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Steering Wheel retainer removel? by NightMare Cruiser
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What tools do I need to pull the steering wheel? Of corse a steering wheel puller. But what the other tool needed to get the retainer off??
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If all you are doing is pulling the wheel then you just need the steering wheel puller. If you are going deeper into the column and need to remove the lock plate, then there is a tool for that as well. It threads onto the steering shaft and presses down on the plate to allow you to remove the clip that holds the plate in place.
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In order to get my wheel off there's a retaining clip that holds the wheel on. I was told that GM did this as a extra safety precaution just in case the big nut came loose. I tried doing this once before, that's how I discovered the clip / ring.

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Yep, all you need is to take off the center cap, snap ring and nut. Then use the wheel puller. Its a good idea to take a marker, paint or fingernail polish to mark the top on the end of the shaft so your sure to get it lined up when you put it back on.
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How do I remove the snap ring?
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Do you mean the snap ring for the steering wheel lock plate (the little gear lookin thing that engages with a pin to lock your wheel)? If so, you need a cleverly named "Steering wheel lock ring remover tool". It has 2 prongs that push the plate down, while you turn a wing nut. I got mine at Advance Auto.
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Originally posted by grkboy707:

Do you mean the snap ring for the steering wheel lock plate (the little gear lookin thing that engages with a pin to lock your wheel)? If so, you need a cleverly named "Steering wheel lock ring remover tool". It has 2 prongs that push the plate down, while you turn a wing nut. I got mine at Advance Auto.


http://www.amazon.com/Lisle...-Plate/dp/B0009OR956

That's a better one, they are available at all parts stores and even Harbor Fright if you want a real cheap one.

for the other clip just a small pick or hook will pop that off or even just a small flat bladed screwdriver.

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Originally posted by NightMare Cruiser:

In order to get my wheel off there's a retaining clip that holds the wheel on. I was told that GM did this as a extra safety precaution just in case the big nut came loose. I tried doing this once before, that's how I discovered the clip / ring.


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Report this Post03-08-2014 04:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Or you can start at one end with a very small screwdriver and pop it off being carefull it dont pop off all of a sudden and get lost..... Im talking about the one above the shaft nut that keeps it from unscrewing...not one on a locking plate...
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Report this Post03-08-2014 04:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NightMare CruiserSend a Private Message to NightMare CruiserEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I went pepboys and borrowed a steering puller it had everything I needed in the kit. The clip I was having problems with was the locking plate clip. Thanks guys!
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Originally posted by NightMare Cruiser:

The clip I was having problems with was the locking plate clip.


And how was that preventing you from removing your steering wheel?

I hope you realize you don't describe things worth a hoot.

 
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Originally posted by NightMare Cruiser:

In order to get my wheel off there's a retaining clip that holds the wheel on. I was told that GM did this as a extra safety precaution just in case the big nut came loose. I tried doing this once before, that's how I discovered the clip / ring.

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