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I have a 1991 craftsman drive mover and need to replace the steering support shaft. please advise I have model # 917.255581
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Assuming your model number is 917.273100, go to ... http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action Enter the model number, hit search then scroll down to Ground Drive
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
If you do not the facilities to use an impact wrench, you will need to find to hold the pulley and you a breaker bar with a socket on it to get the pulley nut loose. I would use either"PB Blaster or Deep Creep" penetrating oil and spray it on the nut before you try to take it apart.
Or you may find a professional shop, take the deck to them and may may take the pulley off for a small fee.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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,
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
Mine did same thing, need to manually adjust choke. If you raise hood and adjust your throttle you will see that when you press up to choke that it actually hits & pushed in choke. But when you back off if it is like mine the choke doesn't come off, so I manually pulled choke to off & mine started right up. I am still trying to find how or where cable came off for the choke to be adjusted by throttle lever. That is why I was on here looking for photo of engine.
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
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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.
I took the steering apart and found that the drive pinion gear was sheared off the end of the steering shaft at the weld. I replaced the shaft and sector gear to fix this issue.
This fix requires good amount of mechanical disassembly to get the replacement parts in place so you might need to go to a shop to get a mechanic to fix this if you aren't set up for this kind of fix by disconnecting the mower deck and jacking up the front end to access the steering gear assembly and steering arm links.
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