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I have a Ford 120 garden tractor with the steering gears worn causing slop in the steering of the front wheels. The part list I have found has a picture of the sreering rod and pinion assembly, Part # 153467. Does this part number, if available, consist of the gear on the rod and the rack gear it matches with? Where are parts available?

Thanks for any info.

Lee

FORD 120
MODEL K301
SER# 2007431
SPEC 47238B
 

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your serial number should be on the lower left side of the grill houseing , www.messicks.com does also have parts diagrams and part priceing , but you will still need the tractors serial number
 

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oh and if its a rack and pinion style steering system , a very common part to wear out is the lower pinion shaft bushing , it holds the main steering shaft in place , when worn out it lets the shaft move away from the rack gear and products slop
 

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The main culprit on my 1450's steering slop was the Pinion shaft bushing as Ford boy has said. It appeared to be the gears but when I looked closer it was the bushing. The gears can also be adjusted to mesh tighter to compensate for wear. I made my own bushing complete with a grease fitting from a standard bolt.

It's pretty simple to do with possibly the hardest part being that you have to grind the weld off of the old bushing and tack weld the new one in. You might be able to find the right step bushing at an industrial bearing supply but finding the oem bushing will probably be tough.

There are lots of other parts that can cause slop: front spindles/wheel bearings, axle pivot, steering linkage, and the steering wheel bushing.
 

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