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Old 06-17-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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I have a toro riding mower that will only turn right. When I try to turn left the steering wheel just spins

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Old 06-17-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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I have a toro riding mower that will only turn right. When I try to turn left the steering wheel just spins
If it's rack & pinion steering I guess the left side of the rack is stripped.
http://www.motorera.com/dictionary/p...k_steering.jpg

Price out a new rack before you lift a wrench in case the mower is old and the repair/replace decision is a close one.

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Old 06-17-2010, 09:05 PM   #3
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I guess you aren't going to be able to run that in any Nascar races.


Do you have hydraulic or mechanical steering?
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Look underneath the tractor. Is there a pinon and "sector gear"?

Probably the sector gear is missing some teeth.

Should be fairly easy to replace.
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Turn your blades around backwards and cut a chute on the left side of your deck and mow in circles. Ha just kidding. You may just have a pin missing or something simple. That is not a mishap I have heard of before.
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