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motorhead110

Well, some may know that I pulled my 3212v out of the woods a few weeks ago. We worked out all the bugs except for one.

I was driving it around yesterday and noticed it was steering very hard. I lubed EVERYTHING and its still steering hard. So, i believe it is the differential. Is there any way to fix this with out tearing the rear end off?

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ReedS

There are several causes for a locked diff. Two common problems are A)improper internal thrust washer installation, and B) left hand axle lock collar slippage. No need to remove the transaxle though you may have to remove the right hand hub to check thrust washers. I would also do this to inspect the differential pinion gears as metal chunks can also cause the diff to lock up, of course if you have chunks there are other problems going on in there too!

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Brettw

A locked differential should not make "steering hard", depending on your definition of that statement. Your statement sounds like it is hard to turn the steering wheel and components. That would be different than easily turning the wheel, but the tractor is not turning? That would likley be a diff problem, where, even though the front wheels are turned, the tractor wants to drive straight.

Not sure which issue you are having?

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perry
quote:Originally posted by Brettw

A locked differential should not make "steering hard", depending on your definition of that statement. Your statement sounds like it is hard to turn the steering wheel and components. That would be different than easily turning the wheel, but the tractor is not turning? That would likley be a diff problem, where, even though the front wheels are turned, the tractor wants to drive straight.Not sure which issue you are having?


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id="quote">Agree with above, is the steering wheel tight to turn or tractor still going straight with the wheels turned ?.

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perry

first i would start with the hard steering . disconnect the steering arm and make sure the spindles turn good , then go after the steering gear and spray lube the heck out of it and try heat. may have to pull the gear out and free it up that way.

I have a Allis B-10 that is full posi. it turns ok but sometimes wants to go straight. i have front AG's and front counter weight on it. i use it only in dirt so the posi has some give.

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