Steering Wheel Removal

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by cptcrnch56@aol.com, Feb 24, 2001.

  1. cptcrnch56@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">This is one way. However don't try this at home. It gave me one heck of a
    headache.



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  2. Mike Israel
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    Ahoy Mates,


    What is the secret to removing the steering wheel on my Amphi?


    Thanks,


    Mike Israel
    65 Amphi (white)
    Amphi Digest Admin





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  3. David Chapman
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    Mike, be careful, you should really call the tool hire (rental?) shop and
    get the proper removal tool, they do exist. I think there are two holes that
    you can use either side of the nut if you make a square bracket but DONT use
    a gear puller on the outside as it will damage the white plastic - and it
    will annoy you forever more !

    Sometimes the wheel is almost loose and just needs a pull with a bit of a
    wobble, other times it's really tight - no logic !

    David Chapman

    ps It's the same steering wheel as an early VW bug if the hire shop come
    back with the line, we don't do stuff for boats !

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Mike Israel
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    Ahoy Mates,
    What is the secret to removing the steering wheel on my Amphi?
    Thanks,
    Mike Israel
    65 Amphi (white)
    Amphi Digest Admin






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  4. Michael Echemann
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    <font face="Arial" size="2">Mike:</font>
    <font face="Arial" size="2">I've got a steering wheel puller for US and Import cars. I'd be glad to send it to you if you want to use it. If so, send me your address on or off line. Its' easy to use and is the only way to really do the job.</font>
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    <div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 5:31 PM
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    Ahoy Mates,


    What is the secret to removing the steering wheel on my Amphi?


    Thanks,


    Mike Israel
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    Amphi Digest Admin







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  5. Gerald Okins
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    <font face="Arial" size="2">is that "chuckie" sitting upside down in the wreckage? It sure looks like that evil little doll.</font>
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  6. cptcrnch56@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">Gerald,



    I wish it was Chuckie. I think the 83 year old driver that turned into a
    driveway in front of me with no warning while I was driving @ 50 mph could
    have been the little monster.



    Remember, "Keep the polished side UP"



    Frank, aka CptCrnch56@aol.com</font>
     
  7. aheath@us.ibm.com
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    --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., cptcrnch56@a... wrote:
    > This is one way. However don't try this at home. It gave me
    > one heck of a headache.

    What I want to know is how your head survived at all!
     
  8. Arnold Hite
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    Mike,

    About the steering wheel removal: I had the very same question about 6
    months ago. I had already damaged the original steering wheel in an attempt
    to get it off with a puller. I had a new wheel to install but was trying to
    salvage the old wheel. Gord Souter wrote me on the list-serve reporting
    that he had never found a steering wheel that couldn't be removed by
    grabbing it firmly and pulling it off by hand. You can check the archives
    for my original posting and Gord's response.
    Basically if you grab the wheel at 3 and 9 o'clock and pull on one side
    then the other, rocking the wheel back and forth, it should break free after
    about 5 pulls. I remember, in my case, nothing happened at first. I was
    about to write Gord back to report his idea didn't work. At the last
    minute, I moved my hands to the 12 and 6 o'clock position and tried again.
    The wheel "popped" and slid right off. Good luck.

    Arnold Hite
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    64 White
     
  9. Mike Israel
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    Thanks Mike,


    This evening I will try the grab and tug approach first. If that fails I will follow up with you.


    MAI






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    <font face="Arial" size="2">Mike:</font>

    <font face="Arial" size="2">I've got a steering wheel puller for US and Import cars. I'd be glad to send it to you if you want to use it. If so, send me your address on or off line. Its' easy to use and is the only way to really do the job.</font>

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    <div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 5:31 PM

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    Ahoy Mates,



    What is the secret to removing the steering wheel on my Amphi?



    Thanks,



    Mike Israel
    65 Amphi (white)
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  10. "Cap''n" John
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    > This evening I will try the grab and tug approach first. If that
    fails I will follow up with you.

    The other way that works well is;

    1 - Loosen the nut until it is about even with the end of the stud so
    as to protect the threads.


    2 - Situate your knees behind the wheel, firmly pushing up with your
    knees.

    3 - Use a deadblow or ball-peen hammer and strike (firm, but not real
    hard) the nut a few times while exerting steady upward pressure on
    the wheel with your knees. Rocking it back and forth can help too.

    3 or 4 hits should have it in your hands.
     
  11. cptcrnch56@aol.com
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    Re: Re: Steering Wheel Removal

    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">That was nothing compared to my grand Wagoneer roof removal stunt a few years
    ago. I must have a really hard head.


    Frank</font>
     
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