Sarkie's Parking Space

Sarkie's Parking Space


Jobs Capri Steering Wheel Replacement


Mountney Wheel
Total Cost: 3535 Time Taken: 30mins30mins Difficulty: EasyDifficulty: EasyDifficulty: EasyDifficulty: EasyDifficulty: EasyEasy

I've never been that keen on the standard capri wheel it doesn't look like it has enough dish. I picked this old Astrali wheel up on eBay for 10. The boss for it was more expensive at 25. After a bit of a polish, it came up nicely:

Mountney Wheel from eBay


First of all you need to prise off the centre of the existing wheel, then undo the 23mm nut which holds the steering wheel to the shalf, but leave it on slightly (so when you try and pull the wheel off you don't hit yourself).

Removing Capri Steering Wheel

Once this was off I found it very difficult to remove the wheel, as they seem to very easily get stuck on the splines. As long as it hasn't got stuck it should come off by rocking the wheel slightly. If this doesn't work, you'll have to do what I did, and use something as a punch to hit the steering column with. I used the middle middle of a hub puller and a club hammer, and after a few hits it came loose.

Removing Capri Steering Wheel

Once the old wheel if off, a small dab of copper grease on the splines is a good idea to stop everything getting stuck on again.

Removing Capri Steering Wheel

you need to attach the new boss, taking note of where the notch will fit in relation to the self canceler for the indicators.

Removing Capri Steering Wheel

The notch in the boss, relates to the plastic peg on the steering column

Removing Capri Steering Wheel

Put the centre nut back on (although not fully at this stage)

Removing Capri Steering Wheel

The wheel then attaches to the boss using the screws provided

Removing Capri Steering Wheel

One these are done, and you are happy the wheel is straight, tighten up the nut to 20-25 lbl ft and fit the centre cap

Removing Capri Steering Wheel