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#1 jpwv OFFLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 09:33 PM

I have a 1992 MTD Lowes brand riding mower 12.5hp 42in. cut.My question is why does it turn sharper to the right than to the left is it suppose to do that or is something wrong.Thanks


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 09:56 PM

I'm not familiar with that mower but turning radius is primarily a function of wheel cut and wheelbase. It must have a sharper turn to one side versus the other. If you look underneath wheel cut is probably restricted due to an interference issue.
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Posted May 17, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Does your tie rod have an adjustable end or ends? Also, does your drag link have an adjustable end?


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:09 AM

It's likely out of adjustment. There is also the possibility that it is like it is to accommodate some attachment that restricts wheel or linkage clearance on one side. 



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Posted May 25, 2015 - 06:01 PM

The steering gear may have jumped on the sector gear and/or the linkage is bent. That is an old machine and most steering systems are well worn by 20+ years old. 






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