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How to replace steering gear on Craftsman indy 500 limited edition riding lawnmower

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Check with SearsPartsDirect they will help

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What kind of transmission is it gear or hydro ? What do you mean by not going into gear ?it wont move or you cant put it into the position such as 1,2 or f,r ?

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SOURCE: riding lawnmower older Craftsman 143406012 12hp searches for rpm/

the needle valve on carb is out of adjustment it should be turned all the way in & out 1-1/2 turns to 2 turns try that & let me know if i can further help ya

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take the side pannels off of dash there are a few bolts & the steering column is held in by a long pin if i can further help e-mail me wade at

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SOURCE: my craftsman riding lawnmower 42"

The first thing to check is the wheels on the back corners of the deck....amke sure that they are set at the same height and that the bearings are not out of the wheel, which would allow the deck to sink lower on one side.
If all of that checks out then you have problems under the deck....
The bearings that hold the blades can wear allowing one of the blades to drop, or one of the blades could be bent which could cause it to cut fix that bearings will have to be replaced or the blades will have to be replaced if bent.....

These would be the causes for your mower to cut unevenly...


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check for water and debrie in float bowl and spark at plug

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take the side pannels off of dash there are a few bolts & the steering column is held in by a long pin if i can further help e-mail me wade at

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