Assemble steering gearbox and shaft – John Deere 318 User Manual
NOTE: A steering gearlash adjustment shim is available
through the parts catalog.
27. Check preload adjuster (A) end clearance with a
feeler gauge as shown. If clearance is greater than 0.05
mm (0.002 in.), order and install shim (B).
ASSEMBLE STEERING GEARBOX AND
IMPORTANT: Always use new seals and gasket.
Damaged or used parts will leak.
NOTE: Apply clean multipurpose grease on all internal
parts during assembly.
1. Install new worm shaft bearing cup in gearbox
housing, if removed, using a driver set.
2. Install new needle bearing in gearbox housing, if
removed, using a driver from JDG457 Steering Gear
316, 318 & 420 Lawn and Garden Tractors