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Steering wheel Removal (hub) (Read 2120 times)
Feb 22nd, 2010 at 11:46am
Mr Clean   Ex Member

 
Took my steering wheel apart and was attempting to remove the hub with my steering wheel remover (done this many times on other cars) and it wont move, I have a lot of pressure on it and it won't pop off like most steering wheels I've dealt with, am I missing something ? Removed the funny looking clip and the nut.
 
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Reply #1 - Feb 22nd, 2010 at 5:12pm

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Mr Clean
Are you talking about removing the locking plate?  If you are trying to remove the locking plate under the steering wheel you will have to go to Autozone and use their locking plate removal tool.  Is your column a tilt/tele column?  If you are talking about removing the steering wheel only it removes like most other cars.  Probably rusted on the shaft.
Rick
 
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Reply #2 - Feb 23rd, 2010 at 9:04am
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I'm trying to remove the hub that the streering wheel is screwed to (6 screws ) which has the splined shaft like most cars. Also what is the rod that is in the center of that shaft and is about 6 inches long ?it's not attached to anything and has no threads or anything and is free moving so to speak.. Thanks, Ken.
 
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Reply #3 - Feb 23rd, 2010 at 9:13am

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The rod in the center is for the locking of your tilt/tele column.  Here is a link to Jim Shea's steering wheel papers.  He was an engineer for them there will be a diagram for everything you ever need to know about your column
Rick
http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/?page_id=4
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Reply #4 - Feb 23rd, 2010 at 10:02am
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Thanks wnmech !!
 
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