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Can any of you bluewater guys aid my ill-knowledge of how to remove a steering wheel on a tilt system. I have removed the main nut finally, but I cannot get it to budge. Is there a trick? What am I doing wrong? I posted this on TTMB but couldnt get it figured out. It's got to be something I am overlooking. Thanks in advance guys. Here are some pics....
 

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I know that they make a steering wheel puller. They have them at auto zone.............later,Dave
 

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The shaft is tapered and from the looks of it you have a rust problem. Soak it with some Corrosion X for thirty minutes. Tap gently on the wheel from underneath in a circular pattern until it breaks loose from the shaft and inches its way off. Take your time so you don't break the plastic housing our your jack plate switch.
 

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You probably need a Steering Wheel Puller

Most of them are force fit and you have to pull them straight off which the puller will allow you to do.

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you can get them off with out the wheel puller but the right tool makes the job a breeze. we virtually destroyed ours when we had an auto pilot isssue about 80 miles offshore one night....rick
 

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Run your nut onuntil the top of the nut and shaft are equal. Have somebody pull on the wheel and give the nut/shaft a single hard smack with a hammer. Becareful not to flatten the shaft.
Usin a brass bar on the nut/shaft and hitting it also works with less chance of damage.
 

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Steering wheel

Just put the nut back on he shaft put a good upward pull on the wheel and hit he nut with a hammer and it will jump off in your hand. (usually) Dont tighten the nut of course just flush it with the shaft.

Charlie
 
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