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Ariens rider steering problem

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I have an Ariens riding mower...46" with the Kohler 20HP engine. Model no. 93603900/A20K46YT. It has developed an issue that is beyond me.

Wife was mowing and said the mower would not turn. Sure enough it looked like something had been hit with 1 wheel as the tires were cambered out

badly. No visible damage but looked like either bent spindles or bent drag link arms. Bought new drag links...same problem. Bought new

spindles...wait for it- wait for it..same problem. There is no adjustment and the steering column has no missing teeth, is lined up centered on

the steering plate. There is no way to slide the pivot point of the steering plate.

Any ideas?

Sorry if this is in the wrong guy. Thanks for any help or guidance.

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Cars and trucks are designed to have the wheels go pigon tied if a tie rod breaks that way you can get to the side of the road.

Sounds like your tractor is doing just that. What happens and what does it look like when you remove pressure from the front axels by jacking it up?
Guess I'm not understanding your problem.

A picture would help.
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