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Problem getting the steering wheel off our C200 mercedes

Our great auto electrician is having a problem getting the steering wheel off our C200 mercedes 1996 model to put on the blinker/wiper control arm and cannot for the life of him figure it out how it comes off just wondering if anyone could help out
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  • 20large Jul 30, 2009

    The first large nut would not come off the steering wheel and he is not a small bloke
    So would you have any other suggestions on this the first suggestions are great and i will print this out for him
    Thank you for replying

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Most steering wheels are a "press fit", (very tight) but after removing the large nut, in many cases, you will see three vacant threaded holes, find the right size bolt and thread to fit these holes and with a length of at least 2 inches. Turn in all three bolts into the holes keeping the same amount of pressure on all so wheel will come off evenly. (If you run out of threads on bolts you're using..get longer ones.) After work is dont, align steering wheel to it's original position and pound on using a heavy rubber mallet. (Dead-Blow) Just put it on far enough to get large nut back on and finish off the job with it. Hope this helps!

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  • Tony Jul 30, 2009

    Yes...I would use a good quality deep socket with a breaker bar. (No less than 1/2 inch drive) With socket snuggly fitted on large nut, use a heavy rubber mallet to deliver a strong swift blow to the side of the breaker bar. NOTE: treat steering nut as a regular left handed thread when trying to remove. Also have someone hold the steering wheel to keep it from turning too much while removing the nut. If repeated blows fails to loosen nut...try striking in opposite direction, it is not impossible for it to be a right handed thread. Hope for the best!

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