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Steering hub puller?

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  1. cls

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    Is there a hub puller available? Looks like my hub has two 6mm threaded holes which could be used to pull it. Otherwise, what's the method? Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    You want to use a puller like the one below and attach pulling bolts to the 6mm holes. Install the puller add a bit of tension to the pulling bolt and then give it a sharp tap with a metal hammer. The shock will release the steering hub. Do not just keep tightening until it comes off. Image Unavailable, Please Login

    DO NOT use a hook style puller that grabs onto the outside of the steering hub body. These will likely bend the hub.

    Another tip is to leave the nut retaining nut on the steering shaft just loose. This will catch the hub when it releases.
     
  3. cls

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    Thanks. Puller on order. Saves me the trouble of making one.
     
  4. TonyL

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    Squirt a little release fluid on the splines, leaves for a few minutes then pull it off by hand applying equal pressure around the hub, most come off without the need of a puller.
    Slight tapping with a raw hide hammer around the hub helps if its not playing ball
    Tony
     
  5. cls

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    I gave it some encouragement with the wheel attached, but it wouldn't budge. I think the nut was overtightened, it was a ***** to remove.
    Rather than lose front teeth trying, I just went ahead and bought the tool.
     
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    Much nicer than I would have come up with.
     
  8. TonyL

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    :)

    You will damage the steering wheel if you try to pull it off that way & teeth!!

    Its a splined shaft with keyway so shouldn't need a puller, sometimes they need a little extra to shift it. If you have purchased a puller then that will do it nicely but you will see when you use it, it will take minimal force to move.
    Tony
     
  9. racerboy9

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    My 2 cents: You could plug the steering shaft hole and heat the aluminum with a hair dryer. The expansion and some wiggling might get it off. As said before, I would leave the nut on a few turns so the wheel won't slap you in the face if it breaks loose.
     
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