455 with a wobble in the steering colum


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455 with a wobble in the steering colum

tvette410 want to buy a 455, the one i looked at has a wobble when u take hold of the steering wheel. he told me this is comman with the 455 and that its easy to replace. any ideas
ross Probably the nut that holds the steering wheel on is loose, but make sure the splines aren't stripped on the shaft or steering wheel.
bontai Joe Is it the wheel itself that is loose? or does the steering shaft have a wobble in it? The steering wheel can be easily replaced. Replacing the shaft is a little more "fun".
tvette410 i wish it was only the wheel but its in the shaft it will go up and doen right or left i have driven it but it just bugs me that there is a wobble there anither guy said there is a bushing at top and at the bottom that might be worn out
Jeff Greene I have/had a 455 with the same problem. If you disassemble dash/console you'll find a plastic bushing that's all worn out... it's an easy fix. The bushing cost a buck or two.
Mark Fletcher I have the same problem with my 330, the bushing that has come loose is the bottom one. To replace it I need to remove the steering shaft. Has anyone else had to do this? Any advice on the best way to proceed? I'm trying to get the steering shaft's lower u-joint off of the splined shaft that comes out of the steering box, but it seems the steering box shaft was deformed because the u-joint will only come off to a point then it sticks. A second problem I see with this plan is that I don't think there's enough "play" in the steering shaft to get the u-joint off the steering box shaft in the first place, but I assume it will work because I can't see how the steering shaft could have been installed otherwise in the first place. Plan B is to remove the steering box, but that plan mostly looks like a good way to screw up a good tractor and my knuckles. Any and all advice appreciated, thanks.


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