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Cub 154 Steering Column

Postby bookman51 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:02 pm

I finally got the steering wheel and the dash off my cub. The steering column appears to be full of brown oil. I assume it is just water in oil, but there supposed to be oil in the steering column? No finding anything in my service manual. I suppose it could be oil in the steering box and it filled up over the years with water somehow. A bit puzzled.
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Re: Cub 154 Steering Column

Postby Eugene » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:29 pm

It's a Ross type steering sector. Takes grease, not oil.
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Re: Cub 154 Steering Column

Postby Landreo » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:56 am

The steering box has a grease fitting that maybe someone kept filling until it reached the column but that would be a lot of grease. Someone may have filled the column with oil for some reason or the steering column may just be filled with dirty brown water. There normally would be no grease or oil in the steering column just grease in the gear box.

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Re: Cub 154 Steering Column

Postby bookman51 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:48 am

So I assume I just got water in the column and I need to drain it out. I also assume since it is grease, there is a grease zerk down there somewhere. Thanks

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Re: Cub 154 Steering Column

Postby Duner » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:10 pm

I believe the Zerk is at the very bottom of the steering shaft. Might be recessed a little bit. It is easy enough to find. Mine has a pipe plug on the box, you could stick a wire in there and see what you find. Grease, water or oil.

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Re: Cub 154 Steering Column

Postby Eugene » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:30 pm

There is a cap, frequently missing, in the center of the steering wheel. If the cap is missing, this will permit rain water to enter the steering sector.

As Duner stated, there is supposed to be a grease zerk at the bottom of the steering sector. The steering sector is packed with grease at the factory and upon rebuild.
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Re: Cub 154 Steering Column

Postby bookman51 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:46 am

Thanks for the help


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