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  1. #1
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    Default Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    The wheel on our walker bay 340 has had it.

    The plastic coating is turning back to oil some how. Itís been on the boat on the boat for I guess 12 years and it looks pretty corroded. Iíve soaked it in WD40 and got the retaining nut of but it wonít budge.

    Before I test it multiple times with a hammer, is there a recognised technique for freeing a wheel from the shaft that might make it easier, quicker or just less likely to also bugger something else I havenít thought of?
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    Default Re: Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    the other thread on removing the wheel on a princess gives some ideas...

    I've had good luck with 3leg puller, tighten as much as you can and then a couple of good smacks with a heavy hammer, worked on MiToS wheels that were there for a good 30+ yrs...

    V.

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    Default Re: Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    Puller, hammer, heat if still won't let go.

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    Default Re: Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    Thanks all.

    It’s a teleflex safe-t steering system. I’m assuming it’s a tapered shaft and not something more advanced.
    Will try boiling water next and failing that go hunt for a puller
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    Default Re: Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    As JtB says, heat the boss with blow torch, then a couple of sharp taps with a mallet then pull.

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    Default Re: Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitelighter View Post
    It’s a teleflex safe-t steering system. I’m assuming it’s a tapered shaft and not something more advanced
    That's my guess too, but I'd check carefully also the sides, just in case there's also a dowel pin somewhere.

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    Default Re: Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    Got it.

    Some vicious blows with a hammer while a puller was under tension and it freed.
    New wheel arrives on Tuesday. Simple yet satisfying job
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    Default Re: Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitelighter View Post
    Got it.

    Some vicious blows with a hammer while a puller was under tension and it freed.
    New wheel arrives on Tuesday. Simple yet satisfying job
    Result, well done Jez!

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    Default Re: Removing a corroded steering wheel on tender

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitelighter View Post
    The wheel on our walker bay 340 has had it.

    The plastic coating is turning back to oil some how. It’s been on the boat on the boat for I guess 12 years and it looks pretty corroded. I’ve soaked it in WD40 and got the retaining nut of but it won’t budge.

    Before I test it multiple times with a hammer, is there a recognised technique for freeing a wheel from the shaft that might make it easier, quicker or just less likely to also bugger something else I haven’t thought of?
    Glad the brute force and ignorance worked. If, in the unlikely event , you run out of either in future, freezer spray from a motor factors is worth a go.

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