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How to remove a Mountfield 25 circa 1960/70 ride on mower steering wheel and or steering column assembly?

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SOURCE: I need help to find how to repair steering assembly Part broken

should be an metal arm under the front of the mower with a swivel ball on each end, if the ball has popped out of the socket it sits in you will need a new arm or maybe 2 new ball swivels, the actual balls are held onto the steering arm by a nut which you can undo to remove the old ball and replace it with the new ones
Hope this helps

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SOURCE: R&R Steering Wheel Assembly and/or Steering Column Assembly

if you disconnect the battery and let it sit awhile this will disable the airbag.

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SOURCE: We have a Sears Craftsman riding mower 917.258671

The steering assembly your mower has is very difficult to repair. Thank God they no longer make that type. Forget about trying to tighten that screw, it won't solve your problem anyway. Believe me, you should take it to a repair shop.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: John deere 68 riding mower steering column won't

Just had same problem with my craftsmen. There is a very inadequate little nylon bushing supposed to keep that shaft stable. When worn out it allows that shaft to move and puts the gears in a bind. It is located on the end closest to arced gear where shaft hooks to drag link. Its a pain.

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SOURCE: Poulan Pro riding mower won't turn right. I can

there is a plastic connector that holds the steering shaft down into the drive gear the plastic cracks and wears out then the gear jumps passed the teeth its about a $15 part

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  3. Remove the combination switch assembly.
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  1. Install the ignition switch to the steering column and tighten the bolts.
  2. Connect the back drive cable to the ignition switch.
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John deere 68 riding mower steering column won't turn wheel assembly via arced toothed plate. Wheel assembly OK and greased. Some minor play when rotating steering column with steering wheel, but appears...


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  1. Remove the combination switch from the steering column.
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  4. Remove the bolts that secure the steering lock and remove steering lock assembly.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
If necessary for access or service remove the steering wheel. Except for on 1967-69 simulated wood wheels, be sure to use a steering wheel puller.
  1. Remove the nut/bolt from the upper intermediate shaft coupling, then separate the coupling from the lower end of the steering column.
  2. If equipped with a column mounted shifter, disconnect the transmission control linkage from the column shift tube levers.
  3. If equipped with a floor shifter, disconnect the backdrive linkage.
  4. Disengage all of the electrical connectors from the steering column assembly.
  5. Remove the floor pan cover-to-floor screws, the floor seal, and the cover.
  6. Remove the steering column bracket-to-instrument panel nuts and carefully lower the column. If equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the shift position indictor pointer.
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  1. Remove the column from the vehicle.
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  1. Position the steering column in the vehicle. If equipped with an automatic transmission, connect the shift position indicator pointer.
  2. Raise the column into position, then install the column bracket-to-instrument panel nuts and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  3. Install the floor pan seal and cover, then secure using the retaining screws.
  4. Engage all of the electrical connectors to the steering column assembly.
  5. If equipped with a floor shifter, connect the backdrive linkage.
  6. If equipped with a column mounted shifter, connect the transmission control linkage to the column shift tube levers.
  7. Connect the intermediate shaft coupling to the lower end of the steering column, then secure using the nut/bolt.
  8. If removed for access or service, align the matchmarks and install the steering wheel.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

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