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    Steering Wheel Problem

    I searched the posts for something similar to what my problem is but to no avail.
    People write about sloppiness, removable, etc.
    With my problem I cannot even get close to their problem.
    My wheel won't go on the shaft. Yes, I know the boss only fits a certain way and when it is lined up properly, it doesn't fit. I don't want to rubber mallet it on as that doesn't solve what I consider a problem.
    Anyone else have an install problem with the steering wheel?

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    Some times you have to sand down the shaft a bit. Or use steel wool on the shaft. Make sure there are no burrs on the hub inside. It is a very tight fit for sure. Good luck.

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    I had the same 'problem.'
    Didn't want to use a rubber hammer. Instead, I used some fine sandpaper and elbow grease. Worked magic!
    Life is short, so start living it.
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    Same here. It is a very tight fit like putting the spindles on. A bit of light sanding, a bit of lubrication and it will go on.

    You'll get it.

    Steve
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    Thanks guys.
    It's coming along.PITA though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwleo View Post
    Thanks guys.
    It's coming along.PITA though.
    Once its on, its a real pain to get off. Don't torque it down until you need to.
    -Steve
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    It's nothing a 6-pack a torch and a sledge hammer won't fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwleo View Post
    I searched the posts for something similar to what my problem is but to no avail.
    People write about sloppiness, removable, etc.
    With my problem I cannot even get close to their problem.
    My wheel won't go on the shaft. Yes, I know the boss only fits a certain way and when it is lined up properly, it doesn't fit. I don't want to rubber mallet it on as that doesn't solve what I consider a problem.
    Anyone else have an install problem with the steering wheel?
    I think the, only goes on one way, refers to the bolt pattern on the steering wheel and hub. Mine was tight as well. I used rubber mallet, but only tp tap it on. "Kit Car", it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalanche325 View Post
    It's nothing a 6-pack a torch and a sledge hammer won't fix.
    It sounds like your a fellow cheese head.
    Mk4 ordered 1/3/18, IRS, Coyote, T56 Magnum

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