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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted June 30, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Experiencing steering lock/binding on Craftsman II GT model 917.255919.

I believe it's something with the sector gear.

Any ideas  on how to access the area?

The manual only shows exploded view of parts.

Is there a shop manual for this GT?

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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:46 AM

You probably have some bushing wear in there. No shop manual for any Sears that I know of. I got into one about 4 years ago. I'm not sure if I documented any of it.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 05:32 AM

I chased down the thread. On page 7, I show some of the steering, but didn't get pics of it all apart. Have some part #'s down the page. The steering wheel shaft comes out through the bottom if I remember correctly.

 

Your manual is the same steering setup mine has. Not sure how hard it is to get in there with it all together as mine was torn completely down for paint at the time.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 07:08 AM

I'm pretty sure that's a major teardown to get to it, at least dahs has to come off and/or motor come out. Sounds like you got the typical worn bushings allowing sector gears to slip jump teeth.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 02:53 PM

Not a complete how to, but here is where I replaced the bushings in mine. http://www.mytractor...project-19.html


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:26 PM

Don't know if it's good or bad as far as labor.

Turns out the sector is out in the open, looks like remove 1 bolt and it'll come right off.

1 tooth is broke off of sector gear, allowing the shaft gear to climb on adjacent tooth.

Manual states it is part number 120424x, sector assembly.

Any suggestions on where to get it?

Amazon gives a completely off the wall response.

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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:54 PM

Don't know if it's good or bad as far as labor.

Turns out the sector is out in the open, looks like remove 1 bolt and it'll come right off.

1 tooth is broke off of sector gear, allowing the shaft gear to climb on adjacent tooth.

Manual states it is part number 120424x, sector assembly.

Any suggestions on where to get it?

Amazon gives a completely off the wall response.

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Part is NLA at searsparts. Search ebay for Craftsman II parts.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 05:04 PM

Don't know if it's good or bad as far as labor.

Turns out the sector is out in the open, looks like remove 1 bolt and it'll come right off.

1 tooth is broke off of sector gear, allowing the shaft gear to climb on adjacent tooth.

Manual states it is part number 120424x, sector assembly.

Any suggestions on where to get it?

Amazon gives a completely off the wall response.

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Let me look at my parts machine! I may have a sector that will work.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Thanks for the responses.

Here's a photo of the part mentioned, albeit not my part.attachment.jpg


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 02:20 AM

Don't know if it's good or bad as far as labor.
Turns out the sector is out in the open, looks like remove 1 bolt and it'll come right off.
1 tooth is broke off of sector gear, allowing the shaft gear to climb on adjacent tooth.
Manual states it is part number 120424x, sector assembly.
Any suggestions on where to get it?
Amazon gives a completely off the wall response.
.


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 04:04 AM

I'll try to get out back and see if I have one.


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 09:43 AM

I found the one I have, but the 3 center teeth are worn. I may be able to get AAron to weld a bead back on them and build them up. Not a hard thing to do. I'll let you know later today!






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