Re: Steering wheel removal


Corrosion in the metal slot cut in the metal ring molded in steering wheel can bind the shaft and woodruff key. ( Orient the wheel slot upward and put a drop of mild acid in the channel so that gravity and capillary action will penetrate down the shaft to the key and keyway. E.g.; phosphoric acid, which alters rust. Periodically leverage the joint by tapping the shaft with the nut loose with  attempts to rock the wheel. Eventually (hours or days) the corrosion in the joint will begin to dissolve the key will start to travel down through the keyway and the shaft will also become free. The small woodruff key may stay in the shaft cutout, hang on the end of the wheel slot or fall out in the process of separation.

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