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Re: WD nf play in steering wheel and pedestal

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John Rogers

06-09-2003 19:58:13

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Kent; The square headed bolt you mentioned is actually a set screw that presses on a key between the bolster & spindle block. Quite often the key &keyways will become worn & it is necessary to file or machine the keyways & install a larger key. I have used both ways, but a good machine shop can give you a much better fit. Good luck, John in MO.

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06-09-2003 20:05:47

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 Re: Re: WD nf play in steering wheel and pedestal in reply to John Rogers, 06-09-2003 19:58:13  
John, Is there a way to get the up and down movement out of the "pedestal"? As I jack up the tractor the front wheels will sit on floor for @3/8" longer than the tractor as I jack it up. What takes this play out?? I have never had one of these apart and the parts/manual I have dont show it. Thanks Kent

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John Rogers

06-10-2003 18:10:54

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 Re: Re: Re: WD nf play in steering wheel and pedes in reply to Kent, 06-09-2003 20:05:47  
Kent, I would remove the spindle block from the pedestal by removing the bolt & shims &the setscrew, if it is loose on the pedestal it should drop right off. At any rate you need to remove it and replace the Timken bearing and race as they tend to wear grooves where the rollers set as most of the travel is straight ahead. If the bearing has locked up it may have worn a groove in the top of the spindle block.You can either file that off & use a washer there or the new bearing may take up the space. Then with shims or washers adjust things to remove any vertical play,Finally when you tighten the setscrew give it a few swats with a hammer as you are tightening it. John.

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06-10-2003 18:29:32

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: WD nf play in steering wheel and p in reply to John Rogers, 06-10-2003 18:10:54  
John, That is the info I was looking for. Looks like the Ole' Girl needs a new bearing and gears. Thanks, I appreciate the help. Kent

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