will be forming a slightly modified thread. Be sure too 
screw the bolt in at least 1/2 in.   If you have a tap set You could also re-tap them to this 
size, but you need to have the right type of tap handle to allow for the depth of the wheel 
center. You will probably need a standard SAE washer on the head of the bolt to span the 
large slots in the puller. I  Have done this on two different cars with excellent success.  
When your done save the bolts in the glove box for the next time you need to remove the 
wheel. It may be years or never but at least you will have them just incase.  incidently the 
hardware needed is about $1.50 total.  


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "seanhagan" <seanhagan@xxxx> wrote:
> I tried pulling my steering wheel so that I could put in the new 
> turn signal/horn arm and wiper control arm in. From waht I can see, 
> i would need to pull the steering wheel, slide up the old, and slide 
> in the new. Connect up the wires and I should be good to go (my 
> wiper control amr is broken off, along with the underside of the 
> steering column (thank you to PJGrady on the steering column) to be 
> the only site I could find a replacement for. 
> That aside, I pulled the centre nut off (it came off pretty easy) 
> but when I used the steering wheel puller (Harmonics tool i think it 
> is called) i "rented" from Autozone, and found that the screws/bolts 
> it came with do not screw into the holes contained on the steering 
> wheel towards the centre hub. 
> Does anyone know what thread size and width for the bolt that I need 
> to put in there in order to pull the wheel? I guess I could buy a 
> whole bunch of bolts from ACE Hardware, and see what fits, but do 
> not really want to spend the money on extra bolts i am just going to 
> throw away 10 minutes after purchase. 
> I have pulled them off of old American cars, no problem with the 
> same tool, but the hole and thread size is different on the Delorean.

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