Craftsman Steering Link Broke
I have a 2000 Craftsman LTX1000 w/ a 21.5 HP Intek V-Twin. This has been a great little all around utility tractor for mowing and pulling a cart or fertilizer etc...
On Saturday, all of a sudden the steering wheel spun and I had no steering. It appears the steering "Drag Link" broke. It appears that it was a ball & socket connection that has come apart, the socket popped right off the ball. It is on driver's side and below where the connecting rod is fastened right next to the front left wheel. I was able to fix it by using "Vice Grips" to compress them and it popped back on, only to pop off again a few minutes later. My question is what part do I replace? If I purchase a Drag Link from Sears parts-direct does it come w/ a Ball & Socket connetion that bolts through the plate on the front left?
Any help would be appreciated.
West Palm Beach, Florida