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Part required for Craftsman Ride on Mower 38" model 917.259040

I would like to source the steering rod that connects the wheel to the front axle of a Craftsman 38" mower. The model number is 917.259040 and it has a 13.5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine. I think it is a 2002/3 build. The ball joint on the front axle and steering rod has parted so I assume I need a complete new part unless you have another idea? I am based in the UK so would need a local supplier if possible. Also if you can tell me where I can source an operators manual that would be helpful. Thanks
Gary

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Go to parts tree.com.put in your model#.they will probably have what you need.hope this helps

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