Post By rydplrs
08-09-2017, 02:15 PM
S82: 'steering sector plate' separated from 'pinion'
Here's the deal:
Just bought an old S82 - runs fine.
After 2-2 'rough' rides around the property (we have fairly bumpy terrain), I noticed an abrupt loss of steering. Felt like the steering wheel wasn't 'catching' the steering gears.
I look under the mower and notice that the steering sector plate is separated from the pinion gear by about 1/8 inch. They're not even touching (hence, no steering).
Both the sector plate and pinion gear are in great shape - no dings or anything.
What can I do about this? Is there an adjustment that bring the sector plate closer/farther from the pinion gear?
08-09-2017, 03:14 PM
On other brands of tractor there is a bushing on the bottom of the steering shaft. When it fails the 2 gears separate.
08-09-2017, 04:02 PM
Agree with Rydr
Just had similar issue on a Cub Cadet, this was old vs. new bushing.
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