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sticky steering

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I have noticed over the last few mowing my 165's steering has felt, for a lack of a better term, sticky.

I have greased all the point with grease zerks and checked the wheel bearings, they are fine.

any ideas?
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I thought the same thing but i get the same result with the wheels off the ground. I am wondering if I hit the steering gears with some wd40 if it would help or i would just be a waste.
Thanks for the advice. I will take a look at them tomorrow.
You could jack it up again, and have someone wiggle the wheel back and forth just a little, and you might be able to see where the bind is. It just might be some crud stuck in the sector gear for the steering.
WD40 is a good solvent, not such a great lube. I'd suggest a real oil to lube the pivot points.
I did use a grease gun on the grease zerks. It's an odd feeling, it almost feels like the steering column is rusty, but it may be binding somewhere or just dirty. I appreciate the advice If all else fails I will take some grease from the grease gun and put a dab on the sector gear.
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