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PostSubject: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:53 pm

I have a "willy's jeep" green craftsman 13.5 horse mud mower. The other day I started er up and took off and it was steering really tough and the the teeth slipped on occasion. When its not moving, it wont steer at all and the teeth always slip. Figured you guy could help
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:56 pm

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I have a "willy's jeep" green craftsman 13.5 horse mud mower. The other day I started er up and took off and it was steering really tough and the the teeth slipped on occasion. When its not moving, it wont steer at all and the teeth always slip. Figured you guy could help
Somewhere in your steering system you have too much resistance. Have you messed with any of the steering components? Somethinf sounds like it is too tight. Or maybe your bushings on your spingles are worn and are causing it to turn hard.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:58 pm

pics of the steering would help. its probably just so old that its rounded off the teeth
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:58 pm

If it's the craftsman in your profile picture pull the steering wheel of and look at the pieces that hold the steering wheel to the shaft if is plastic look and so if it's been rounded out my mower did that to me.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:59 pm

@MoWheeler wrote:
@cjs1029 wrote:
I have a "willy's jeep" green craftsman 13.5 horse mud mower. The other day I started er up and took off and it was steering really tough and the the teeth slipped on occasion. When its not moving, it wont steer at all and the teeth always slip. Figured you guy could help
Somewhere in your steering system you have too much resistance. Have you messed with any of the steering components? Somethinf sounds like it is too tight. Or maybe your bushings on your spingles are worn and are causing it to turn hard.
also check the half moon steering gear under the dash, my old one on dixie had to be replaced back when i cut with it, same thing, usually you can put a couple of washers in it to tighten it up if you catch it early enough before it eats the teeth to bad
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:04 pm

I've already looked at the steering wheel. It slips at the half moon gear. I haven't messed with it. I'll try to get a pic tomorow
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:06 pm

best bet will be to try and fit a couple of washers behind the gear to press it tighter to the steering shaft, or find a new steering box ad replace the old one
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:22 pm

Would anyone be able to tell what model this is? In my profile pic
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:42 pm

just so yall know, i will be helping CJS1029 on this build.. he is right up the road. SO, if he says he dont understand, i most likely will... just a heads up so yall dont have to define everything
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman mud mower steering problems   Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:21 am

@willis923 wrote:
just so yall know, i will be helping CJS1029 on this build.. he is right up the road. SO, if he says he dont understand, i most likely will... just a heads up so yall dont have to define everything
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