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Old 21 March 2015, 13:16   #1
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Cant Remove Boat Steering Wheel

Hi

I have an old boat and currently trying to remove the steering wheel but can't!

I've tried,

Soaking in WD40.
Hitting with a hammer.
Wiggling from side to side.
Using all my strength to pull in off.

Nothing Works!

Im guessing its frozen to the centre bolt, any help or methods of removing would be great!

Thanks
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Old 21 March 2015, 14:25   #2
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hub pullers I believe is the way forward ...


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hub pullers I believe is the way forward ...
It's the only way apart from a hacksaw or heat after everything you already tried.
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put hub puller on wheel tight up - then give sharp hit and should move it ...if don't work tighten up further try again ....


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Had to cut mine off eek so now I remove and grease every so often
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Had to cut mine off eek so now I remove and grease every so often
And don't tighten it up so much next time. Just needs to be tight enough that the nut doesn't fall off.

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Get two people. Loosen the nut but don't take it off. Get one person to pull very hard on the wheel while the other person hits the shaft with a drift and a hammer. Usually works for me.
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Loosen the nut but don't take it off.
That's a top tip to avoid a broken nose when the wheel suddenly comes free while you're hauling on it!
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Don't be tempted to start cutting or you could end up with a repair to do like this.
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Try pouring boiling water onto it. It might free off the corrosion.

Hub puller is the answer. Halfords sell them.
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