Power Steering Gearbox and Pump Kit
The Power Steering Gearbox and Pump Kit includes the gearbox, steering pump and its associated parts. The power steering makes the automobile's wheels turn in the appropriate direction. The important components of the gearbox include the rotary valve and torsion bar. These parts are enclosed in a metal housing that is usually constructed from cast iron. When the steering wheel is turned, the torsion bar that is connected to the steering wheel on one end and to the pinion or worm gear on the other end gets twisted. The rotary or spool-valve senses the torque of the steering wheel and regulates the steering fluid to the steering rack. This pressurized fluid which is compressed by the pump pushes the rack to one side to turn the automobile's wheels.
The steering pump compresses the steering fluid and passes it to the steering gearbox. It is operated by a belt and pulley that are driven by the engine's crankshaft. As the steering belt turns, the pulley and a rotor inside the pump start operating. As the rotor spins, the steering fluid is compressed and expelled out of the pump into the steering gearbox.
The steering fluid level should be inspected regularly for the proper functioning of the gearbox components and the pump. Over time, parts of the gearbox tend to wear out. One of the common symptoms with a faulty gearbox is a hard steering. A damaged power steering pump will make a rattling or clicking noise due to a damaged rotor. A bad power steering gearbox and pump should be inspected and replaced, if required. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of power steering gearbox and pump kits for every car make and model.
We have genuine OEM replacements and premium aftermarket parts. All our car parts are thoroughly tested and come with a warranty. To view the parts that fit your vehicle, select the right year, make and model of your car on our online catalog. At Buy Auto Parts you will find high-quality power steering gearbox and pump kits at unbeatable prices, and free shipping. If you have any questions about our car parts, call our toll-free support line 1-888-907-7225 or email us at [email protected].