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Re: Ingersoll 222 Steering
Two likely causes:
1. the sector gear needs to be adjusted upward to mesh with the pinion. Easy to do, just remove the nut holding the gear on the shaft, and check for the adjusting shims location. There are normally 2 or 3 and can be on the bottom or top of the gear. Placing them on the bottom moves the gear upward.
2. The gear itself is worn past the point that adjustment will help. That requires a replacement. If that's the case, and you are interested in a used part, drop me a PM. I was rearranging my parts stash and found a couple that I'll never need. Cheaper than new!