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    Steering Improvements?

    I'm thinking the steering could be better than it is on my Ingersoll 3XXX. If you know of any ideas in the vault, what should I be searching?

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    What problems do you see? Most can be addressed with tight rod ends, properly adjusted toe-in and gear lash adjustment. Other than that, worn gears can be replaced.

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    Get after market pin ones pull frame tight to axle that set axle straight up and turn easier. increase tire pressure help have less tire surface on ground.

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    It has a pretty heavy turning effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilysDad View Post
    It has a pretty heavy turning effort.
    You likely need to do a thorough inspection of the various components for binding. Jack the front end up and feel the movement in each of the linkages. If the gear sector is fine, there are the three ball joints and the two spindle to axle joints to inspect.

    Tire pressure should be checked, too.

    There's a steering system adjustment manual on this site in the references.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilysDad View Post
    It has a pretty heavy turning effort.
    There a a few things than can cause that:
    1:tire pressure. I like to overinflate a little to minimize the contact patch at the ground.
    2: Jack the front wheels off the ground and turn them side to side manually. should be almost effortless. If not, remove the spindles from the axle, clean the axle bore and spindle well and grease.
    3. a bent axle can mess up the spindle angle and cause problems. Check for this by comparing the two sides, or to another machine if available.

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    You can also search for "Poor Man's Power Steering" in this forum, although all the above suggestions should be checked and addressed first.

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