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The lawn tractor hit a post and now the left front wheel is out of alignment. How can I make it aligned?

I have already replaced the LH spindle, LH draglink, & LH link cross. Everything else looks good, but the left wheel still is not aligned. There is no alignment adjustment, so I am looking for other things to look for. The front axle looks OK, the steering shaft looks straight, and the gear sector plate looks OK.

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  • snowmanii Nov 11, 2014

    Can you provide the model number? it should be on a label under the seat.

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The steering tie bar (goes from left to right steering brackets and makes the wheels steer together) should be straight. if it's bent, that is your problem.

Posted on Nov 07, 2014

Testimonial: "This model has no steering tie bar."

  • David Stanley
    David Stanley Nov 13, 2014

    This Craftsman model #917.288561.

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SOURCE: 20 Year Old Craftsman Lawn Tractor Steering Gear Slips

check top of sector gear mounting plate for waer this is the gear that hooks to you steering gear . the plate that it mounts to will ware down causing it to be loos and slip . the only way i know to fix it is to pull the cross member out and take it to a welding shop and have it built back up.if the bolt is as tight as itcan go .

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SOURCE: I need to replace the

You can find your manual at:
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/16827/CRAFTSMAN-Lawn-Tractor-L0030155?brand_name_search=917270760+CRAFTSMAN
Parts are available at www.searspartsdirect.com
You won't find detailed instructions there, but there are parts diagrams that will help you determine what to remove first. I can't imagine why you'd need to replace this whole assembly, but the diagrams should be helpful.

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SOURCE: pinion gear jumps the sector gear when trying to turn left. Right side fine.

no model number but some have a plastic fitting that hold the shaft down into the main gear it has a bolt that goes threw it into the bottom of the steering shaft about a $15 part but again no model number to see the set up

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