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I don't have an engine problem - it runs great. The problem is with the front wheels. The right tire is pointing out when the left front is straight. It makes it extremely difficult to control and to make turns. What can I do? I bought the tractor in April of this year - Poulenc pro 42" 19 horse power.

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

I bought it from Home Depot in Aiken SC - new. I can look at the sales slip and tell you for sure, but I believe it was April. Yes I have been struggling with this the last 2 times I used it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If it is a simple fix - I can do it. At this point I just want the problem resolved.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I don't think so - I have the tractor in the yard with the right front tire off. I was trying to determine if the axel was bent or if there was a visible problem.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

normally this is caused by a bend drag link, and or a bent wheel spindle. what model / product of mower is this? model / product is normally under the seat of the machine

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Poulan pro pp19a42
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I prefer not having to pay more money.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

f​ollow the link provided and look at #5 and #62. These are the most common issues.

I am not able to tell which is your issue as I cannot see them, but can look if you can upload pics.

https://www.partstree.com/parts/poulan/mowers-lawn-garden-tractor/pp19a42-96046007800-poulan-pro-lawn-tractor-2015-09/steering/

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