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Front wheel alignment - points to right after hitting something 917.287132

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
October 3rd, 2013

-Right front wheel hit corner of rock wall while making a turn and now points to the right when left wheel is straight ahead. Steering still works but damagaes lawn when mowing.

-Replaced the right spindal assembly and it made an improvement, but right front still has 'toe out'

-Ready to order a new RH drag link

-Is there an 'adjustable' drag link available that will fit 20 HP 46" mower Model 917.287132?

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Thank you for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. I am sorry to hear about hitting the corner of the rock wall with the tire, I know how frustrating it is to have a unalligned tire that damages the lawn when mowing and turning.

Before replacing the drag links with the adjustables, I would highly recommend checking the center bolt on the front axle. It may be loose after hitting the wall or has become loose over time and may be the culprit or part of the issue.

Pull the wheels back in from the toe out position and watch the front axle to see if it rocks in the frame channel. If so, the center bolt is loose and if you tighten it up, the toe out should disappear. I would also recommend checking the steering gear and tightening it down if needed. 

If by chance tightening the front axle and steering gear don't make a significant difference (which it should) and you want to put on the adjustable drag links, I have included them below for both left and right side if needed. However, I have seen instances where the adjustable draglinks can cause sloppy steering.

DRAG LINK FOR TIGHT TURN TRACTORS RIGHT SIDE 

DRAG LINK FOR TIGHT TURN TRACTORS LEFT SIDE

I would only look at purchasing the adjustable draglinks after checking all other sources. Hopefully these suggestions will help you nail down the issue and let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.  

     
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