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2N acorn steering wheel nut

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zeked

06-12-2019 16:53:58




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My 39 steering wheel nut is REALLY tight. Any chance it is left hand thread? Don t want to break something
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Zeke




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Caryc

06-17-2019 17:42:31




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 Re: 2N acorn steering wheel nut in reply to zeked, 06-12-2019 16:53:58  
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Yeah, just watching, you knew what was going to happen when that main shaft screw on that puller started off at an angle. Evidently the guy wasn't bright enough to see that as a bad thing. And using plain oil on that wheel and shaft didn't really do any good. As I said, he was just a brute force kind of guy. Sometimes things require a little patience.

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hunkydory

06-17-2019 16:15:33




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That was too painful to watch.



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Caryc

06-16-2019 10:34:26




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 Re: 2N acorn steering wheel nut in reply to zeked, 06-12-2019 16:53:58  
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Wow, you got lucky. Maybe someone had the wheel off before and used some "never seize" on it when they put it back on. I used it when I put my wheel back on.

Just for kicks if you have some time, watch this guy remove a steering wheel with the brute force and very little brains method. It's 11 minutes but worth watching a master mechanic at work. It may start at about four minutes in but just click the red bar back at the beginning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRvjl_yIlsE&t=294s

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zeked

06-16-2019 10:30:43




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zeked

06-16-2019 09:52:49




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 Re: 2N acorn steering wheel nut in reply to zeked, 06-12-2019 16:53:58  
The nut came off with an impact wrench...... easy. Then the wheel cane off with a tap on each side with the palm of my hand. Go figure.



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Caryc

06-13-2019 08:38:39




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One thing that I liked about the puller is that it had a ball bearing in the big stud that connected with the shaft instead of just being ground to a point like some pullers.

Good luck with yours. Please let us know how things go.



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Caryc

06-13-2019 08:35:37




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I assume you will be removing the steering wheel next. That's the hard part. I took it slowly when I removed my steering wheel instead of just depending on brute force. After removing the nut I kept applying liquid wrench every couple hours for two days.
Then I tackled it for real. None of the pullers I had would get a good hold on it so I went into Harbor Freight and bought a clam shell type bearing puller as you see in the picture below. I applied that puller and put as much pressure on it that I dared. Then every hour or so, I applied more liquid wrench and tapped on the main big screw on the puller with a hammer. I also tried to tighten the wrench again without over doing it. I was afraid of breaking the puller. I kept up this sequence for about a day and a half. Finally when trying the wrench again, it popped off.
This was on my MF202 but the same would apply to my 8N. There was just enough clearance under that steering wheel to get the clam shell type puller on it. Patience finally paid off.
I did this after watching some fool on Youtube try to get his steering wheel off. He totally screwed up the top of the steering column and split the top with the threads on it. He had to get a new column. That is what scared me out of using the brute force technique.

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Dan

06-13-2019 05:56:58




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I remember taking the acorn nut off my 48 8N for the first time - looked like it was original and never been off. I got a big ole box end wrench, stood up on the floorboards for good leverage, and put all my strength in it after all other attempts had failed. It finally cracked loose, and so quickly that I tumbled clean off the back of the tractor onto the ground. My FIL laughed so hard and I sure felt like an idiot. When I took the one off my 39 9N, I was quite a bit more careful! ;-)

Dan

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Farmer Dan

06-13-2019 03:45:20




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 Re: 2N acorn steering wheel nut in reply to zeked, 06-12-2019 16:53:58  
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Standard thread, use heat and penetrating oil.



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John Deere D

06-12-2019 21:47:30




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 Re: 2N acorn steering wheel nut in reply to zeked, 06-12-2019 16:53:58  
I had the steering wheel off my 1945 2-N two weeks ago....Acorn nut is RIGHT HAND THREAD....I removed nut with electric impact gun...

Bob...



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Bruce (VA)

06-12-2019 18:05:30




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 Re: 2N acorn steering wheel nut in reply to zeked, 06-12-2019 16:53:58  
No, standard thread.



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zeked

06-12-2019 17:01:53




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 Re: 2N acorn steering wheel nut in reply to zeked, 06-12-2019 16:53:58  
sorry it is my 45 with the nut problem. Not the 39



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