My Defender has a squeaky steering wheel. I have removed the sponge cover off the steering wheel and removed the nut. No matter how hard I pull I cannot get it to budge. Do I need a special puller or is there something else I should remove? – Johnny ( West coast) ed – This is common with all older Defenders. First loosen the six bolts holding the plastic shroud around the steering column. Push the shroud as far as you can towards the dash and while holding it there tighten the screws. If this does not help then you will have to remove the steering wheel. Loosen the nut until it is flush with the end of the thread. Sit behind the wheel and press as hard as you can with your knees against the steering wheel and give the nut a good smack with a nylon mallet. This should loosen the steering wheel off the flange. Once you have removed the steering wheel file away the ridge on the plastic shroud. Problem solved.