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i HAD to see why there were 4 pages on removing a steering wheel nut.
i wish i had those 15 minutes back.

why couldnt that plate come off?

there was a thread on removing the nut on the rear axle. that one was very long too.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:24 AM
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i HAD to see why there were 4 pages on removing a steering wheel nut.
i wish i had those 15 minutes back.

why couldnt that plate come off?

there was a thread on removing the nut on the rear axle. that one was very long too.
Porsche nuts. There is no substitute.

You can take that several ways.

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Porsche nuts. There is no substitute.

You can take that several ways.

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If you see a socket with a matte surface it is almost certainly an impact socket.
Normal sockets have a polished plated surface. Really cheap sockets are also apt to have thicker walls. Craftsman, Snapon, Mac, Proto, ... If you recognize the name it will be thin walled with good steel.

As far as the using a "regular socket" on an impact wrench. You don't to it because they can break. But on a one off job like this, turn the air down and try it.
If it breaks then you go get another socket, a breaker bar, and a buddy to hold the wheel. (Or try the buddy method first with...)
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LOL, wasn't that simple.

My 27mm HF deep socket was too big.

Then I ordered a different 27mm short socket was also too big.

I borrowed a neighbor's 27mm, but that also didn't fit.

When everyone's saying "Just use 27mm", you start to think you're doing something wrong. But as 911pcars alluded to, 27mm sockets come in all shapes and sizes.

In the end, I ended up using an SAE 1 1/16" socket was in my Craftsman set the entire time!

Learning. It happens.

Where are the pics and vid of this ???!!!
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Yep short non-impact socket is the key. And don't pay extra for a 27mm because it's metric. Get an SAE/English size socket. 1-1/16 fits just fine.
So post #19 made on the first page in 10/14 using available sockets would have worked if tried.
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Don't use a deep well socket, just a normal sized one and it should fit.
^^^ what he said!
I never use a deep well socket.
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You got to love this forum! This thread is funny as hell, but within there are good suggestions from everyone and some crazy stuff from others. When I removed my original steering wheel, I had no issues at all. I wanted a deep socket 27mm but at the time had a regular size 27mm socket, got an extension and got the wheel out. Put the new sleeve for the wobble and installed the Momo steering wheel with the extension. I think I was done in less than half an hour. Anyway this is gold!
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did i see Porsche nuts

i have one at home ;-)

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Leave it to Max to revive a thread just to bust somebody's balls.
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I'm trying to remove the ashtray so I can get at the steering wheel nut, can anyone help?
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I'm trying to remove the ashtray so I can get at the steering wheel nut, can anyone help?
with the right amount of universal joint sockets...it can be done.
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What happens to common sense?

This forum has been a great help to many of us DIY’ers. Unfortunately, it has also made some people to lose their common sense!!!!! Sugarwood insisted using the wrong thick wall 27-mm socket but I had successfully used a similar thick wall 27-mm socket from my impact set for removing the steering wheels of SC’s and Carrera 3.2’s gazilion times before.

You could use a thin or thick wall socket, 6-Point or 12- point socket as long as it clears the opening. The thick wall 6-point 27-mm socket shown in my picture was taken from a Sears Craftsman impact socket set with an OD of 38.2 mm. See pictures below:









The first thing that should had come up to OP’s mind was why were people able to use a 27-mm sockets and mine did not work? What is difference between my 27-mm socket and theirs? What is the largest OD of the socket I could use? All these simple questions could be readily thought by experienced people or have good imaginations. But some might think these as rocket science (?). I believe common sense will be more than sufficient to over come such obstacle. My two cents.

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Guys, the thread is two years old. Pmax is justing bustin'...
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^^^ an attempt, my last I promise, to show the guy that by his own standards below, the lack of pictures of how he solved this is totally unacceptable.

My vintage 911 handles like a dump truck compared to my modern daily driver.

Sugar, would you agree or is this a case where mere words would suffice ?

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I like the pics of the sideways deep impact socket. Perhaps it was just ignorance, not knowing all that much about automotive tools. Glad the job got done. Now I'll go rest.
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four freakin pages on this thread for how to insert a socket on a nut -----Unbelievable!
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four freakin pages on this thread for how to insert a socket on a nut -----Unbelievable!
Almost as Unbelievable as criticizing a thread that's nearly 3 years old
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Almost as Unbelievable as criticizing a thread that's nearly 3 years old
It's not criticizing! It's observational sarcasm, Jerry Seinfeld has a few hundred Porsche cars in climate controlled warehouses because of the art form. I say get in on the sense of humor action boy, it'll make your life more enjoyable.
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