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rack and pinion steering gear

Rack and pinon steering

What is rack and pinion steering and how is it different from traditional steering systems? A car rack and pinion steering mechanism use a pinion gear that mates with teeth machined into a steel rod (called the rack). When you turn the steering wheel, the pinion gear rotates against the rack to move it in linear left and right movements. Each end of the rack is connected to the wheels with a tie rod and tie rod ends.             Traditional pitman arm or recirculating ball … Read More

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