Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Steering on the SST is through the vacuum actuators. do you have vacuum to the actuators from the intake manifold?
See link above.
You need a vacuum gage to check vacuum or just feel for it with your finger over the line. I can give you the Deere parts link, you will need to input model number and go to the parts list.
So you have one bad actuator. And both should have held the vacuum. You really need vacuum tester,but you can just suck on the switches to see if they will hold vacuum. But from what I gather, the actuator that did nothing, likley is bad.
All linkage in place and the the actuators are getting vacuum from the engine intake line? See link above, there is a s/n break, but very little difference between the two s/n breaks.
S/N is series number break. The break is up to 050000, and after 050001. The second link I sent is the 50001 and up. The first was 50000 and before. You say you lost all steering, so either the actuators are not moving the linkage, or something has came loose! If you have unit raised, can you get any movement from the steer wheels?
Can wheels be locked? Or can you move the wheels manually?
Tractor runs, but will only drive forward and back, with no steering movement? What would lock both front wheels? I assume the drive belt is on between the engine and transmission.
See drive belt routing above.
The rear axle drives f/r to steer like a zero turn, do you have f/r from the trans-axle? You may have drive problem, and not a steering problem.? I'm having a hard time determining what is not working!
Is the linkage from the hand wheel all attached and is moving when you turn the hand wheel?
Here is link to the steering adjustment. Have you checked the manual?
I'm at a loss. Let me opt out, maybe someone else has idea! Sorry. Please do NOT respond to me or it will lock your question.
hello My name is***** do have a few ideas or thoughts in this matter..
eerything is in working order like the sterring gear etc?
you might have a bad gear or maybe a bushing that might no good.. Can you still move the sterring wheel?
have you checked the tranny?
is there anything inside that might be slipping or locked up..