Re: L2650 steering play
Is your L2650 a PS equipped model? I had the same issue in my L2650DT with factory Power Steering.
Issue was located in the PS pump. It is piggy backed behind the hydraulic pump and the coupling shaft is known to fail. When it does, the PS control valve in the steering box, cannot "centre" without it's required PS pressure, so the steering is "wobbly", has excessive steering wheel movement before the tracto turns, as well as generally "hard" steering effort.
If you are convinced that the steering ballnut is OK, and you have a PS equipped L2650, pull that PS pump and look for it's input shaft to be sheared with the possibility that the gears inside the pump are frozen.
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