Craftsman Garden Tractor will not turn left

Old 07-21-13, 09:13 AM
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Craftsman Garden Tractor will not turn left

Model 917.275013 48" Mower. The mower turns to the right just fine but will barely turn to the left. 2 or 3 complete turns to get it to barely turn left. I have replaced # 35 sector steering gear. Didn't help. The tie-rod and draglink look ok.
There is alot of play in the steering wheel-4". The gear on the shaft arm looks good. There is a little play in the shaft when you grab it-less than an 1/8". Any suggestions?? Thanks
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I had a similar problem on my Craftsman.

Replaced both steering gears. No problems after that.
Old 07-22-13, 09:43 AM
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The bushings at the gears almost always need replacing to fix the steering on these.

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