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Steering Help needed Deutz 1817 (6500 / 17gth)

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truckin88
Hey guys as posted below just got my duetz. The steering is wacky. It steers fine for some time, but it is like the gears skip and can't mesh after a while, but then if you work the wheel back and forth, they come back together. Any ideas? Pulled the steering wheel, will pull the gas tank soon, I looked down there, looks like a nest of grass etc. So hopefully the shop vac will clean it up. Hard to see what is going on.

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RayS
Here`s the parts manual. http://bsintek.basco.com/BriggsDocumentDisplay/default.aspx?filename=heCBEN8apNYrE3CBh54bp796Dq Owners manual http://bsintek.basco.com/BriggsDocumentDisplay/default.aspx?filename=heCyEN8ctG2rE3CGh5kbp796Dq I have the repair manual on PDF. file if you are interested send your email address in a private message and I will send it to you.

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JohnMBerst
There is a small formed sheet metal part with a nylon bushing, which you can see from under the tractor. This bushing is held in place by an extrusion, which can split causing wobble. Or the bushing is MIA. My best guess on why turns sometimes and not others. Parts manual page 10. Had to replace my in my 5212.5, which uses the same frame/parts. Pulling the tower is a "joy", but clean and grease/oil the vari-drive pivot points while you have it off.

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truckin88
Guys, I think I found the problem, the gear that is not on the steering shaft, the one that is on the pitman arm type bar, has a broken tooth, thats why when you turn one way it is ok, but if u try to recover from returning the other way it will not recover. Will this fit my tractor: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Simplicity-Deutz-Allis-613-Steering-Gears-/190616141870?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c619b802e or http://www.ebay.com/itm/Simplicity-4211H-Steering-Shaft-Gear-Assy-/180708698337?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1313e8e1 I already ordered new bushings from Jacks

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