Ring and Pinion with Installation Kit
The Ring and Pinion is a key part of your vehicle's differential system that transfers the power from the drive shaft to the drive axles of the rear wheels. The pinion, also known as the pinion gear, is attached to the drive shaft. When the drive shaft rotates, the pinion gear transfers this rotational power to the ring gear which is mounted at a right angle to the pinion gear. The ring gear is attached to the drive-axles. In essence, the ring and pinion converts the vertical rotational motion of the engine to the horizontal motion required by the wheels. Depending on the size of the vehicle, the pinion gear, which is in the shape of a trapezoidal cone, can vary in diameter from 2 to 4 inches. The ring gear, which has the shape of a metal ring, can vary from 6 to 12 inches.
The pinion gear is the final gear reduction in the transmission, and is kept in place in the differential gearbox housing by a bearing. This bearing minimizes the friction and keeps the pinion gear resting against the ring gear. Over time, owing to heat and friction, the ring and pinion gears can get worn out. This would cause a hiccup in the power transmission, which is usually manifested as a vibration while turning in either direction. The ring and pinion installation kit comes with all the parts needed to replace the ring and pinion in your vehicle. This includes parts such as the pinion bearings, shims, crush sleeve, nut seal and cover gasket. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of rings and pinions with installation kits for every car make and model.
We have genuine OEM replacements and premium aftermarket parts. All our auto 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 rings and pinions with installation 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].