Super C steering gear

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Super C steering gear

Postby jostev » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:25 am

the steering gear on our Super C is pretty bad, so we're thinking of rotating the gear, can you do that? I thought reading/hearing somewhere that you can, we've got the front axle off, do we just take the bottom "plate" off the front end and the gear also comes down? also, can I shim the bearing that the steering shaft rotates on? the bearing is pretty much junk, it grinds and clicks alot, going to get a new one, but the shaft moved frontwards and backwards alot with the nut on the shaft, should that move or stay pretty tight?

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Re: Super C steering gear

Postby XFARMA » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:55 am

Hi Johnny, I just put new seals in mine, take out the 4 bolts on the collar in back of the plate and the hole assembly should come out of the housing, the nut in the center of the plate is on a bolt that holds the bearing assembly together there is no head on this bolt just i round flat plate with a cork gasket under the plate. I had to press the bearing and gear off the shaft to get it apart. I think you can turn the shaft and gear 180' but I think that will put the bolt holes in the plate towards the rear of the tractor instead of out front if this is not a concern it should work fine, the only thing that keeps the shaft from turning 360* are the 2 stops on the collar. Hope this helps. Chuck
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Re: Super C steering gear

Postby jostev » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:17 am

thanks, we have the whole assembly in the parts washer right now, cleaned it a little last night, thanks, we'll try and pull/press the gear etc off, it has a wide front end, so will the bracket being mounted backwards cause problems? especially with the tire rods? the gear looks worn a bit, but when everything was still together the bearing up front on the steering shaft (from the steering wheel) moved in/out alot, is that supposed to happen? or should/could that be shimmed?

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Re: Super C steering gear

Postby XFARMA » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:46 pm

Mine doesn't move in & out at all and I'm not sure about the wide front end, mine is tricycle. good luck.
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Re: Super C steering gear

Postby jostev » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:25 pm

ok, thanks, our bearing wasn't on the shaft completely, it just slid off basically... i told myself I wasn't going to get myself into alot of trouble here :lol:

Johnny


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