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Adjusting the steering Box

Postby Blaserman » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:49 am

Is it just like a car steering box adjust?????????//

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Re: Adjusting the steering Box

Postby gitractorman » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:03 am

No. There is one bolt that can be tightened to adjust the amount of effort needed to turn the steering wheel, but this RARELY needs to be adjusted.

More than likely, the combination of the drag link ends and tie rod ends being worn out is your problem. They're all easy to replace. Also, check to see how much play is in the center pivot pin that holds the front axle on. This also wears but shows up as sloppy steering. Then check the front wheel bearings. Again, worn wheel bearings show up as sloppy steering.
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Re: Adjusting the steering Box

Postby Blaserman » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:29 pm

Thanks What Bolt is adjustable

I do have all the above bad parts , tierods , Pivot pin alittle But the steering Box needs adjusted bad.
after I get back to work I can redo all the bad steereing. The wheel moves 4-5 inches before responce
then the rest of the parts have their play.

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Re: Adjusting the steering Box

Postby Eugene » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:59 pm

The adjusting screw fastened to the cover plate tends to wear a bit. Turning the adjusting screw in 90 degrees (1/4 turn) may take some of the slack out of the steering.

The steering sector appears to be quite similar to the Ross used on Cub Cadets. A kit is available for replacing the ball bearings and races. Common problem with the Ross steering sector is that the plastic retainers for the ball bearings break after years of use. Next common problem is wear on adjusting screw.

The bearing kit is relatively inexpensive. A new adjusting screw, more expensive.

Any way, if the slop is centered in the steering sector, a complete rebuild is normally necessary. The rebuild is not difficult. The difficulty is removing the sector from the tractor.
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Re: Adjusting the steering Box

Postby RaymondDurban » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:31 pm

If you pull on the steering wheel up and down (in/out) and it has movement, then the upper and lower bearings are bad, or the end cap needs tightening up.
If you turn the wheel and it takes several degrees of wheel movement before the pitman moves, then the screw adjustment on the side of the gearbox needs to be turned in to force the arm closer to the worm shaft. Turn it in just enough to take out the play without causing binding.

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Re: Adjusting the steering Box

Postby BigBill » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:31 am

When your done adjusting it remember to grease it.
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