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    Hi,

    I have a puller and none of the bolts fit the wheel (84 Capri). Any idea what size and pitch?

    Thanks

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    Been wondering that myself. Good question.
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    Often you can get away without a puller. Back the nut off until it is flush with the end of the shaft. Grab the wheel and put tension on it like you are pulling it off. Then give the nut a good wack with a brass or steel hammer. Some will come off before hitting it.
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    ^ yup, lol, done many times... knees at about 4 & 8 o-clock and one hand at 12, apply pulling tension and hit the backed off (flush with shaft) nut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    Often you can get away without a puller. Back the nut off until it is flush with the end of the shaft. Grab the wheel and put tension on it like you are pulling it off. Then give the nut a good wack with a brass or steel hammer. Some will come off before hitting it.
    Thanks. Tried that for a few minutes no luck. Lots of dust from between the wheel and the column, so I suspect there is some rust.
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    Default steering wheel puller - what size and pitch on tbe bolts?

    This is what I used on my 86 mustang.



    Then I used another bolt to push against the column instead of the puller end. Pulled end seemed too wide.






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    5/16 24 pitch (in case the pictures go away someday)

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    Default steering wheel puller - what size and pitch on tbe bolts?

    Quote Originally Posted by ccurtin View Post
    5/16 24 pitch (in case the pictures go away someday)

    Thanks!
    Thanks, yeah I should have added that.

    Hope it works out for you!

    My puller is a Harbor Freight one. Trey is right on the money, spacing is very tight.


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    I have had the best luck using this style of steering wheel puller.

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    Or this style

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    The Mustang bolt spacing is very narrow and the bolt end up at the inner edges of the tool, but it still works very well. That style can often be found at your local auto parts store either for purchase or tool rental.
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    Yes, that would be the correct way to do it.
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    [QUOTE=wraithracing;1871133]I have had the best luck using this style of steering wheel puller.

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    This is the one I've used on 4 Mustangs and Celica.

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