Your Western Auto lawn tractor makes the onerous chore of keeping your yard well maintained simple, but when loose steering makes the task more difficult, several components may be the root of the problem. Use these troubleshooting and repair tips to help you keep your lawn traction steering like a dream when mowing.
If the steering on your lawn tractor feels extremely loose, or the wheels don't turn when you turn the steering wheel, the tie rod may be at fault. This component connects the steering mechanism to the wheels, and when damaged, won't operate properly. Replace the tie rod with compatible riding mower parts if it's damaged.
If your lawn tractor's steering is loose, and its front wheels point outward instead of in their natural straight-on position, the front axle may be the problem. Lawn tractor repair help for this issue includes adjusting the front axle, and if this fails to correct the issue, replacing the part.
Another common cause of loose steering on your lawn tractor is a defective steering kit. If your mower slips when you turn the steering wheel, this part needs to be removed and replaced. You should also replace your lawn tractor's wheel spindle if you feel wobbling combined with loose steering.
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