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#1 Buck OFFLINE  

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Was towing this tractor to the garage with my son and something broke in the steering shaft as the steering wheel just spins without steering the tractor. Any Ideas? Got a feeling this is bad (lol)!

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Are you sure a ball joint didn't just pop off? I've had that happen a couple of times.

Also, look for a roll pin that may have snapped,

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 11:51 AM

Did it snap while you were pulling it? The wheels might have gotten sideways and snapped something. Probably a tie rod end as they would be the weakest link especially if they have any wear on them.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Thanks guys, I will look into it further today but I am pretty sure something broke off inside the shaft somewhere. I went to turn it under tow and felt something break. The steering system does not move past the end of the shaft.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:15 PM

Sorry to hear that Buck. It shouldn't be too hard to come up with another steering gear. Contact our site sponsors. One of them should be able to help you out.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Could be a roll pin inside gave way, letting the shaft turn and not the gear. Won't know until you get it apart!

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 05:29 PM

Its the cross shaft that goes through the steering box that broke...guarrentee it....its a common problem on those. I have welded a couple that have held up so far.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 03:06 PM

There's a guy on Ebay that rebuilds these columns. He has spare parts and rebuilt the one for my '73 GT12....I was very satisfied.
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 03:35 PM

There's a guy on Ebay that rebuilds these columns. He has spare parts and rebuilt the one for my '73 GT12....I was very satisfied.

That's good information to know relic. Thanks for posting it.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Dont forget

http://gardentractor...g-rebuild-help/
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 11:00 PM

That's a great thread Coldone. Thanks again for writing it up..




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