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Rack & pinion steering gear

DESCRIPTION

A rack and pinion steering gears (Fig. 1) is made up of two main components, the pinon shaft and the rack. The gear cannot be adjusted or internally serviced.

If a malfunction or a fluid leak occurs, the gear must be replaced as an assembly. If a boot seal becomes damaged, the steering gear must be removed to replace the boot seal.

Fig. 1 Rack & Pinion Steering Gear Fig. 1 Rack & Pinion Steering Gear

1 - TIE ROD

2 - TIE ROD

3 - TIE ROD END

4 - BOOTS

5 - TIE ROD END

OPERATION

The steering column shaft is attached to the gear pinion. The rotation of the pinion moves the gear rack from side-to-side. This lateral action of the rack pushes and pulls the tie rods to change the direction of the front wheels.

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