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Chevrolet Manual Steering Gear Box Parts
Your Chevy Camaro is your baby and you love its smooth ride. An essential component that allows your Chevy’s smooth ride is the Chevrolet steering rack. Chevy steering racks are part of the steering system, which converts the rotation of the steering wheel into a swiveling movement of the road wheels in such a way that the steering-wheel rim turns a long way to move the road wheels a short way. The steering system in your Chevy allows only light forces to steer a heavy car. All this steering effort is passed to the wheel through a system of pivoted joints. These joints are designed to allow wheels to move up and down with the suspension without changing the steering angle. Let’s go ahead and take a more in depth look into what kind of steering racks your Chevy can have.
We are first going to take a look at the Chevy power steering rack. A power steering rack steers by directing some of its power to assist in swiveling the steered road wheels about their steering axes. Since cars have become heavier and have switched to a front-wheel-drive there is more effort required to turn the wheels in the front axis. The power steering is needed in this case because if not major physical exertion would be needed in order to turn the wheels.
A type of Chevy power steering system is a Chevy electric steering rack. In this system if the engine were to stall you would still have steering assist. With a Chevy electric steering rack you do not need a pump. Instead hoses and a drive belt are connected to the engine using variable amounts of power. This type of steering system also does not drag on the engine from either a power steering pump or an alternator because it will not provide assist until required from the driver input; there is also no hydraulic fluid.
A second type of Chevrolet steering rack is the Chevy manual steering rack. These types of steering racks are sometimes referred to as a rack and pinion steering rack. This pinion in the Chevy manual steering rack is attached to the chevy’s steering wheel via linkages, the pinion inside the steering rack has small teeth, that mesh into the teeth on the main rack shaft. This then converts the steering wheel rotation into a lateral movement, which moves the road wheels to steer the vehicle as you drive.
You want to make sure that you keep your Chevrolet steering rack regularly checked. Every time that you take your Chevy to be serviced make sure your mechanic checks out the steering rack for any wear and tear it may have. For your entire Chevrolet steering rack needs be sure to contact us. We have all different types of steering racks to meet your needs. We have guaranteed to fit steering racks with a one year warranty.