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Figure out WHERE the play is for starters. Often it is the wear in the front axle kingpin that allow the axle to move back and forth with steering pressure. If the pinion and sector is worn, you can decrease the clearance between the gears by removing the sector and moving shims from the top to the bottom. If the pinion gear itself is worn it can usually be improved by removing it and flipping it over and rewelding it as it generally wears at one end of the teeth only. If the drag link ends are worn, they a simple R&R. For the steering gear adjustment it would help to get the tractor off the ground some unless you have arms less than a foot long.
 

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Axle kingpin is the "axle pivot", you must be referring to the spindles. Sounds like a little wear in both areas. There is a permanent repair for the axle bushing and pin in the form of a kit that both eliminates some slop in the actual pin and pulls the frame crossmember tight against the axle. Perhaps someone here knows the source.
 

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Ok thanks for that. I was thinking like old trucks, the kingpin is what the wheel steered on. So i thought the kingpins were the part of the spindle that was up in the axle.
True enough. A case could be made for either definition. Tractor parts manuals usually refer to spindle and wheel bearings when dealing with the extremities of the front axle.
 
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