In Reply to: Re: steering wheel posted by Ed Goodman on July 01, 2019 at 14:18:49:
As far as I can tell, having removed my steering wheel, the tube you are seeing after having removed your acorn nut. is the only tube. It is hollow, and the splines for the wheel to interlock with are on the outside of that tube. If pouring gear oil down that tube will lube the bearing, you should not have to remove the wheel. If you end up having to, I borrowed a large puller from Advance Auto. Someone(I forget who) suggested leaving off the "hooks" that hang from the centerpiece of the puller and straddling each of the spokes of the steering wheel with the straps that hang from the puller. Slip a bolt under the spoke through the holes that would ordinarily have the puller "hooks" attached there. That was a great suggestion. But the puller was not enough to get mine off. I ended up using an oxy-acetylene torch. Keep the flame moving. It would be easier if you had another pair of hands to crank on the puller while you applied the heat. Once you get the wheel moving, keep it moving!