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Author Topic: How To Remove Firebird Steering Wheel?  (Read 1975 times)
Silver TA
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« on: February 10, 2013, 06:55:56 PM »

Hi All
My son has a 76 Firebird and would like to install a Trans am steering wheel but we
can not figure out how to get the Firebird wheel off.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
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dano77
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 07:50:26 PM »

Well I have a 77 TA but I would think it is the same as a 76.

You need a steering wheel puller tool which is available at any auto parts store. I am sure Advanced Auto will let you borrow the tool.

First position your wheel perfectly straight so when you put the new wheel on it will line up. Pop off the horn center with a screw driver. You will then see a big nut inside. Use an socket and extention and remove the nut. The horn assembly will now come out. Take a look and you will see two threaded holes on both sides of the spline shaft. The tool comes with several bolts, find the bolts that fit the two threaded holes and install the tool. Use the tool to jack the wheel off the spline. Good luck Dano 

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Jack
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 08:49:51 PM »

I bought a Steering Wheel Remover Lock Plate Compressor Puller Set for $30 (eBay) and have use it few times already.
It is easy to do but the Firebird has the Y shape steering wheel with the entire Y being the horn. You need to remove that first by removing the 3 screws from the back of the steering wheel; the rest is the same as described above.

Also if you buy the set the compressor might come handy in the future if you ever need to get to the electronics.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 07:34:59 AM »

Also, to install the steering wheel straight, there's a "line" mark on the tip of the steering shaft, and the same kind of mark on the center of the wheel hub. Install the wheel hub so the 2 marks line up.
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Steve F.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 06:26:13 PM »

Thanks
It was the rubber "Y" part that I couldnt figure out how to remove
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 01:00:42 PM »

Thanks for the information. I bought one recently as well. Will be installing this weekend.
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