Need help with bolens 1700 hydro eliminator steering shaft and pinion year
Hello just recently picked up this bolens 1700 hydro eliminator. The steering wheel and shaft turns freely in the pinion gear and pulls right out. The whole shaft pulls out of the pinion gear and the gear stays in place. The bottom of the steering shaft seems like a pin goes through it. Pinion gear is still in place. Was wondering if I need a whole new steering shaft with the pinion gear attached or is there a shear pin that goes through the gear and shaft to hold them in place?
Also this tractor has a Kohler Magnum18 engine. Engine model number M18S. SPEC NUMBER 24513. Serial number 233281700. Is this the original engine for this tractor?
Engine kinda smokes a little bit smells like it's running rich. Original fuel pump was bypassed with a external fuel pump not sure if this pump is pumping too much gas. Any ideas?
I'll try to add pictures soon. Any help with how to repair the steering would be much appreciated.
Last edited by Bolens1700HydroEliminator; 04-29-2019 at 03:43 AM.