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Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby Redfred1 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:19 pm

It appears that my gear teeth of my steering shaft are worn. Since I dont know what a good one looks like, can some one confirm and possibly suggest a replacement source?

https://imgur.com/gallery/cqIbT

Appreciate it!

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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby tst » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:42 pm

I do not see much wrong aside from the pitting, that should work fine, if the splines were worn out it would be sloppy inside the gear where it fits

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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby Redfred1 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:03 pm

Thank you Sir! The faces of the teeth have rounded over, since I don't have a measurement for the teeth dimension, I was concerned they might be too short.

Thanks!

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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby Glen » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:20 pm

Hi,
Below are pics of the shaft and gear at TM Tractor.
If the gear has no play on the splines, it should be ok. I'm not sure how much play is too much.
You can turn the gear around 1/2 turn on the splines from where it was before, and it will use the gear teeth that have never been used, unless someone turned it around before. Look closely at the teeth, and see if they have been used, or look unused.

I would use some 400 grit, or finer, sandpaper and polish where the oil seal runs on the shaft. It should be smooth where the seal runs. Wipe off all sanding with a clean rag. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gst ... ft_001.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gst ... 21_001.htm

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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby Redfred1 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:48 pm

Looks like all the teeth have the same wear... also there was no oil in the housing. It was packed full of grease.

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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby Moondoggie » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:06 pm

:D Grease BAD!! Found mine like that from PO. It can't flow to lub the worm gear etc. But mine had the front disk leaking badly. Simple fix, and now all's well with new shaft seal too. :{_}:

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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby inairam » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:42 am

See current post viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97778 to see is fill plug is vented. PO may have used grease because of the leak because the plug vent was not there or is clogged
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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:10 pm

The normal wear is on the gear that shaft goes in, where it is turned by the steering shaft worm gear.
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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby Redfred1 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:55 pm

Ok... thanks!

Yeah, I have a hole in one of the square ended plugs which I believe is the vent. I have not pulled the plug yet, but the hole has not been painted over.

When I reassemble and refill the unit, I will use gear oil as recommended.

Thanks for the comments... much appreciated!

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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm

I assume you are going to put a new seal on the bottom shaft, if not most likely the oil will just run out.
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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby Redfred1 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:17 pm

No way! I like to clean oil puddles!

Ok, new seals all around!

Thanks!

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Re: Worm Wheel Steering Shaft

Postby Glen » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:06 pm

Hi,
Here are the new seals at TM Tractor, if you want to see them.
They have gaskets and other steering parts there too. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/st/369fp.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/st/476fp.htm


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