The Steering Linkage consists of rods, arms and ball sockets that link the steering mechanism to the steering knuckles and make the wheels turn in the required direction. The purpose of the steering linkage is to transmit the motion of the steering wheel to the automobile's wheels. A conventional parallelogram steering linkage, which is used in larger vehicles, includes the Pitman arm, idler arm, center link and tie rods. The steering gearbox is connected to the Pitman arm, which is attached to one end of the center link. The other end of the center link is linked to the idler arm, which is connected to the automobile frame. While turning the steering wheel, the gearbox transmits the movement to the Pitman arm, which makes the idler arm turn in a parallel rotating motion. This action causes the wheels to turn in the required direction.
The rack and pinion steering linkage, which is usually used in modern automobiles, comprises the rack, pinion and tie rods. The pinion's circular end moves back and forth on the side of the rack which is grooved. When the steering wheel is turned, the steering column twists the pinion making it move along the grooves. This action makes the wheels move in the required direction.
A faulty steering linkage will cause the car to wander while driving at high speeds or make the steering wheel wobble. Additionally, while driving at high speeds, it will cause the automobile to vibrate. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should consider replacing the steering linkage. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of steering linkages for every car make and model.
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