Hello Fellow DIYers. I'm enjoying a semi-retired life here in PA. Like many of you, I like to do things myself if possible and I'm not afraid to learn and try new things. I just recently helped my brother-in-law install a new (used) transaxle in his mower only to have its steering go out a few days later. His old mower is kind of a metaphor on getting old. Don't throw it away when things don't work - just fix it. I believe a few bushings will tighten up the steering.
Ya'll have a blessed day and always keep safety first in all your doing.