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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My riding mower is hard to turn , why ?

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my riding mower is hard to turn , why ?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. I will be happy to assist you. Did our problem occur suddenly, or gradually, over a period of time?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Gradually
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.

Do you have the model numbers for your mower? I would like to pull up a diagram of your steering.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will have to get that when it gets day lite.
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.

No problem. With a diagram, I can see exactly what you have. Have your mower been sitting, unused for long periods?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Just in the winter months
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.

Do you hear any unusual noises, when you are attempting to turn your steering wheel?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
A little squiking
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for your reply. Will it be ok if you and I continue after I pull up your steering diagram?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.

Thanks. I rather not guess, due to me not knowing the actual model of your mower.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Model ####-##-####craftsman ys4500 Kohler 20 Hp
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for the model numbers. Do you have a way to lift your front wheels off the ground?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I can't at this time , I will have to get some help here . I will contact you when I do .
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.

This will be fine. Let me know, then you and I can do some troubleshooting.