removing steering wheel on 73 1310

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  1. tigwelder

    tigwelder Farmall Cub

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    tried a puller but couldn't get it to move. and those 1/4'' holes makes me want to be real careful. need to replace turn signal cam.
     
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    stroker3 Lives in an IH Dealership

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    What steps did you take? Are you using tension only or did you try a few taps as well?
     
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    Yes, be careful and
    Yes, be careful. I've broken a bolt off in one and its not fun.
     
  4. tigwelder

    tigwelder Farmall Cub

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    i would get it tight then tap it with hammer. i am using 2 1/2'' bolts on the puller.
     
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    Dana Strong Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    All the wheels I've seen have small female splines and ft over a splined section of the shaft, sometimes with an interference fit near the bottom. As with any stuck fastener, a good penetrating fluid, here particularly one like Oil of Wintergreen that won't make a mess, can be useful. And yes, putting tension on the pulling screws and then tapping the driving screw should do the trick.
     
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    Put tension on the puller and take a rubber mallet and hit the outer edge of the wheel. Go around the entire wheel. Do Not be afraid to hit the wheel. Also when you remove the steering wheel your going to need a tool to compress the plate in order to remove. the clip that holds the plate. Be careful removing the clip so you don’t bend it, they also tend to fly.
     
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    tigwelder Farmall Cub

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    i got steering wheel off
    with tension on puller and some PB Blaster . let it sit for hour then taped puller from back site of wheel. no plate with clip like on GM . looking at turn signal switch didn't find anything wrong. left turn works fine,right works but if i move wheel a very little bit it clicks off so don't know if i need cam or complete new switch.
     
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    Dana Strong Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Post a few good pictures (well-in-focus) taken from different angles and some of the members here who are familiar with the switch may be able to tell you what is wrong, or what to look more closely at.
     
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    kdsmit Farmall Cub

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    I have the same issue with my 74. It works fine one direction and turns off as soon as the steering wheel turns, just a little. I tried and could not get the wheel to budge. I lost my nerve when the threads on the bolt, on the puller started to stretch, so I sprayed it with PB blaster and put it back together again. I may try again with grade 5 or 8 bolts (the only bolts I had that were the right length were butter bolts). I look forward to pictures and a solution.
     
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    tigwelder Farmall Cub

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    Kdsmit,i got some grade 8 bolts for my puller. with the help of PB blaster i tapped puller from back side of steering wheel as i turned big puller bolt. came right off. then found nothing wrong with switch yet. checking something else now.
     
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    If I can get caught up on some of my other projects, I will try this. I am used to holding it down now, so it is not such a big deal, but it would be nice to have it work right!
     
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    The center pulling bolt is what you need to smack with hammer ! Tighten, smack. Etc.
     
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    i tried both ways .hit it from back it came right off.hitting center bolt on puller did nothing.
     
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    What thread count is your 1/4” bolt?


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    tigwelder Farmall Cub

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    28 THREAD
     
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