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After many years of hard use, my STX38 is getting harder and harder to steer.
Even removing the weight from the spindles before greasing doesn't help very much.
It doesn't appear that it is designed to be overhauled as the steering arms are welded to the kingpins. I assume I would have to grind the weld off, source some sort of new bushing or bearing and re-weld it.
Has anyone done something like this?
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Bit of a zombie thread, but exactly the subject matter I'm into...

I recently purchased an STX46, and it has the steering spindle/axle opening worn on one side.
It basically has the effect of allowing the wheel to conspicuously lean in at the top.
The axle assembly is common to the black deck STX38 as far as I can tell.
Buying a new one is out of the question, and used ones may be just as bad, and take time and effort to track down.

So, per the OP's question, anyone take one of these apart and repair it in the past seven years since this thread was posted?
I'm considering grinding the top arm off the spindle and disassembling it, hoping to install a bushing or otherwise take the slop out.
I have a welder to get it back together...
 
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