Steering Play

Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:59 pm

So whilst we've got this '48 all torn apart and because the gasket in the steering gear box is leaking - I thought :-)

Let's what can be done to take the play out of the gears. The ball joints are tight. Can the gear be turned to another wear surface. Is it the worm gear or.....

Ken

Re: Steering Play

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:04 pm

Ken,

Yes, while you have it torn down, turn the worm gear 1/2 a turn to have a new gear surface.

Re: Steering Play

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:11 pm

I have noticed that most of the play on my 48 cub and 67 lo-boy is from the worm gear pushing up on the steering rod. When you turn the wheel watch the rod or shaft. Mine seems to push out of the bolster. May be there is a washer or shim that can be used on the end of the rod to take up the play. Not sure if there is but I think it would take up alot of the play in mine.

Re: Steering Play

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:47 pm

Pete, sounds like you may have a washer missing. The shaft shouldn't work up and down that way.

Re: Steering Play

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:54 pm

Well I wasnt trying to steel your thread but I did notice no spacer when I had my stearing apart. pvf1799 check it out it may be your problem too.

Thanks Yogie

Re: Steering Play

Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 pm

Hi ya Pete - No worries. I just reviewed the parts diagram and listing and don't see a spacer called for.

Re: Steering Play

Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:54 pm

Here's a page from the GSS-1411 Blue Ribbon Service Manual: Image

#'s 6,7, and 23 are thrust washers.

Bob

Re: Steering Play

Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:01 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Here's a page from the GSS-1411 Blue Ribbon Service Manual: Image

#'s 6,7, and 23 are thrust washers.

Bob


Hi Bob - they sure did some major redesign at some point after 1948. My #6 is an oil seal, #7 is the steering shaft bearing w/oil seal and 23 is the steering gear arm.

Ken