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Can't get screw off of my craftsman mower steering shaft model247.288851

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Use visegrips,it does come off

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SOURCE: I have a riding mower and the steering shaft goes

I have a yardman that had a similar problem, there is a spacer/gromit at the end of the shaft just above the gear this needs to be in place to hold the steering shaft straight.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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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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SOURCE: I have a craftsman 46 in riding mower, I need to

Please list the 9 digit model number that is under the seat so I can pull up a diagram. You could pull up the same diagram at searspartsdirect.com. If you still need help let me know. It is best to remove the dash board on top to access and most have a snap clip holding them in place. Need the model # to verify.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010

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SOURCE: How do I tighten the steering shaft to the support on a craftsman tractor 917.257643?

the plastic support cracks and needs to be replaced

Posted on May 16, 2012

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SOURCE: my steering wheel is really sloppy on my craftsman lawn mower

Try this: Kit.steer.as PART NUMBER: 149686 Substitution: 167902
enter either of those numbers into your browser and find your best deal. I got mine from outdoor distributors, they had the best price. This is the whole assy, the individual parts add up to a lot more.

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Paula


Paula, what are you calling the tension arm? What is this "arm" suppose to do? What is it that you are trying to accomplish? You may be taking the steering wheel off for nothing. I just can't visualize what you're looking to do, or what is wrong with the machine. You have a steering wheel, steering shaft ext, steering gear assy which has the steering shaft in it, a drag link, then a tie rod. I added a link to a similar type tractor for reference.
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I have a sears craftsman riding lawnmower 5 years old. It will steer only hard to the left and will not turn to the right. the steering wheel turns but the mower does not. any suggestions


I had the same problem with my 15 year old Craftsman lawn tractor. I tried to adjust the steering travel but it gave me marginal relief for a year until the steering failed with my steering wheel spinning freely and the wheels free to go left and right. The left bias for steering indicates that the steering shaft pinion weld was shearing prior to failure.


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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,
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