Steering problem

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by islander1225, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. islander1225

    islander1225 Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys i have got some great tips from TomFL but for reason my old steering wheel does not want to come off. I have tried everything, i plan on buying a new helm anyways but to make sure i buy the right one i need to get the old off which is not possiable unless i get the wheel off. I am to the point where i am ready just cut the old one off, Any other suggestions out there for me?


    Alex
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Brass hammer to tap the top of the tapered stem, and loosen the corrosion weld.
    Torch to heat the metal core of the wheel and loosen the corrosion weld.
    Gear puller

    You did remember to loosen the nut? Right? ;)
     

  3. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    if you put the heat to it and its plastic you can kiss it goodbye , just the same though the plastic ones are cheap $$$ . i would try a gear puller and soak it with penetrating oil. if that doesnt do it then cut it
     
  4. islander1225

    islander1225 Well-Known Member

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    i have tried the tapping, the penatrating oil, everything but the heat, which i dont have access to.


    Alex
     
  5. out-cast

    out-cast Well-Known Member

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    Go to Home Depot and get a plumbers torch...propane/butane.....$20
     
  6. islander1225

    islander1225 Well-Known Member

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    What area would i heat up with the heat?


    Alex
     
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    The core of the wheel
     
  8. islander1225

    islander1225 Well-Known Member

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    well nothing seemed to work so i decided to just go ahead and cut it, it took about 15 secs and now i am on my way to the parts store to get the new helm, thanks for all the tips guys.


    Alex
     
  9. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Improvise...adapt...overcome!

    More than one way to skin a cat. Glad to see you got it off.

    -T
     
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