Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:42 pm
BOSS, I just rebuilt the steering box on my 140HC and the top bearing was shot, put everything back together and it was a little better but today while cultivating beans it went right back to the same thing, the center pitman arm is riding up and down 1/2 to 3/4 inch, I know this has been covered before. But not after a rebuild I suppose the snap ring could have broken or and this is my question for you the 3 bolt retainer that holds the upper bearing, mine was worn down so I just fliped it upside down, so it was flat on both sides now I am wondering DID IT HAVE A LIP ON THE UPPER SIDE WHEN NEW TO KEEP THE BEARING TIGHT TO THE HOUSING?????????? I am going to have to break it down again anyhow just wondering what parts I need now.
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:16 pm
Rex, Here is a link to Messick's. You'll need to click on steering and then you can magnify and scroll to look at the parts: http://www.messicks.com/CAS/55885.aspx
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:23 pm
This is the kit I usehttp://www.ebay.com/itm/1981225C1-Case- ... 35c9fd0357
I am sure you will need the retainer if it was worn thin, I will look I may have one
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:26 pm
It shows as still being available
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:31 pm
I am just going to buy the clip and retainer and I will know for sure, I knew that clip was thin when I put it back on but thought I would get lucky, which in a way I guess I did because all the shafts and gears looked great.
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:54 pm
I hope I have learned a lesson, while you have it apart and the "C" clip only cost $3.49 its alot cheaper to replace it that having to take it apart again. Sure enough the old "C" clip was broken.
Now good as new.
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:55 pm
Hope all is well now
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