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by nickfair
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Excessive Steering Play
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Excessive Steering Play

Thanks, I'll try diesel. I've tapped the puller as I've tightened it though.
by nickfair
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Excessive Steering Play
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Excessive Steering Play

Got the steering nut off. Now trying to get the steering wheel off. Applied WD40 copiously for weeks to the steering wheel shaft spline. Used a puller but the steering wheel won't budge and is starting to deform. Any other suggestions how to remove it so i can replace the bearings? I notice on the r...
by nickfair
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Excessive Steering Play
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Excessive Steering Play

Thanks, I tried turning it hard left then trying to undo the nut but it didn't feel good when the pressure went on hard so I backed off as I didn't want to risk damaging something. I'm sure I'll get there in the end though.

Nick
by nickfair
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Excessive Steering Play
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Excessive Steering Play

Thanks for coming back to me with your solutions. I'll try the 42mm socket and chain; I was hoping there would be a way to lock the steering to secure it whilst wrestling with the steering wheel nut. I'll see how it goes.

Cheers

Nick
by nickfair
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Excessive Steering Play
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Excessive Steering Play

The steering shaft has a lot of play as does the rocker shaft. To enable me to progress with this I am trying to remove the steering wheel. The steering nut is proving impossible to undo. Can anyone let me know how they have removed this nut and steering wheel? I've been spraying WD40 copiously. Als...
by nickfair
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Excessive Steering Play
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Excessive Steering Play

Thanks for the info, I'll have a look at that and see how it goes. Cheers Nick
by nickfair
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Excessive Steering Play
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Excessive Steering Play

Started using my 59 Dexta on the road and noticed the nearside steering drop arm from the rocker shaft moves excessively (unlike the offside which is ok) causing the wheel to oscillate left and right. It is even more noticeable with weight on the back. Can anyone help me to solve this one? Thanks Nick
by nickfair
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front wheel bearing & spindle
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Re: Front wheel bearing & spindle

Job done. Delayed because of faulty spindle but Emmark replaced it without any problem. Pleased to say the bearings fitted just right without the need for any work. Thanks for your help. Cheers Nick
by nickfair
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front wheel bearing & spindle
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Re: Front wheel bearing & spindle

Thanks the freezer it is then. Cheers Nick
by nickfair
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front wheel bearing & spindle
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Re: Front wheel bearing & spindle

I've started removing the spindle bushes using a socket extension. The bottom one is about half way out and I'm now thinking how am I going to get the new bushes in? They'll be a very tight fit. Looking into hand reamers/ flapper wheel to get the new bush to the right size but not sure of the best w...
by nickfair
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front wheel bearing & spindle
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Re: Front wheel bearing & spindle

Thanks guys for your advice and info. Really helpful. I plan to work on it this weekend so I'll see how it goes. Much appreciated Nick
by nickfair
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front wheel bearing & spindle
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Re: Front wheel bearing & spindle

Thanks for your advice Tim, I'll give it a go.

Much appreciated

Nick
by nickfair
Sun May 31, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front wheel bearing & spindle
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Front wheel bearing & spindle

Hi, I could do with a bit of help with this please: In the process of replacing the wheel bearing I've found that the stub axle thread is so worn (stripped) that I can't tighten the castle nut. Seems I'll need to replace the spindle? The Dexta manual shows a thrust bearing + upper and lower spindle ...