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Removing the 1412 steering wheel

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:09 pm
by starider
Hi,
I need to remove the steering wheel on my 1412 to check wiring loom and to re-finish the dash board. I've removed the nut,soaked well with WD40, put the nut back on loosely and tried a few sharp knocks from underneath the boss.So far to no avail.Before I get more vicious, any ideas please?.........starider :?:

Re: Removing the 1412 steering wheel

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:01 am
by cobbadog
Sometimes it helps if a second person can pull up on the wheel as you give it a bump from underneath. I use a steering wheel puller home made to slowly put some weight on it and it gives way. Puller is an oversized pitman arm puller and I stuff some rag around the wheel where the puller arms pull against the spokes of the wheel.

Re: Removing the 1412 steering wheel

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:06 am
by DB780
A bearing pulley should do it ok, the two halves fit behind the wheel.

Re: Removing the 1412 steering wheel

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:15 pm
by Berk
We used a bearing puller with some bits of steel to act as load-spreaders to avoid damaging the wheel.

Re: Removing the 1412 steering wheel

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:13 pm
by whesbrook
use a three leg puller but attach it to the steering wheel spokes using webbing straps, do not attempt to pull on the wheel hub. the web straps spread the load evenly and wind up the energy which "pops the wheel off.

Re: Removing the 1412 steering wheel

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:08 pm
by starider
Hi,thank you all for the advice, will have a go this week and let you know which method works for me. The steering wheel is the dished plastic covered type and the plastic has cracked where the spokes meet the boss, I assume the method strapping the puller legs to the spokes will be OK?.............starider :?:

Re: Removing the 1412 steering wheel

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:48 am
by starider
Hi, success!! Have removed the steering wheel using DB780s suggestion as I had one of the pullers he described in one of my tool boxes. It's great that folks are happy to share their expertise, it saves so much time and swearing.Again many thanks......................starider :D