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Craftsman Lawn Mower Model#917258860 won't turn left

16 years ago

I just bought a Craftsman Lawn Mower with a 46" deck, and a 18 hp motor, the only problem is that the lawm mower will turn right with ease, but when it turns left it is hopping of the gears, and now has stripped out the gears. I replaced the steering shaft, the gear, and the draglink going to the fron tires and it hasn't corrected the problem. Any idea of what else it could be? I am running out of things to check, the only thing left that it could be is that the lawn mower leans to the left a little, and I am wondering if that is what is causing the gears to "hop" when I turn the mower to the left.

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