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    X575 Tilt Steering Lubrication

    Hi all, I was wondering if there is a good way to get in and lube up the tilt lever for the steering on my X575? It is super tough to be able to tilt the wheel and I am afraid of breaking something since it is only plastic. I tried to get some WD40 in from the top, but it didn't help.

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    Perhaps you can open it up and investigate why it's so stiff?

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    I have fought this on my x585. I think when mowing and doing stuff that is really dusty that it just gets in there and gums up the workings. That and the fact that I really don't move mine much causes this. In my case I had ripped apart my tractor doing some work on it a couple years ago. I worked on it for a while and finally freed it up. It was, like I said, all gummed up. WD40 isn't really a great lube. There are others out there that are better but with some I would be concerned about damage to plastic. Also If the lube leaves a lot of residue, it may just gum up even worse later. I want to say I used a lube that leaves more of a wax residue but it is gummed up again. Next time I am thinking more of a graphite lube. The fact that I won't be mowing with it anymore should make the dust issue less of a problem once I get it freed up. I am going to pull the instrument cluster on it this summer as I try and chase down electrical issues so it is a prime time to address the tilt wheel again.


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    Hi Adam
    i have 2003 X495 with 4300 plus hrs and I had the same problem with the tilt steering sticking. I sprayed the steering with SEAFOAM DEEP CREEP ( I get it at my NAPA store ), waited a few minutes and work it back and fore freed it up and just spray it again and no more problems. Hope this helps.

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    I know this thread is kind of old now, but figured I wanted to let everyone know what happened. I was able to pull the steering wheel apart and take the tilt assembly apart. It was all full of junk, old dry grass, and dirt. I cleaned it all out with some WD-40 and made sure there were no broken parts. I ended up packing the entire tube that goes around the steering shaft and has the handle on it to tilt the wheel with grease so it will stay clean and keep providing lubrication. It actually wasn't a bad project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamq View Post
    I know this thread is kind of old now, but figured I wanted to let everyone know what happened. I was able to pull the steering wheel apart and take the tilt assembly apart. It was all full of junk, old dry grass, and dirt. I cleaned it all out with some WD-40 and made sure there were no broken parts. I ended up packing the entire tube that goes around the steering shaft and has the handle on it to tilt the wheel with grease so it will stay clean and keep providing lubrication. It actually wasn't a bad project.

    Thanks for the help from everyone.

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    Hi Tom, I have to do a service on it, but other than that, I am ready for warm weather and some time plowing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamq View Post
    Hi Tom, I have to do a service on it, but other than that, I am ready for warm weather and some time plowing!
    I hear ya on the warm weather Adam,I don't want to be plowing in carharts
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