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TR steering wheel removal tool

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by kartboy1234, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. kartboy1234

    kartboy1234 Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2014
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    Hello everyone, while working under the dash on my TR this weekend, I reached up and accidently snapped off my wiper control stalk. After swearing a few times and accepting my fate, I need to remove the wheel to glue everything back together.

    Does anyone know what tool I should use for the steering wheel nut? Does anyone have one that I can pay to rent? I don't want to spend $90 for a tool I'll use once.

    Thank you.

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  2. turbo-joe

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    you are sure only to use it once?
    you may go to a F dealer and try to borrow this tool. but I think if you will even get it they charge you some and for 2 or 3 times to borrrow you could buy it ;)
     
  3. xplodee

    xplodee Formula Junior

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  4. kartboy1234

    kartboy1234 Formula Junior

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    I could try making my own by cutting up a socket. This is a project I'm dreading, just because it was so stupid how I broke it.

    I was hoping there was a cheap generic tool available or something.



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  5. Steve Magnusson

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    The good news is that that ring nut size 28mm (IIRC) is also used on the cam drive sprockets of 308, 328, BB so should be easily resellable (at a discount, of course) if you don't want to keep it.
     
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  6. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran
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    steve, a tool what you once have I think you never will sell it except because of the age you give up working on cars ;)
     
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  7. kartboy1234

    kartboy1234 Formula Junior

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    Sounds like I should just buy the proper tools and not worry about making one. Any puller needed to get the adaptor hub off?

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  8. teveo

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  9. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    Like teveo, mine required a puller to come off, but I used a harmonic damper pulley (using long M8 bolts, IIRC, that thread into the extra provided holes in the hub for this purpose) rather than a jawed puller (and often best to "load up" the puller and then give the center screw a small sharp rap with a hammer then reload and rerap if necessary, rather than just continuously gorilla torquing the center screw).
     
  10. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    That's my plan ;) If you are going to DIY on a Ferrari, you are, naturally, going to acquire a few ring nut sockets along the way...
     
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  11. kartboy1234

    kartboy1234 Formula Junior

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    Hmm I'll look into it. I can't work on it for the next few weeks sadly. So maybe I have time to get the parts in. Thank you everyone for the help.

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  12. xplodee

    xplodee Formula Junior

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    I needed a puller for mine but the kit is dirt cheap at Harbor Freight so whatever. Worth it.
     

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