Whoa! Easy does it. :-) If I may suggest: Using a ratchet to "break" any
nut or bolt is dangerous, first to the ratchet, and second to the hands
that hold it. Remember, all you've got in a ratchet is one little
1/8th"-wide, 1/16th"-deep tooth holding all the pressure you're trying to
put on it.
A standard 12 pt socket on a 1/2 " drive _swing-handle_ - not a ratchet -
is all that is needed for a B steering wheel nut (unless it's frozen
on, in which case an impact gun will be needed). A 6 pt socket would be
better, but some sets don't come with them. Can't remember the exact
size, but I don't believe it's beyond the range of my 28 year old import
1/2" socket set (which goes up to 13/16").
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On Fri, 22 Dec 1995, James Fischer wrote:
> The "Nut At The End Of The Sterring Column" is not too hard to
> remove, IF one buys a proper HEX socket for that size nut.
> A hex socket, NOT a 12-point is the key.
> The proper socket is a big deep fellow, and is most likely a
> 1/2" drive socket. You need not buy a 1/2" drive wrench, as
> adapters that plug onto a (more standard) 3/8" ratchet wrench
> are available for the 1/2" drive sockets.