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Turning rod keeps slipping off

Older Murray riding mower won't turn because turning rod keeps slipping off. The bolt looks fine when I reconnect it but the little ball at the end keeps slipping out of the hole. Any suggestions?

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  • baboosh44 May 23, 2009

    Murray older riding lawnmower. turning rod came off axle. I can see a ball joint on the end and where it goes but what type of bolt do you suggest to reattach?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Rod came out of ball

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Replace the bolt with a new bolt. Sounds like the bolt is not tighting down enough to make the joint tight like it should be

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