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    Adjustable steering wheel removal

    I need to remove the steering wheel.
    The adjustable hub collar will not turn.
    To loosen, is it clockwise or counterclockwise?
    Would a lubricant or rust dissolver help coax it?
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    Re: Adjustable steering wheel removal

    A rubber strap wrench can help. Holding the steering wheel, the collar undoes clockwise. Wouldn't use rust dissolver.
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    Re: Adjustable steering wheel removal

    Plastic mallet and tap all around the lock collar to loosen the grip then a strap wrench of some sort .
    Oh and dont forget the patience
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    Re: Adjustable steering wheel removal

    Thank you for the quick reply Steve and Healey Nut.
    I first tried tapping gently with plastic hammer, and it worked.

    Now that I have it off, I'll open up the trafficator. It's not snapping back as it should.
    Just as I suspected, it's a bit gummed up.
    Thankfully, I've done this project before.

    By the way, there is an easy way to remove the trafficator, with out pulling the entire wire harness out of the tube.
    Remove the wires at the trafficator, leave the wires in the tube.
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    Re: Adjustable steering wheel removal

    Hopefully you can pull enough of the wires out that will allow you to have room to disconnect trafficator. Otherwise you may have to pull tube with trafficator.

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    Re: Adjustable steering wheel removal

    Unless the harness has been cut you should be able to pull enough of the wires out to disconnect them, but you may have to release the wires from a clip somewhere near the bottom end of the steering box where they come out of the box. When you unscrew the little brass nuts holding the wire, make sure to put the trafficator switch in a position where it aligns with the screw, otherwise it may fall into the trafficator. You will find a great tutorial here: http://www.healey6.com/Technical/Tra...%20Repairs.pdf.

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