Question about Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

1 Answer

Turns left sharply, barely turne right

Yard machines rider turns left tightly, barely turns right. How do I fix

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 153 Answers

The problem is either that there isn't enough range on the steering gear in the right direction, enough length on the steering drive rod (going to one front wheel), or a bent tierod (connecting the 2 front wheels) or worn tierod bushings.

Most likely is the tierod. I do not like how these are designed so for my own tractors I make one using tierod ends available from tractor supply company, grade 8 bolts and steel tube with a 3/4" inside diameter. A bit of measuring and welding later the steering is better than new.

Posted on May 26, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Toro rider is running to fast wont idle down

Check your idle screw and make sure it is not turned all the way in to the right. If turning to the left will not idle it down, then maybe the governor spring is to tight, or the tab that the spring connects to on one end is bent making the spring to tight. If so just bend it the opposite way. Hope this helps?

Nov 06, 2013 | Garden

2 Answers

BMW X5 2007 key is stuck in the ignition and the car will not start. We already tried charging the batteries and still would not release the key.

OMG, I want to thank you all for your information. I was looking for any information I could find on how to get the key out of the ignition on my BMW 330 CI. My key would not come out of the ignition. I would have to put the car in park, turn off the key and then push the knob more into the Park position. I thought the coin blog would be to easy. I went outside, removed the ashtray and low and behold, there is a quarter in there. I was so excited. The key now comes out without and issues. Thanks again for your information.

Nov 04, 2012 | 2007 BMW X5 3.0si SAV

1 Answer

2004 trailblazer HARD TO TURN

check power steering pump --fluid level and operation ==also check the steering rack

Jun 21, 2017 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

1 Answer

MTD Yard Machine 675 series 190cc Always started now won't, does not turn over. Can pull it to start but does not start. What can we do to fix it. One year old, never had problem before. Machine...

Based on you question, this could be anything (like going to your Dr. and telling him "I'm sick"). That being said, if it just sat with gas in it, then it's likely a fuel problem (ie; plugged carburetor). These machines do not like the new Ethanol Gas and they cannot be left to sit or they'll gum up on you. An engine needs three things in order to start and run. 1. Spark 2. Fuel 3. Compression. First check your spark; if there is no spark, it'll never start. If there is spark, then I recommend a good carb cleaning. Better left to a professional if you're not familiar with this procedure. I hope this gets you started in the right direction. Best of luck to you. (You can find "how-to" videos on all these procedures by searching on YouTube)

Oct 15, 2011 | Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower

1 Answer

Hello I have a toro zero turn rider z4220 I think I bought it new about 2 to 3yrs ago when I was putting it up last winter the left drive would not go forward or reverse then shortly there after the right...

Hello, W/D here.

Look for a transmission disconnect rod, usually at the back of the tractor, about even with the top of the gearbox. If it has been moved to the out position, the transmission will not operate from the seat, but you can push it.

Good luck, --W/D--

Mar 17, 2011 | Toro Zero Turn Rider 74366 Lawn Mower...

2 Answers

We have 42'' Yard Man riding lawn mower need to how to change oil

it's a square head pipe plug @ base of eng. either right or left side of machine may also have a quik change fitting instead its black plastic w/ yellow cap

Apr 12, 2010 | Mtd LAWN MOWER PART # 683-04163B FRAME...

1 Answer

My yard machine snowthrower wont start

when it just wont start you might want to try checking to see if you get a spark, if that is OK then try rebulding the carb. that usually fixes the problem...good luck but don't forget.. turn the ajustment screw all the way in (not tight) then back it back out 1 full turn. after it starts fine tune it from there..good luck

Apr 05, 2010 | Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower

1 Answer

Suburban K1500 steering concern

the steerign gear was not centered when istalled. need to remove and count the total lock to lock revolutions and recenter the gear and reinstall

Mar 22, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Not finding what you are looking for?
Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor Logo

529 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Craftsman Garden Experts

Wade Mobley
Wade Mobley

Level 3 Expert

462 Answers

Dean Gruber

Level 2 Expert

110 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Are you a Craftsman Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides