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49er swGA    Posted 03-13-2019 at 19:15:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes!!!
    Thank you for the help guys, I was able to finish cleaning up fallen limbs from the area I was working on when the steering quit steering...
    The job was`nt a bad one, and thinking back, the worst of it was repairing several things I`ve been procrastinating on, such as that battery box "floor", plus them dog legs needed new fastening hardware and finding bolts for the spots that were missing them and had corroded the heads off...


    Thanks Again,
    Dennis

    Kimberly    Posted 03-14-2019 at 19:54:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Glad to hear you got it done. The steering on the Old Girl is a bit loose; I tried the adjustments on the sides of the box but it made it worst. So I guess a rebuild of the steering box is in my future.

    49er swGA    Posted 03-14-2019 at 20:18:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I reckon I might aughtta read up on adjusting being as I`m not sure what those adjusters you mention are supposed to adjust...

    Hopefully someone can enlighten us??

    I`ve noy found any leaks yet though...
    Dennis

    Kimberly    Posted 03-14-2019 at 20:29:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I can't remember, I asked on here back last summer and they gave me some instructions. There are two nuts with screws, you back off on the nut, then use a screwdriver to make adjustments for backlash or something.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-15-2019 at 14:03:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The link goes to a picture of your tractor from last year. You have the later 8N box but regardless of which box you have, you adjust the sector closest to the steering column first.

    Center the steering and then remove both drag links. Back off the lock nuts several turns. With the later 8N box adjust the screw which is on the left side of your tractor. That removes the play from the right side sector. Once you have that correct, turn the lock nut back into position and tighten it.

    Then repeat, using the screw on the right side to adjust the left sector.

    In both cases adjust by swinging the steering wheel gently side to side while observing the appropriate sector shaft You want all of the play out of it without causing binding when operating the steering lock to lock.

    Instructions for the early 8N box are just the opposite. Adjust the screw on the right side first.

    Re-install the drag links. Centering should not have changed but check it.

    My 860 adjusted the same as the later 8N.

    Jack

    49er swGA    Posted 03-15-2019 at 21:07:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you Jack,
    Today, I re-read the adjustment procedure in FO4 which made me decide to adjust it accordingly...
    Thanks for the link too...
    I had put it back together "As Is" because it was working OK, BUT as I drove, I was paying attention to the "freeplay" which isn`t much, but will try to get what little there is out...

    I can ALWAYS rely on our Gurus here...

    Thank you again NTC Gurus,
    Dennis

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-16-2019 at 06:16:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you Dennis.

    I'm hardly a guru! Just happened to be a procedure I've done and am familiar with. Glad I could help.

    Jack

    49er swGA    Posted 03-14-2019 at 20:45:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What with me, Not knowing, I left those adjustments alone, I simply replaced the "grenaded" bearing then, after cleaning and examining everything put the sectors into their holes without adjusting nothing...

    duey    Posted 03-13-2019 at 22:00:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • So often the WORRY is worse than the WORK!!!

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