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Old 02-05-10, 12:39PM   #1
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Default Steering Wheel Hub Removal?

Hey everybody! I just searched the site and couldn't find the answer to my question, so I decided to post. I don't like to re-post and re-ask questions that are well addressedin the archives.

This might seem pretty basic to most of you, but I'm fairly new to this. I just got ahold of a really nicely re-finished steering wheel hub for my 73 trans am along with a new Fat Grip formula style wheel to dress up the interior a bit. I was able to remove the old wheel by removing all the allen screws and the horn button popped out pretty easily.

Here is my question, how do I go about removing the steering wheel hub? The horn mechanism that the horn button presses into is right in the middle of the steering wheel hub where one would ordinarily insert the two bolts for a standard steering wheel puller. Do I need to remove the horn assembly from the center of the hub in order to use a standard steering wheel puller? If so, how do I get the horn assembly out of the center of the steering wheel hub?

Or, can I just remove the center nut and gently pry from the base of the hub where it meets the steering column? Any and all help greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-05-10, 02:40PM   #2
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Well, there is not way to "gently" pry off the wheel. The best way is to remove the horn hub. Then use a steering wheel puller. Most of the cars that I have pulled wheels off of have either 2 or 3 holes for screws. They are there. If they arent by some chance you can get a puller for a gear and usee a LOT of towels/rags and try that.

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You probably figured it out by now, but don't do any prying.

Remove the nut inside the hub and the horn contact part can be lifted out. Then you can use a steering wheel puller with the 2 holes that are at the bottom of the hub. Since the hub is deep, you might have to get some longer bolts for your puller.
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With the right tool (puller) its a piece of cake, and grand73am explains it well. Check out the horn assembly it should be dated if original to the car ?
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