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I've got a 1997 2166 that I'm renting with the thought of possibly of trading my 1640 for it.
It's got 30.5X32 tires crammed between the 30" rows, it seems like it doesn't steer well. Need to over-correct it when turning back in on the ends. When you turn, it isn't a fluent motion, it kind of steers in bursts if that makes sense. Turn the wheel and it gives resistance, then turns a bit easier, then more resistance, etc. Also, the steering wheel has a little wobble in it.
Any thoughts?
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We have a 2344 and it too has the wobble in the steering wheel, I have never took the time to pull it a part to investigate why it does this, but it has not been an issue and I never truly notice it out in the field or in transport.

As for your other issue, I would first look at the back linkages to insure there is no play and that it was greased and maintained properly. Do you notice a difference turning to the left or the right?
 

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there are plastic bushings at the top of the column just under the steering wheel that wear out, may be the problem.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. Got finished with the corn. I'm going to buy the machine, so I'll take a look at those bushings in the steering wheel and inspect the steering components closer. They did take grease without difficulty. There doesn't seem to be any difference in turning either direction. Best way to describe it: You turn the wheel and it seems like it gets to a tough spot ( you have to turn harder) then it turns easier then meets the tough spot again. It isn't smooth like driving the 1640.
There's a few issues with this machine. I'm sure I'll be asking more questions before long.
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Just a though, someone didn't have a hydraulic componet opened up for repairs and now you have air in the system? Had a 1480 that left the Case-IH shop one time and couldn't make it streer right untill the air was bled out of the streeing system. Was ok after that.
 
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