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Dave K

03-14-2003 12:50:49

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Assuming this is a narrow front? There are several things that contribute. The u-joint on the steering shaft may be worn and loose, The pins on both ends of the U-joint that hold it to the shaft can be worn, loose etc. The worm/pinion meshing in the steering gear box (under the plate up front) may be too loose. This can be adjusted some but on mine, with everything else tight, I found I had to remove some of the shim's which allow the worm to better mesh with the pinion gear. Originally there was no wobble to the steering on these tractors. I never had to replace any bearings, just the U-joint pins and remove a couple of shims and mine is like new, no wobble at all.


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05-25-2003 16:15:28

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 Re: Re: WD, FRONT END WOBBLE in reply to Dave K, 03-14-2003 12:50:49  
I have a WD with the same problem. How do you get to the shims you mentioned in this posting? Are they under the round gear? Thanks.

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03-14-2003 17:37:05

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 Re: Re: WD, FRONT END WOBBLE in reply to Dave K, 03-14-2003 12:50:49  
Dave, do you mean the shims on the back of the casting where the steering shaft comes into it? From the U joint I mean.

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