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its an '88 and i took the nut off the center and acording to things i have been reading, you CAN get them off without the GM puller.... can anyone tell me how to do this?
 

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Ya, a rubber mallet,tap it around the two sections on the steering wheel.
Or,remove all the torx head screws around the center of the wheel under the horn button if all you need is to get access too something like the HVAC etc....
Buy a puller,they are cheap!
 

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In a pinch I have tapped on the shaft while a helper pulled on both sides of the wheel evenly. But that would mostly happen out at the wrcker on sh!t I did not care about
 

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have a friend pull on steering wheel you can than tap the center shaft but leave the nut on at the top of shaft so you dont mess up threads on shaft it should just pop off hope this helps.:rolleyes:
 

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hahaa, funny, im looking at doing this myself hahaa!

what size is the first bolt on the steering wheel? its bigger than 19mm, and i dont have anything bigger, and i dont wanna buy a whole set.. just the one i need
 

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Pretty sure its 17mm,but I forget now!
LOL
But ya its not bigger then 19mm.
Cmon now,you need wrenches,you can never have enough wrenches!
 

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yes it is. it is 7/8"
 

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lug nuts are 19mm? mine are... some of the steering stuff is 17mm

most of the interior is 9/32 and 10mm, gauge cluster is 7/32
seats are 15mm, the fenders are 13mm, bed i think is 15mm, but i got new bolts and they are now 17mm
 

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Ive taken these truck aparts so much I have forgotten actual size,I just grab what I know w/o even looking!
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Ive taken these truck aparts so much I have forgotten actual size,I just grab what I know w/o even looking!
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I do the same thing. The steering wheel nut is the socket third one down in my 3/8 drive deep sockets. The interior 7mm and 10mm are the dirtiest nut drivers with the sizes worn off. :haha:
 

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im practicing on my old camaro steering column, cause i want the ignition lock cylinder to play with. i cant seem to get the damn wheel off... ive tried tapping and pulling, ive tried prying, ive tried hitting it hard... nothing works...

starting to piss me off...
 

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Just did this tonight, I used a 21mm on the nut.

Used a puller I got from Advance Auto for $6.99, works awesome.
 

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Just did this tonight, I used a 21mm on the nut.

Used a puller I got from Advance Auto for $6.99, works awesome.
Sure, take the easy way out! :haha:
 

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get a puller

they are dirt cheap


you are only risking screwing up the column

especially the threads of the shaft

omg..

you will need a lock plate compressor tool also anyways

so get one of those as well

also dirt cheap


i have to pull wheels and plates all the time very offten

i invested in these dirt cheap tools over a decade ago

i have to work on other ppls vehicles so there is no way i am doing it the redneck retarded way

too much reponsibility and risk

i wouldnt even do that on my own stuff

good luck
 
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