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Old 10-20-2016, 01:21 PM
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Thanks guys...well, the model number is 17WF2BDS056...underneath that number is 380-651

If I jack up the front tend, should I be able to see the problem?
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:35 PM
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10 days later.....

No, you will have to remove the cover. It is likely the deck will also have to be removed. I don't know if the floor pan covers the linkage. The part pic isn't clear as to where exactly the linkage is. It's either underneath the machine, or under the floor pan.

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Old 10-20-2016, 02:17 PM
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First thing I would do is jack it up and disconnect the front tie rods at each front wheel. Then confirm they both go thru the full left turn right turn movement by hand before taking it further.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:22 PM
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"10 days later..." Are we dating? Didn't mean to keep you waiting by the phone...but, you know, got things to do.

I'll get it off the ground and have a look-see....and try disconnecting the tie rods and see what's happening.
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:00 PM
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A mobile mechanic stopped by to work on my zero turn mower's steering issue, removed the shield on the front that covers all the steering linkages and removed debris from, I believe, the cavity above the wheel. Since then I was able to turn the wheels all the way to the left.

Now I am not able to turn the wheels all the way to the right. I removed the shield and tried poking around in the cavity above the right wheel. Not much effect. All the parts look like they're in good order.

Any thoughts?
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