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  1. #1
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    Nov 2004

    Default Steering Issue

    I was mowing last night with my 2186, my steering broke- ball joint/tie rod end, was able to wire it back together to finish mowing

    I think Ill replace all four ends, anybody else had this issue?

  2. #2
    Platinum Member
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    Jun 2004

    Default Re: Steering Issue

    It was quite common on the older models like my 1450. I bought new tie-rod ends and then made a temporary repair on the bad ones by greasing them and then taking a center punch and dimpling the metal all around the ball. I saved the repaired ones for emergency use when one failed again. My 3235 has much heftier ends and hasn't had a problem for the 8 years I've owned it (amazingly still has the factory battery also).

    Bob B.

  3. #3
    Veteran Member Carl_NH's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
    Coastal NH
    01 Kubota B21TLB, 2010 Ferris 52" ZTR, Cub Cadet 1811, Gravely Super8

    Default Re: Steering Issue

    Yep - my 1811 had one afer 12 years so replaced them - hitting a rock with the front wheels seems to shorten their life considerably.

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