Craftsman tractor steering issues

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Old 05-11-16, 08:40 AM
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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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Checked the air pressure in the tires?
 
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Old 05-11-16, 11:56 AM
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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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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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Are the wheels splayed out? You did check the pressures, right?
 
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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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Bearings

Check the bearings in the left front wheel.
 
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Old 05-12-16, 12:05 PM
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I agree. It has bushings in the front wheels, maybe they are wallowed out or getting frozen to the axle.
 
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