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Craftsman tractor steering issues


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05-11-16, 07:40 AM   #1  
Craftsman tractor steering issues

My craftsman model 917.271530 pulls to the left when driving. Recently replaced steering shaft assembly 532160395.

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05-11-16, 09:22 AM   #2  
Checked the air pressure in the tires?

 
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05-11-16, 10:56 AM   #3  
Check part number 32 in this link. If it is bent, take it off and straighten it back out.

STEERING Diagram & Parts List for Model 917271530 Craftsman-Parts Riding-Mower-Tractor-Parts | SearsPartsDirect


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05-11-16, 11:39 AM   #4  
Bent Part

Hi, I did physically look at that and did not see anything bent. There is alot of play in #10(draglink). Any adjustment on that I can make?

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05-11-16, 10:43 PM   #5  
Are the wheels splayed out? You did check the pressures, right?


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05-12-16, 05:43 AM   #6  
Tire Pressure

Pressures are fine and the wheels and steering wheel are aligned correctly. The tractor begins to pull when moving forward.

 
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05-12-16, 06:04 AM   #7  
Bearings

Check the bearings in the left front wheel.

 
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05-12-16, 11:05 AM   #8  
I agree. It has bushings in the front wheels, maybe they are wallowed out or getting frozen to the axle.


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