Riding Mower and Tractor: Loose steering

Mowing is difficult when you can't steer properly. If the steering wheel has too much play, check the tie rods, steering shaft and sector gear assembly. Replace any damaged parts. Problems with the wheels or the front axle can also affect the steering performance. A bent or worn wheel spindle or worn front axle won't allow you to steer the lawn tractor properly.

These repairs may help solve your Riding Mower and Tractor problem:

Replace the riding mower steering kit

Steering kit

If the steering for a riding lawn mower is loose or slips when turning the steering wheel, the complete steering kit may need to be removed and replaced.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Replace the riding mower tie rod

Tie rod

This repair involves removing and replacing the tie rod. If the steering is loose or the wheels don't turn with the steering wheel, then the tie rod may need to be replaced.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Replace the riding mower front axle

Front axle

Replace the front axle on your riding mower or lawn tractor if the front wheels point outward or the steering is loose.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Replace the riding mower wheel spindle assembly

Wheel spindle assembly

The wheel spindle of the mower may need to be replaced if it comes off or is wobbling.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.