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267-h wheel horse steering wheel removal steering gear

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#1 Barbara OFFLINE  

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 12:49 PM

Hello,

I have an older Wheel Horse 267-H ( approx. 1996 ) that has a striped steering gear
which I need to replace. The steering wheel is held on by a nut and a washer
which I have removed, but now I am unable to remove the steering wheel. I sprayed
penetrationg oil on the stud thinking that it was rusted on. Looking at the parts drawing
from the Toro site there does not seem to be anything else holding the steering wheel. Can any one suggest how I may be able to remove the steering wheel? Thanks!

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 03:51 PM

It's hard. I've had to cut tons of steering wheels off. Gear pullers usually mess up the wheel for me.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 05:03 PM

If you know someone with a shop press, that seems to be the best way to get them off.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 05:14 PM

Oil, swearing, pulling on it, breaking it! All part of GT steering wheel removal. Ones with a pin in them, usually come loose best, cause you can soak and eventually spin them some and work oil in them till off. You said yours was stripped? So would think the oil and twisting may also work on that? I'm assuming it has splines? OR, is just the center metal part slipping in the plastic? If you are replacing anyway, I would work on cutting it off with die-grinder or use puller and if it breaks,so what? Lots of help here aren't we? :flipping_flapjacks:

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 06:02 PM

You said yours was stripped?


I believe he means the lower steering gear at the sector area is stripped of it's teeth.

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Your going to have to decide what you want to save and what you can destroy. Steering wheel, steering shaft, dash panel, you choose.....

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Barbara,
That tractor, if its like my 1998 265H, has a tilt steering wheel.
You may not need to remove the steering wheel from the shaft.
If you can get the lower shaft out, perhaps you can replace that alone.
If your sector gear is bad, maybe you don't evan need to do that.
I suggest you jack up the front end of the tractor and make sure
The front wheels are turning free and easily. There has to be a reason the
Gears stripped out!

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:44 AM

So many months later.  Thank you all for your replies. The steering wheel was stuck,

winter arrived and the snow blower became my focus.  Spring is here, and the brute force

of someone else removed the steering wheel.  Now I am onto removing the upper steering

shaft.  My apologies for not responding sooner. 


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:25 AM

Glad you found someone who could get the wheel off for you. Good luck with the repairs!



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 07:40 PM

And, here I was thinking it was something I said?

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Posted May 03, 2013 - 05:32 AM

I have a 416-8 that I've been oilin' the steering wheel for months. Pin is out; PB Blaster and a drift pin. Tap, tap, blast, tap tap, tap, blast, tap tap tap, blast. OMG what a pain. 

 

Someday......... Lucky for me it is still working well enough to use.

 

I've heard, and going to give it a shot, use a large open end under the steering wheel pull on the wrench with your gear puller. Failing that, I will cut it off. Good luck with your project.

 

The steering shaft support, through the 16 ga CRS sheetmetal is a real engineering fiasco. Cheapo. Were we born yesterday or what?

 

An old Bolens I once had, cast iron steering column! Was like WOW! Engineered!  :thumbs:



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 08:50 AM

Rock Farmer, I am so sorry that you thought it was something you said. 

One thing I for got to add was that I kept spraying  penetrating

oil on the stud during the winter.  I don't know if that helped.

My good news is that I was able to replace the lower steering gear following

the directions in the service manual. It is steering fine.  I  don't why it stripped. 

The wheels are moving freely.  I'll keep my eye on it to make it's

not happening again. ( My skill and tools are limited so I can't jack it up to check it out).


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Posted May 22, 2013 - 12:18 PM

Good to hear you got it fixed!
And, I'm not really that sensitive!

Joe





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