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Power Steering Rack Parts
The steering rack in your Hyundai allows you to have control of your steering and lead the car the way you want to. It is a very smooth car to steer and that is what you most like about your Hyundai. Recently you have started to notice that your steering is getting a little stiff and it is harder to make turns. You are also using a lot more force when handling the steering wheel. You take it to your mechanic where he tells you that your Hyundai steering rack needs replacement. Let’s help you out by taking a look at the different kinds of steering racks out there.
Most modern vehicles, your Hyundai included, use a power steering rack. Your Hyundai power steering rack will consist of a rack and pinion gear system. The rack and pinion system is a simple system with few moving parts that is compact and designed to last long. It works by using a pinion at the base of the steering column inside a housing. The teeth of the pinion mesh with a straight row of teeth on a rack. Turning the pinion makes the rack move from side to side. The ends of the rack are connected to the wheels using track rods. It is connected to the steering wheel by a universal joint in the steering column.
Power Steering Rack
In the Hyundai power steering rack a pump driven by the engine will deliver pressurized hydraulic fluid to either side of the steering mechanism. Since this pressurized fluid is pushing on the steering mechanism it helps steer the car and reduces the steering effort necessary when steering. Valves in this power assisted steering rack open when the wheel is turned and this allows oil into the cylinder. The oil is pushed by a piston to the steering to steer in the desired direction.
A Hyundai manual steering is not as common nowadays since most steering racks have started using power assisted steering. A Hyundai manual steering rack may use a steering box system with a worm gear, sometimes referred to as a recirculation gearbox. The worm is a metal block with a threaded cylinder like a short bolt. When the worm is turned, anything that is fitted into its thread will also be turned. This moving part can be a sector, a peg or a roller connected to a large nut. The nut system uses hardened balls to run inside the thread in between the worm and nut. As the nut moves the balls roll out into the tube that takes them back to the start.
Now that you know more about steering racks you can choose the desired one for your Hyundai. So check out our selection of both a Hyundai manual steering rack and a Hyundai power steering rack. We have all your Hyundai steering rack needs at low prices with a one-year warranty. The Hyundai replacement steering rack will also be guaranteed to fit and ship for free.