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My steering wheel has a wobble to it moves in all directions like a bushing or bearing is out. Any idea on how much this costs to repair? Or where can I get a new aftermarket steering wheel?

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Re: Steering wheel

It's not the wheel it's the column moving due to bad bearings. It isn't expensive but it is time consuming.

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Oh I know! I've taken it apart once to get check my ignition actuator. I'm lookin for a new wheel since this stock wheel frustrates me since it is suck a pain to pull it off an since I've been working on the column an steering soo much I've grown real irritated with it...

1996 F350: 4.10's Detroit Locked Front/Rear, Rampage Chip, SD/Racor E-Fuel, Adrenaline, 160cc's, Bell SS/66 Turbo, SD CAC, 315/75/16's Fierce M/Ts, 6" Lift, 6ft Traction Bars, 5" Stacks.

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2010 VW Jetta 2.5

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Re: Steering wheel

You should just leave it off then...

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Re: Steering wheel

Well I did have a 2x4 on the column for a while with a couple of pegs for steering, idk sometimes I just like to pretend im a captian of a ship...

beyond sarcasm... anyone have an aftermarket wheel on?

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2010 VW Jetta 2.5

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Re: Steering wheel

The problem with an aftermarket wheel is that if you have cruise control you will lose it. Even if you switch to an aftermarket wheel you will still have to go through the same process as with the stock wheel when working on the column. I think the only thing you might find that would be fast to remove is a racing wheel in which case you lose your horn unless you rewire it to a button some where else on the dash or column.

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well summit has the grant wheels an such that have a horn for like $110 plus shipping... Im not motivated to spend that for a quick removable wheel.
where can I find the steering column repair kit, rockauto.com doesnt even know what it is.

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Re: Steering wheel

A grant wheel is not a quick removal wheel. They are just an aftermarket steering wheel company. You still have to buy a hub kit to use with their wheels that is specific for your vehicle. A quick release wheel is what is found in real race cars. It has a quick coupling like an air hose sort of. You pull back on a tab and the wheel comes off in your hands. I believe that you have to purchase seperate bearings and such in order to fix it. Another option is to find a place that sells rebuilt steering columns. I have seen them on ebay or you could try car-part.com. That is a used parts online search engine. You are probably looking at around 150-250 for a rebuilt column. You could also do a search on here for steering column fix and it should bring up tons of threads about it.

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Re: Steering wheel

good to go, oh an btw when I say quick removal steering wheel Im refering to a wheel that is 'easier' to remove than my wheel that has to be removed with a semi truck wheel puller, which i do not own...

1996 F350: 4.10's Detroit Locked Front/Rear, Rampage Chip, SD/Racor E-Fuel, Adrenaline, 160cc's, Bell SS/66 Turbo, SD CAC, 315/75/16's Fierce M/Ts, 6" Lift, 6ft Traction Bars, 5" Stacks.

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2008 Honda Ridgeline RTX

2010 VW Jetta 2.5

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Re: Steering wheel

A regular steeing wheel puller works just fine. I have had mine off before.
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