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Steering gearbox I have a cox rideon stockman mower and the crown or pinion has stripped in the steering box, are there any details available as to where to start to dismantle and replace the parts

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  • ken_griffin Feb 12, 2009

    I have resolved this problem myself, but here are a few tips !



    1. After dismantling the steering wheel and dash, you will find that the steering gear box is unable to be removed as the securing bolt cannot be removed due to a lack of distance to withdraw it.

    2. The dash support panel (which stops withdrawl of bolt) is rivited to the steering column support.

    3. Grind off both rivets holding this in place, drive the rivet studs out and you can remove the bolt.(you can replace the rivets with bolts)

    4. The steering box can then be dismantled.

    5.If the crown wheel of the pinion (as in my case) has begun pulling over the square shaft, place the body assembly back in place and clamp the crown wheel back into position.

    6. Drill a hole through the (plastic) body of the crown wheel and shaft.

    7. Now before you reassemble you can either leave the large "plastic" screw ring off, or cut the centre of it out to accomodate the bolt you need to put through the hole you have drilled.

    8. Put a bolt through the hole, put everything back together and Bob's your uncle!



    Hope I have helped someone else out with this?

    Just wish more of the harder wearing parts were made of metal!



    XCheers Ken G



  • ken_griffin Feb 12, 2009

    I have resolved this problem myself, but here are a few tips !

    1. After dismantling the steering wheel and dash, you will find that the steering gear box is unable to be removed as the securing bolt cannot be removed due to a lack of distance to withdraw it.
    2. The dash support panel (which stops withdrawl of bolt) is rivited to the steering column support.
    3. Grind off both rivets holding this in place, drive the rivet studs out and you can remove the bolt.(you can replace the rivets with bolts)
    4. The steering box can then be dismantled.
    5.If the crown wheel of the pinion (as in my case) has begun pulling over the square shaft, place the body assembly back in place and clamp the crown wheel back into position.
    6. Drill a hole through the (plastic) body of the crown wheel and shaft.
    7. Now before you reassemble you can either leave the large "plastic" screw ring off, or cut the centre of it out to accomodate the bolt you need to put through the hole you have drilled.
    8. Put a bolt through the hole, put everything back together and Bob's your uncle!

    Hope I have helped someone else out with this?
    Just wish more of the harder wearing parts were made of metal!

  • Eric Burnett
    Eric Burnett Jan 05, 2015

    I used a jubilee clip and it worked as a temporary fix - it went onto the bottom of the box where the shaft comes out.

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SOURCE: How hard is it to replace rack and pinion on a 1992 Toyota celica

well since you are asking its going to be kinda hard for you because you havent done it before. do you have another car to drive? do have help. It will take you almost all day if this is your first time and you take your time and be careful. you will need some good jack stands, something to catch the old fluid into and dont reuse the fluid!! there are severl steps to keep you from messing up the alignment of the car, tak my advice, buy a book and read it before you start on the car. Let me know MrRodneyLong@gmail.com

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

EarthJam
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SOURCE: removal of rear wheel on cox stockman ride on mower

These wheels are usually just held on with a Key way, ALOT OF TIME they offer resistance because they are rusted insode the rim and are needing a mallet to hit them from the inside pretty hard.

Turn it as you can usually a lever on the back side of the mower can be pulled out without the brake on to slip the transmission into nuetral. Turn the tire. I have used a small peice of 2x4 as well because a hammer dont fit well. Good luck I will watch this post and search my Diagrams to see if i have this rider tmrw at work.!

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

johnthejag
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SOURCE: Must add power steering fluid every two days.

Hi

Yes you can replace the steering rack rubber boots OK.

But if you are loosing fluid, it sounds like the internal seals are leaking, allowing the fluid to fill up these boots, and subsequently bursting them, so you will be back to square one.

Better to fit an exchange steering rack !

Good luck !

A FixYa rating would be Nice !......... Thanks.....John.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: cub cadet LT1018 won't start or crank

It might be a saftey problem. But before you start changing swithches or whatever try this. If you have to lift a lever to engage the PTO for the blades try wiggling it up and down a little bit while sitting on the tractor and the brake pedal depressed and turning the key to start it.
Sometimes there is a little wearing and it won't be in the right spot on its own.

Good luck and let me know if this helped.

roundo4

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

Dolfoff
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SOURCE: craftsman riding lawn mower steering shaft fell.

Look under the seat of your tractor and note the complete Model number.
(usually begins with 917. _ _ _ _ _ _ )

Next, go to THIS PAGE and use the Model Number to find an exploded view of the steering components and how they assemble.

Hope this helps,
Dolf-

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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