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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 00, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 67 camaro and i bought a steering wheel puller to get the steering wheel off. It doesnt work, my steering wheel has 3 holes and the puller only has bolts for 2. The holes do not line up with the puller. Can i use a harmonic puller? What else could i try?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 00, 01:16 PM
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yes you can just do not damge the thred's for the stearing wheel not..in fact leave it on.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 00, 02:16 PM
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You only use two of the holes - the two directly across from each other on either side of the steering shaft. The puller you have is correct. Loosen the steering wheel nut until it's flush with the end of the shaft and leave it in place - that way when the wheel pops loose off the splines it won't wind up in your lap.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 00, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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None of the holes which are on the steering wheel line up across the center bolt..... that is why i was wondering if a harmonic puller would work?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 01, 07:13 AM
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I have used this method in the past when a puller was not available,
Lossen the nut off untill it flush with top of the shaft, while seated behind the wheel and pulling upwards, have some strike the shaft using a brass punch and hammer, a couple of good hard strikes and the wheel will loosen off.
Take a close look at your shaft and steering wheel, you will see two alignment marks, line these up when you reassemble,
Have you removed the the three screws and plate for the horn ring, there is also a fine plastic / paper insulator that has to be removed the two bolts you need to use for the puller are 5/16 NC thread.
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