Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:25 am
the steering gear on our Super C is pretty bad, so we're thinking of rotating the gear, can you do that? I thought reading/hearing somewhere that you can, we've got the front axle off, do we just take the bottom "plate" off the front end and the gear also comes down? also, can I shim the bearing that the steering shaft rotates on? the bearing is pretty much junk, it grinds and clicks alot, going to get a new one, but the shaft moved frontwards and backwards alot with the nut on the shaft, should that move or stay pretty tight?
thanks for any help!
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:55 am
Hi Johnny, I just put new seals in mine, take out the 4 bolts on the collar in back of the plate and the hole assembly should come out of the housing, the nut in the center of the plate is on a bolt that holds the bearing assembly together there is no head on this bolt just i round flat plate with a cork gasket under the plate. I had to press the bearing and gear off the shaft to get it apart. I think you can turn the shaft and gear 180' but I think that will put the bolt holes in the plate towards the rear of the tractor instead of out front if this is not a concern it should work fine, the only thing that keeps the shaft from turning 360* are the 2 stops on the collar. Hope this helps. Chuck
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:17 am
thanks, we have the whole assembly in the parts washer right now, cleaned it a little last night, thanks, we'll try and pull/press the gear etc off, it has a wide front end, so will the bracket being mounted backwards cause problems? especially with the tire rods? the gear looks worn a bit, but when everything was still together the bearing up front on the steering shaft (from the steering wheel) moved in/out alot, is that supposed to happen? or should/could that be shimmed?
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:46 pm
Mine doesn't move in & out at all and I'm not sure about the wide front end, mine is tricycle. good luck.
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:25 pm
ok, thanks, our bearing wasn't on the shaft completely, it just slid off basically... i told myself I wasn't going to get myself into alot of trouble here
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