Steering column


#1

I tried to pull a steering wheel on my 79 Kurbmaster truck. I used the puller the wrong way and smashed the first couple of threads on the column. I now can not replace the nut that holds the wheel in place. Can I rethread the damaged threads or can I cut off the damaged threads andreplace the nut? Any help on this misshap?


#2

You can file the damaged parts down and the nut should come right off. If threads are damaged all around, you might grind a little off on two sides and still get the nut off.