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#1 ccfoshee OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 11:00 AM

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So my 850's steering gear plum wore out - I can turn right all day, but going left is a no go.

So I am trying to get the gear out which is turning out to be tricky...any tips?

Do I have to pull the steering wheel and shaft/pinion? How do you go about that?

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 02:21 PM

is that a Bolens?
If so there should be a manual in the Manuals section.
Most the side plate with the pitman arm on it has to be removed, them the steering wheel has to be removed and the cotter pin removed from the adjusting nut and them it needs to be removed. Then the main shaft will come out of were the nut was removed.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 04:01 PM

Ducky has you on the right track.
Here's the parts list for your tractor:
Bolens 850 - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

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Posted May 07, 2011 - 09:13 AM

Attached File  scan0001.pdf   65.56KB   81 downloadsAttached File  scan0001.pdf   65.56KB   81 downloadsIt sounds like your steering gear isn't centered on your steering pinion so that you aren't getting full range of motion.
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Posted May 07, 2011 - 09:17 PM

You bring up a good point there.
I would check that first.
Thanks for bringing that up.




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