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Kurt in IL

06-09-2009 05:38:32

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Have a narrow front WC that the steering is loose in the front end. When going down the road the front wheels will wobble. How do you fix this problem?

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Jerry Coulter

06-10-2009 14:51:35

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 Re: WC steering in reply to Kurt in IL, 06-09-2009 05:38:32  
The key at the lower end of the steering post, between the wheels is most often the culprit. Also, if you find loose bearings on the worm shaft, we used to remove bolts in the cap next to the u-joint and cut out one of the shim/gaskets. If the worm and sector needs replaced, we used WD parts. Gives a higher and nicer steering ratio.

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06-09-2009 20:36:03

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 Re: WC steering in reply to Kurt in IL, 06-09-2009 05:38:32  
Read post by bg/mo again. Might be that the key that the bolt tightens needs to be replaced. Real easy. Drive one front wheel up on a 2X4 to get the other wheel off the ground. Remove wheel. Loosen set screw on front of tower that tightens against key. Remove capscrew on bottom. You'll see the key on end of sector shaft.

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Greg Haddox

06-09-2009 09:54:21

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 Re: WC steering in reply to Kurt in IL, 06-09-2009 05:38:32  
I have the same problem on my recently aquired wD45. I checked the u joint and it was good, checked the nut at the bottom it was tight. When I looked in the steering box, I found what appeared to be some play in the mesh between the worm gear and the steering sector. When you turn the wheel it moves right or left 25% of a turn before the worm gear starts turning the teeth on the stearing sector. Also my steering rod appears to have some slight play, and will move slightly forward and backward out of the housing, while steering. Anyhow to make a long posting short I feel your pain, and if you run onto any parts sources please pass them on. Good Luck. GLH

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06-10-2009 19:01:19

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 Re: WC steering in reply to Greg Haddox, 06-09-2009 09:54:21  
I have the front pedestal off a wd that the steering was tight on .if interested let me know .

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Greg Haddox

06-12-2009 10:21:32

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 Re: WC steering in reply to Tohio, 06-10-2009 19:01:19  
I am very interested in the steering pedistal,If the price is right, but I don't have a personal E-mail account. Yell back, if I can get ahold of you somehow. Thanks Greg Haddox, I live in West Virginia, but I'm willing to travel to get a good pedistal.

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06-12-2009 14:40:45

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 Re: WC steering in reply to Greg Haddox, 06-12-2009 10:21:32  
complete pedastal w/steering gears and hubs bolt to tractor put on tires and rims and go 100.00 330 936 9021 110 miles north of Marietta Tim

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06-09-2009 09:36:29

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 Re: WC steering in reply to Kurt in IL, 06-09-2009 05:38:32  
Might also check the bolt at the bottom of the tricycle housing, it tightens on a keyway and if its loose the wheels will wobble.If you stand at the front of tractor it is inbetween the front wheels and points forward.

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06-09-2009 09:31:16

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 Re: WC steering in reply to Kurt in IL, 06-09-2009 05:38:32  
Check the u-joint and pins on the right side of the tractor, inside the C-frame. Might need to replace the bearing and race at the bottom of the steering pedestal. It"s a tapered roller bearing and wears flat after years of pounding. Open the cover on top of the steering pedestal and make sure the gear is tight on the shaft.

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