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JD 2020 hydraulic steering. Steering wheel has free play. Clockwise the wheel seems like it unscrews and the travel is upward until it stops and now you can turn right. Going left from here, the steering wheel screws down until it stops and you can now turn left. The steering wheel travels up and down about 1" before steering is engaged.

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Indicates that e retaining unit at the top bearing of the steering box has come loose and the shaft is moving up and down unrestrained by that top bearing

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did you pull out the button cut off switch on the bottom of the sprinkler?

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SOURCE: JD 2030 power steering failure

either the steering arm in the bell housing on the right side of the tractor is striped or the colume is broken internaly. the is asuming that all tie rod ends and the bell crank are still atatched.

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SOURCE: John deere 68 riding mower steering column won't

Just had same problem with my craftsmen. There is a very inadequate little nylon bushing supposed to keep that shaft stable. When worn out it allows that shaft to move and puts the gears in a bind. It is located on the end closest to arced gear where shaft hooks to drag link. Its a pain.

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sounds like a malfunctioning power steering motor.. or it could be the rack. remove the motor and see if the rack turns properly(without ant sticks or glitches) if it does replace the motor.

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SOURCE: Steering, The right front axle

1) there are also bushings which hold the axle assembly into the front cross member, take a look at those.
2) while you are at it, replace the front wheel bearings on both sides

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