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Patriot21
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Could use help with steering support

Postby Patriot21 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:25 pm

Hello,

Was wondering if I could get some help regarding my steering on a lo boy 185. I pretty much lost all steering yesterday while mowing. I got underneath today to take a look. Please bear with me as I'm not too mechanically inclined and may use the wrong terms. I looked up a parts diagram and it looks like the weld on the steering support plate (part number 4) gave out on me and is now broken into two pieces. I attached a diagram and it is part number 4. I've taken the bolts out of it but can not get the plate off as part number 10 is in the way and holding it from sliding off. I took the nut off of 10 but can not slide it off to take the plate off. Does anybody know how to remove this piece? I've attached a picture of part number 10 with the broken steering support plate behind it.

Thank you very much for any help,
Jake
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Part number 10 with broken steering support plate behind it
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Steering parts diagram

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Re: Could use help with steering support

Postby Mike H » Sun May 26, 2019 9:20 pm

looks like a ''pitman arm'' puller would do the trick to remove the arm
.might be able to rent or borrow one at the local auto parts store

Mike

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Re: Could use help with steering support

Postby Patriot21 » Mon May 27, 2019 3:50 pm

Thank you very much for the tip Mike. I will look into that as I've run out of other ideas. If anyone else has any other experience with this situation or ideas I'd love to hear it.

Jake

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Re: Could use help with steering support

Postby Larry B » Mon May 27, 2019 5:35 pm

You could use a pickle fork and an air hammer on the center of the stud. A bearing separator. Pitman arm puller. Depending on size tie rod end separator. Buy a couple oil filters at the auto parts store and borrow some tools.

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Re: Could use help with steering support

Postby BigBill » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:06 pm

Pitman arm removal can ba a pia. Sometimes a puller isn’t good enough you need some heat too. Just heat half the hole with a puller she should pop off.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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