X500 Steering went out (Rack)
Hey Guys -
Great forum..I've learned much. From the information on this sight I ended up getting an x500 3 years ago and I have been pleased. It has about 230 hours on it without a hickup. This past weekend I loaned it to my neighbor and he said there was a lot of play in the steering and it was catching. It wasn't like that when I let him borrow it.
When I got it back..I took the deck off and the rack (gear plate) was completely worn and the teeth rounded off in the middle center (area of most use). The pinion wasn't worn at all. It looks like if I remove the three bolts from the rack and maybe the steering arm, I can replace the rack w/o too much hastle.
Has anyone seen the steering go out on a JD? Any tips on swaping out the rack plate. I also ordered new bushings incase that also was part of the problem. Any assitance appreciated. The grass is still growing....^^^^