When the pinion gear on your John Deere lawn and garden tractors breaks, you have two choices for replacement: buying new pinion gear or replacing it with different pinion gear.
While both methods work, one can offer benefits to the user over the other. For example, using a new set of pinion gears can provide the user with a more aggressive turn of the wheel as well as a better ride comfort level.
Thus, offering different sets of gears provides more options for users to purchase and use. Another benefit of using newer gears is that they may have more technology added to them such as electronic controlled arms or electronic steering system.
This can help with future technology updates as well as saved money in purchasing new stuff because of the technology already present.
Find the correct size drill bit
When changing the size drill bit, you have to make sure that you have the right drill bit for the job.
Many John Deere steering pinions require a smaller size drill bit than others. This is due to different sized holes being drilled for the bottom bracket and wheel trunions.
Some holes are larger in diameter than others, making one size of drill bit needed for some jobs versus another. When installing a new pinion on your John Deere, make sure to get a same size drill bit as the one needed for that pinion.
Decide how far you want to angle the steering wheel
Once you’ve determined how far you want to angle the steering wheel, it is time to replace the pinion gear die–cast pinion gear.
Replace the pinion gear every ten years or so, depending on how much you use your tractor. If you are constantly using your tractor while it is turning and rotating, then it is wearing out faster.
To keep track of which one you have, there is a small black mark on the front of the pinion gear that looks like a stamp. There are two sides of the pinion that must be aligned when replacing it.
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Remove the steering wheel
Once you have your new gear in, it is time to put it in! You will need to remove the old one first by using a die-hard thread-cutting tool. Then, use your new pinion gear to install it!
To avoid breaking the gear when installing, try your best to keep the gear parallel to the shaft at all times. If there is any doubt, then give it a little bit of a turn and see if the pinion moves. If so, go ahead and continue!
Once you have installed both pinions and connected them, test your steering to make sure you are able to change directions or stop on a dime. If necessary, put some thread-lock on and let them stay that way for awhile until the next season begins.
Remove the John Deere pinion gear and drill out the hole
When replacing the pinion gear, you must replace both sides of the pinion gear. The inner ring of the gear rides inside the outer ring to shift into a higher or lower position.
To remove the pinion gear, you must first remove the splines on either side of the gear to free it up. Then you can remove the axleman arm and pinion gear.
To install, start with one wheel mounted, then both wheels can be removed. This takes some good leverage and practice! Once both sides are out, you can drill out the new pinion gear.
Put the new gear in and re-drill if necessary
Once you have the new gear in, it is time to put it in! Re-drill the pinion socket once to make sure it fits and that it moves freely.
If you bought your new pinion from John Deere, then the re-drill part of the process is already done for you. You can now enjoy driving your tractor without having to do it again!
If you bought the new pinion from another source, make sure to check the supplier’s website or phone line to see if they have a tutorial on how to put it in and drive your tractor. If not, you can still call John Deere and they can help you!
If your new gear has no unnecessary threads on them, then just thread them out with a rotary tool and then go around again with a sharp knife or hammer to make them look like a proper pinion.
Test your work by trying to turn the wheel from both directions
If you can turn the wheel only in one direction, your pinion gear has enough clearance to not bind when turning the wheel. If you can turn the wheel in both directions, your gear is too small.|endoftext|>
If you can’t replace the pinion gear without cutting off power or removing the steering arm, then your option is to try a different one. Most John Deere steering arms are replaceable, and some are even adjustable.
Some have used carbon fiber pins replaced with rubberized ones, or even just steel wool and bolts.