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We have a Sears Craftsman riding mower 917.258671 the steering wheel has a lot of play in it and has turned a full half turn when going straight. In other words the top of the steering wheel is at the bottom when going straight. There is a bolt at the bottom of the steering column that we can't remove and it appears that our problem is in that area. How do you remove the steering column or tighten the bolt at the bottom.

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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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Go to the above address, type in your model number
917.257280 just like this with a dot not a dash it will locate the tractor for you, go to the list on the left side of the page and select >>38" mower<< at the bottom of the Sub-components list and it will show you a picture of how it looks installed as well as all associated parts

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Go to www.searspartdirect,com Put in your model number and it will show you the schematic that you are looking for.

Good luck!

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