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Anders 05-19-2008 05:51 PM

Steering wheel remover tool
Anyone who knows where i can buy a steering wheel remover tool that fits my steering wheel?

tbrd60 05-19-2008 06:58 PM

I got one at harbor freight.

El Guapo 05-19-2008 09:09 PM

All you need is a universal wheel puller.I bought one at my local parts store.I think it was $12.

Anders 05-20-2008 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by El Guapo (Post 21175)
All you need is a universal wheel puller.I bought one at my local parts store.I think it was $12.

I live in Sweden, and Universal here is with millimeter...
What dimension are the screws that goes into the steering wheel?
That would help me quite a lot.:o

TChicken 05-24-2008 05:27 PM

Anders,have you tried pulling the wheel by hand.I removed the center nut from mine and was able to pull the steering wheel off by hand.

Anders 05-26-2008 04:07 AM

That didnīt work:o Not sure if itīs stucked to hard, or if Iīm to weak, but the same result anyway...

Anyone know the "inch-numbers" for these 2 screws?

JohnG 06-02-2008 06:25 PM

hi Anders

I have a kit and I have to take mine off in the next couple of days so I will get you the info. The kit has a number of bolts for different cars so I have to identify the ones for the TBird. I believe they were fine thread so I will get the thread pitch gauge out and get you accurate information.

58 Hardtop

JohnG 06-05-2008 12:57 AM

steering wheel puller info
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I finally got to it.

The holes are 5/16", fine thread (24 teeth per inch). The bolts in my kit are about 3" long.

If for any reason you can't get such American bolts where you are, let me know and I can easily send you a pair.

I also took a picture of the entire assembly if you want it. The puller cost me $3 in the bargain bin at some auto parts store and has been a huge help.

58 Hardtop

Petrolhead 06-05-2008 02:05 AM

Sorry to hijack this thread, just wanted to say that this thread is just one example of why the Squarebirds forum is so good: great friendly advice, even offers of sending stuff around the world to help a fellow T-bird enthusiast. Too cool.

simplyconnected 06-04-2009 06:21 AM

[quote=Anders Myrberg;21475]That didnīt work:o Not sure if itīs stuck too hard, or if Iīm too weak... quote]

Don't feel bad. My first puller bent real bad. I welded long legs onto the flat part and started cranking. It got harder and harder, finally it went "C - R - A - C - K" and all the puller pieces cut loose. It's a GOOD THING I left the nut on, but backed out. I KNOW that steering wheel would have taken my head off! This is no joke. For the first few seconds, I didn't know what happened. Then it dawned on me that the wheel was against the backed-out nut and everything was ok.

I'm a real big guy. There's no way I could jerk my '55 Ford wheel off without cracking the plastic or bending the wheel. Yes, it was on THAT hard. Some guys get lucky, or they can use a flimsy puller. Wouldn't happen for me. - Dave

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