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Posted November 22, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Where at in Ohio? might be able to help ya if close enough.

That is a lawn tractor, not the heavier garden tractor. Almost exact same as mine, except mine if an 18 Hp. We are dealing with same tractor issue on the front axle. Since you are going o have to have frame welded most likely, I would suggest added something by axle to allow axle to pivot, but not twist or shift. If you cannot weld, you can possibly take a piece of angle iron, cut it height of frame, bolt a piece on frame both front and back of axle, make it right so basically you are creating another tighter pocket on the outside of frame.

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 12:48 AM

First, :welcome: to GTTalk,
Second, looks like you're in good hands already, but I have a question.
Would any kind of shim be useful or if Kenny's axel isn't a go, then what can be done?

I had a murray rider once with similar issues and I made a physical stop to keep me from turning the steering so far.

Good luck TG2.

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 07:36 AM

Okay. First off, my axle will not work. The model # you sent (917.254322) helped me see the parts break down at Sears. There is a bushing in there, but I bet it's plastic. I believe Tahoe may be able to offer the best help as he has a tractor very similar.

On the tire nearly hitting the hood when turning, I would think the steering needs centered. This is typical on Sears when things start wearing, they 'jump' a couple teeth making it turn further one direction.


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Okay. First off, my axle will not work. The model # you sent (917.254322) helped me see the parts break down at Sears. There is a bushing in there, but I bet it's plastic. I believe Tahoe may be able to offer the best help as he has a tractor very similar.
On the tire nearly hitting the hood when turning, I would think the steering needs centered. This is typical on Sears when things start wearing, they 'jump' a couple teeth making it turn further one direction.

the tire hits the hood when riding but sitting still it dont and sometimes it hits so much the tire locks up

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Sounds like the bushings in it are gone also!


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 06:00 PM

what oil should i run during the winter seeing.its not a every now and then use of the snowblower im going to be using it for buisness this winter around the neighborhood i have sae 30 in it right now

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 06:56 PM

I run straight SAE 30 here, but the manual probably shows 10w30. If you're going to change it, consider a good quality synthetic like amsoil.

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Youngstown, about 4 hrs from me.

 

You can run 5w30 or 10w30 for winter.

 

Guys he may have a worn steering sector gear on steering column, but my front tire sometimes digs into the edge of the lower corner of the hood too when the axle twists, it's a camber/castor thing going past its limit. I think there is a bushing on center pivot bolt, but I think the axle slot in frame is just made too wide and a small amount of wear causes big problems. I again would suggest a piece of angle iron bolted to the frame to keep axle tight in the slot. Quickest and easiest solution.


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 08:04 PM

im a synthetic only guy for my fords,mercs,lincolns i swear by motor craft and mobile one (i have a 94 lincoln mark viii) for my 2 stroke i swear by klotz super techniplate how do i tell if the gear is worn?

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 09:50 PM

how do i tell if the gear is worn?

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On mine, you can turn the steering wheel quarter of a turn before anything else moves. Mine also has jumped a few teeth if I turn if too far with too much pressure, the spokes of the steering wheel are now up and down than across. The bottom of the shaft has plastic bushings and the get worn allowing a lot of play between the steering gears causing these issues.


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 10:37 PM

true i forgot to say that my steering wheel aint straight when the wheels are its more like upside down

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:17 AM

Yep, jumped a few teeth!



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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Best to be very carful with that steering and get it fixed up ASAP. Guys, what is the best procedure to fix this?

Do we think the plastic bushings are worn out, or it is worn gears?

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 09:40 AM

I would say the plastic bushings are worn out & maybe some wear in the metal parts because of it. Probably time to take it all apart (steering) and see what it needs!


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 10:19 AM

i would but its just to cold for me to tear into it i dont have a heated or exactly weather proof garage its seen better days

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