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I have a Baystar hydraulic system arriving tommorrow and tried to pull the old steering. When I got to the wheel I pulled the 3/4 inch nut but the wheel wont budge. I see a key buried in there. . Whats the trick? Do a need to get a wheel puller?
 

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Steering wheel puller.

Or...

Put the nut back on flush with the shaft. Pull up really hard on the wheel.(easier with two people) And get out brass hammer/mallet and smack the crap out of the shaft. I wouldn't reccomend this route if keeping the steering system though...

And as always, a little pb blaster will make things easier.
 

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Get a friend to pull on the wheel then hit the spline with a hammer and a hard wood dowl or brass pin. Be sure to install the nut first so you don't hurt the threads. This should work. Also a little PB Blaster or Kroil will help.
 

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Hit it with some PB Blaster first and let it sit then try the puller or the 2 man system.
 

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OK, Thanx, Im replacing evrything so Ill beat the hell out of it. Will I need to save the key for the baystar system or will it come with a new one? Is there a trick to installing the key or the baystar hydraulic system?
 

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I went through this with my bay boat. I tried a flywheel puller at first but got nowhere with it. I didn't want to break the fiberglass in the console by pounding on it. I ended up taking a sawzall to it. I was replacing the steering box like you.
It may not come with a nut and key. My Teleflex box didn't, but it was just the box. West Marine sells the nut and key for the low. low, price of 10 bucks.
 

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Got it!! After trying a few things I recalled that last week at Home Depot I grabbed a pack of fiberglass shims. Didnt have any need for them at the time. I just figured they might come in handy some day. Great product. Get a pack next time your there.
 
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