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> steering wheel, 1974 914 1.8............removal
brcacti
post Sep 10 2019, 12:59 PM
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Hello, is there a video or directions how to remove momo steering wheel and stock steering wheel, want to fix blinker and MIGHT put stock wheel back on, which wheel do you all prefer?
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post Sep 10 2019, 01:26 PM
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I like stock. Unscrew the nut a couple turns but leave a couple turns threaded. I’m pretty sure it’s a 25mm. Pull the wheel to break it loose. Leaving the nut loose on the shaft will keep it from m hitting you in the face if it requires a lot of force to remove. You can tap the back of the rim with a rubber mallet to get it started.

Don’t use the steering lock to hold the wheel when you remove the nut. It’s not meant for that much force.
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post Sep 10 2019, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Sep 10 2019, 12:26 PM) *

I like stock. Unscrew the nut a couple turns but leave a couple turns threaded. I’m pretty sure it’s a 25mm. Pull the wheel to break it loose. Leaving the nut loose on the shaft will keep it from m hitting you in the face if it requires a lot of force to remove. You can tap the back of the rim with a rubber mallet to get it started.

Don’t use the steering lock to hold the wheel when you remove the nut. It’s not meant for that much force.


Do I need to take that center bolt off to repair blinkers and install new ignition switch?
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post Sep 10 2019, 02:28 PM
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Thanks for the no wheel in face information good idea (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
I did read about not torquing the wheel like you mentioned and using a bar instead but thanks for putting that in there, some may possibly not know about that
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post Sep 10 2019, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE(brcacti @ Sep 10 2019, 04:24 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Sep 10 2019, 12:26 PM) *

I like stock. Unscrew the nut a couple turns but leave a couple turns threaded. I’m pretty sure it’s a 25mm. Pull the wheel to break it loose. Leaving the nut loose on the shaft will keep it from m hitting you in the face if it requires a lot of force to remove. You can tap the back of the rim with a rubber mallet to get it started.

Don’t use the steering lock to hold the wheel when you remove the nut. It’s not meant for that much force.


Do I need to take that center bolt off to repair blinkers and install new ignition switch?

Yes. It should take about 2 minutes to remove the wheel. Use a impact gun to remove the nut if you have one. Straighten the wheels before removal to make reinstall easier.
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post Sep 10 2019, 02:37 PM
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If you’ve ever noticed when the wheels attached and you pull it there’s some movement in and out. After removing the night you can pull the steering wheel towards you and tap the shaft back through the wheel. Not all in one motion, Pull tap, Pull tap, and the wheel will come free.

Extreme torque is not needed on the steering wheel bolt, as long as you depress the washer and the bold is snug.
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post Sep 10 2019, 04:30 PM
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Unscrew the center nut all the way and mark the steering wheel and axis position with a Sharpie.
Put the nut back but leave 1-2 turns of. Pull the wheel and tap on the axis. 2 people will get it out in 5 seconds. Single handed you need to change the holding position while you tap. Really easy.
Use the mark to match alignment when fitting back (same wheel).
If replacing wheel, try to make the mark at an angle that's easy to transfer to the new wheel.
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post Sep 10 2019, 04:32 PM
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If you use a non-stock steering wheel, don't forget to transfer the signal canceling ring from the stock wheel.
This is the main reason aftermarket steering wheels don't cancel.
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post Sep 10 2019, 05:37 PM
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I think only one side does not auto cancel but yes the former owner must have transferred the canceling stuff to the momo wheel. So just to be sure I need to take the wheel off for BOTH the canceling hardware maintenance AND the new ignition switch?
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post Sep 10 2019, 05:49 PM
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I think only one side does not auto cancel but yes the former owner must have transferred the canceling stuff to the momo wheel. So just to be sure I need to take the wheel off for BOTH the canceling hardware maintenance AND the new ignition switch?

Yes.
Removing the wheel is simple. The turn signal stuff is the pita. Ignition isn’t bad.
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post Sep 10 2019, 06:02 PM
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Ok thanks a lot, so I will do both the canceling check parts and ignition switch at the same time. The car has 99k so do you think it is due for a new ig. switch?
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post Sep 10 2019, 09:27 PM
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Yes, the wheel needs to come off to replace both switch levers and ignition switch.
I don't remember that removing the signaling switch was difficult. Just remove the top and bottom covers and remove the wire connector and water hoses.
I would not change the ignition switch if it works. Many of the new ones are not so good.
I do recommend to install an electric water pump for the wipers "while in there". That's a great improvement over the stock air pressure system.
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post Sep 11 2019, 05:30 AM
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Thanks to all who gave information
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post Sep 11 2019, 06:31 AM
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I was thinking the turn signal replacement is a pita because some of the new ones are not the same as the old part and require some modifications to work.
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post Sep 11 2019, 09:05 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Sep 11 2019, 05:31 AM) *

I was thinking the turn signal replacement is a pita because some of the new ones are not the same as the old part and require some modifications to work.

You just need to make sure you buy the one with the correct connector. There are correct matching reproduction available.
But if you need to change the connector then that's PITA.

This is what I used and it fits 100% but also has a wire for an additional/optional electric pump. It also has the tubing for the legacy air pressure but you don't need it if you go electric. In that case just take the tubes off for an easier installation.

https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?Pr...2D953%2D519%2DG
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post Sep 11 2019, 09:57 AM
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@Valy - I've read multiple threads here with your input but I'm still a little confused on the exact model to get:
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?Pr...2D953%2D519%2DG

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https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?Pr...2D953%2D519%2DG
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post Sep 11 2019, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE(FlacaProductions @ Sep 11 2019, 08:57 AM) *

@Valy - I've read multiple threads here with your input but I'm still a little confused on the exact model to get:
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?Pr...2D953%2D519%2DG

or

https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?Pr...2D953%2D519%2DG

They both fit but the one with the extra wire (2nd link) can operate an electric washer pump. I hope it's clear now.
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