High QUALITY RACK AND PINION
With rack and pinion steering, the rotation of the pinion causes linear motion of the rack, which turns the vehicle’s wheels left or right.
Our Rack and Pinions
A rack and pinion gear assembly helps transfer rotational force from the steering wheel to the front wheels. A steering shaft is attached to the steering column. The steering shaft has a pinion attached which attaches to a linear gear with teeth called the rack.
- Easiest way to convert rotation motion into linear motion
- Rack and pinion gives easier and more compact control over the vehicle
A rack and pinion steering system consists of a pinion (a circular gear) with a rack (a linear gear). The system works by converting a revolving motion into linear motion. Most cars, small trucks, and SUVs come equipped with a rack and pinion system, rather than the recirculating ball steering found in larger trucks, larger SUVs, and other heavy-duty vehicles.
The primary function of a vehicle’s steering system is to allow the driver to change the direction of the car when the steering wheel is turned. Your car achieves this by accurately converting the rotational movement of the steering wheel through the steering shaft into angular turning to move the wheels left or right as needed.
Nearly all modern vehicles have rack and pinion steering. But on older cars and newer heavy-duty trucks, a steering box is used instead, which is a recirculating ball system, also known as a gearbox.
It is highly recommended to have a professional technician or mechanic perform the replacement if you don’t have mechanical experience or have never replaced a rack and pinion in the past. Unfortunately, there are not any other alternative repairs for a bad rack and pinion. Proper tools, skills and knowledge are necessary.