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Re: WD45 with steering stuck

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07-13-2003 05:18:48

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Check to see if the roll pin that holds the universal onto the shafts isn't hitting the oilpan. Check the support bracket for the forward shaft for binding(just in front of the u-joint)

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07-13-2003 05:27:54

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 Re: Re: WD45 with steering stuck in reply to cooper, 07-13-2003 05:18:48  
I just completely rebuilt the steering on my WD45 from the steering wheel to the front steering spindle shaft. I made my own parts to ensure tight steering. I encountered stuck steering when my young apprentice inserted a roll pin that was too long for the u-joint. There really isn't a whole lot that would cause binding.The worm and worm gear can be installed in a way that would create some difficulty. Also, if the front spindle shaft bearings have too much pre-load on them, it could add to the problem. Let us know what you come up with.....

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07-13-2003 08:51:30

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 Re: Re: Re: WD45 with steering stuck in reply to cooper, 07-13-2003 05:27:54  
Thanks for info - I will check it out when I get a chance. I also have a WD45 single front that has other problems. May just try to swap front ends - do you know if that will work?

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07-13-2003 13:01:30

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: WD45 with steering stuck in reply to ACEd, 07-13-2003 08:51:30  
If you swap the entire pedistal it should.

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