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What part will I need to fix my Craftsman mower, the front wheels are out of alignment?

I have a Craftsman LT2000 mower model 917-275761. The front wheels are out of alignment. The Stabilizer bar rubbers worn at both ends. What part do I need to fix this problem?

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willy powers
I have a Craftsman Model 917.289071 riding mower. The front wheel on the right side is way out of alignment. the thing is it is not connected to the other via the many videos showing a rod that when removed can be hammered straighter and all is well. anyone know anything on my specific riding mower?
by willy powers
June 17th
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Joey S
I assume the stabilizer bar rubbers you are referring to is key#26 which is referred to has drag link bushings. See images below.

Worn bushing Key#26) would only cause a very slight alignment issue. You did not state how far the wheels are out of alignment. The only way that the wheels can become out of alignment is if the front wheel(s) was to hit something to bend the spindle (key#3&4), tie rod (key#32), or drag link (key#10). See image below. Without physically being there I will not be able to say with any certainty which part(s) are bent and in need of replacement. If the bushings are worn, I recommend replacing them first and if the wheels are still out of alignment I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your mower.
by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Craftsman
October 19th, 2009
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