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Old 04-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default How do I remove the steering wheel off my John Deere 160? Any help appreciated

I have a 160 with that crappy wheel which has the rubber splitting, its about to fall off. I have another wheel but Im not sure how to replace. I removed the little hex nut and there is a large phillips head screen on the other side. Seems like aftermarket hack job. I cant budge it even after lubing it up. The plastic cover is off the top of the wheel but it looks like the wheel is welded to the column. Do I have to pull the whole column or am I missing something? Do the wheels just come off these things or do i need to remove the wheel with column?

thanks for any help and if you need pics I can take some with my phone and post them. Thanks

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: How do I remove the steering wheel off my John Deere 160? Any help appreciated

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=229231 Page 6 near bottom.


I had the same problem the nut and bolt have to come out of course, then you can try pounding up with a 2X4 .
After a week of PB Blaster and pounding for a couple of minutes after work and spreading it with a BIG screwdriver, and some BAD words it came off. But I suspect you will have to do what he did in that thread.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: How do I remove the steering wheel off my John Deere 160? Any help appreciated

I've used a 3-jaw puller, lots of PB Blaster and every curse word I know + a few I've made up and sometimes that will get the steering wheels off
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Default Re: How do I remove the steering wheel off my John Deere 160? Any help appreciated

not that it helps, but this is a problem with a whole lot of models and deere should make a better design!

it woudl be easy to do!

It should pop right off with a puller, the fact that even with a puller it needs some persuasion means poor design!


good luck! and wear gloves to protect those knuckels!!



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Old 04-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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Agfter the nut is off an out of the opening get yourself a drift punch and attempt to drive the bolt out and then the wheel should come off.
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I had to cut mine off with a die grinder/ cut off wheel. Took me all day. I put a gob of anti seize on the end before I put the new wheel on.
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