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Loose Steering

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babbsrw
I didn't find much using a "loose steering" search. I have a Allis 410S with a lot of play in steering (1+ inch). It seems to be in the gear steering assembly at the bottom of the steering column. Is there anything in there replaceable? Or do I just have to find a new one? Basically looking for what to look at to find the problem. Thanks, Rich

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BruceH
There is an adjustment that can be made that may help. On the right side of the tractor (as you sit on it) above the footrest you will find a hole. In the hole you should see a threaded stud with a slot in the end. This stud threads into the steering box and can be screwed in to take play out of the steering. There is a large nut that is tightened over the stud and against the steering box to hold the stud in place once adjusted. You will need to loosen this before you make the adjustment. Hope this is of some help

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maxtorman1234
WHile sitting on the tractor, the access hole is on the right side. I just tried this adjustment, and it works great. My wheel moved about 4 inches each way, now it is much less. Thanks!

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clyde
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That's what I like about this place.....answers to problems you didn't even know you had. I find them all the time.
John, you are right on - I don't know how many times I've read a post and had "the light bulb go off".

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babbsrw
All, thanks for the great response. I took a ruler out and measured the play and it was actually 5 inches. I tightened the stud in the steering box and most of the play is gone. Got an inch or so now, but that is in the play in where the steering wheel attaches to the column. A slightly bigger bolt should fix that. Still may take the steering box apart for fun per UCD's picture and instruction. Thanks, always great help and solutions here. Rich

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Terry_Hart
I have a little bit of a different problem with my AC 716H. It is hard to steer. I have the wide front tires, that I have overinflated. Tonight I stopped by the dealer to pick up a belt. They had a Soverien with an 18hp. It was on black top and steered pretty easy. Any ideas??

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