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Poll: Steering wheel wobble (7 member(s) have cast votes)

How should I fix the steering wheel wobble?

  1. Drill and install a roll pin. (3 votes [42.86%])

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  2. Install as is with Locktite. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  3. Other solution (explain) (4 votes [57.14%])

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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:11 PM

No pics, just scenario stated.

Steering wheel on my Case 222 Is going poorly now. I reinstalled it tonight after the new bushing and it wobbles...

 

My Case has the keyed shaft / steering wheel combo with the retaining nut. I can tighten it until the wheel won't wobble but then my shaft has no end play in it. So back the nut off half a turn and the steering wheel wobbles.

 

I know Case switched to roll pin later so should I just drill the wheel and shaft for a roll pin and then the nut can draw on the roll pin to remove the wobble?

 

Or

 

Should I try to Locktite the steering wheel on the shaft the way it is to take the wobble out?

 

Why couldn't they just use a taper?

 


Edited by wvbuzzmaster, June 07, 2013 - 10:13 PM.

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:28 PM

How fast are you spinning that wheel so you can see it wobble?

Is there a shoulder it tightens against? Maybe a shim?

Place you can put a set screw thru the side and fix it?
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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Is it just the fit of the wheel on the shaft that wobbles? If so could you just shim it?

 

Is the key tight in the keyway of the wheel and the shaft?

 

just trying to get a better picture, I haven't had a non tapered one yet.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:30 PM

I would try shimming it. If you put a roll pin in it it could still wobble. Depending on the roundness of the wheel it may need verticle shiming and possibly shiming on top or bottom. Not familiar with this exact tractor but from what you stated this would be my try. Roger.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Could you get some oversized key stock and grind a gradual slope in one side sort of like a wedge.... then tighten the nut against that to tighten it up?
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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:36 PM

Oh I almost forgot Casey.Do you happen to have a welder :D :wave: ( I had to add one joke)

 

If it is the key that is loose and you have no way to make a new over sized one, you could always shim the key.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 11:20 PM

Ok, Here is more info. It has no shoulder to tighten against, no taper, nothing like that. The steering wheel fits on the shaft and the key is all a little loose. I was liking the one idea of a tapered key but with it being a woodruff key that won't work I don't think. Shims don't really help because there is no way to hold them in there without a taper or shoulder, and if I had either of those I wouldn't have this issue....

 

My thought with the roll pin is to still retain the nut and I would just tighten it down after installing the roll pin, if that solution is viable.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 05:31 AM

So, the shaft is to small?
You can swell the shaft with a center punch. Without seein it, IDK
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Posted June 08, 2013 - 06:52 AM

This is gonna sound like a cobble job but I'd put a small amount of J.B. Weld on the shaft, put the wheel on and let it cure.  The "liquid" JB will fill the gap and harden to hold the wheel tight.  If you use a small amount you can remove the wheel later if needed.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:02 AM

I've had good luck with the Permatex Sleeve Retainer now I see the make a few more products that would work for you

http://www.permatex....ining-compounds


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:28 AM

I'm going to go with those who would shim it.

 

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:32 AM

Can you weld a washer to the bottom just above the dash, bearing, tube, to put the wheel at a stop then tighten with the nut? Again not familiar with this type of tractor. Roger


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:39 AM

Rogers idea seems like an alternative that may work. You'd want to get the washer perfectly straight on the shaft and make sure you can service the steering gear etc. with the washer on there. 


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Can you make a small shim to go under the woodruff key so that it sticks out a few thousands more?  That or try like said above. Coat inside the wheel with a release agent and go with the JBWeld or similar. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Which is worn?  The shaft or the inside of the wheel hub?

If it's a straight shaft, what does the nut tighten against or what stops the wheel from sliding further down the shaft?

 

Anyone have a picture of this?

 

 

Nevermind,   I downloaded the Case 222 parts manual.

Here's the steering wheel page.

 

case steering.jpg

 

Although I'm still not sure what the wheel nut tightens down against.  It can't be the dash or the wheel couldn't turn.


Edited by Canawler, June 08, 2013 - 08:23 AM.

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