Rack and pinion steering is a type of steering that uses a pinion gear and rack gear to turn the steer wheel.
Rack and pinion steering systems were invented in the 1970s. The rack and pinion replaces the worm gear and sector that were once used in steering systems. Rack and pinion steering is found on many modern vehicles and is superior to other types of steering because it allows for more precise control over vehicle movement.
How Rack and Pinion Steering Works
A rack and pinion system uses a pair of gears – a pinion gear and a rack gear. The pinion gear is attached to the steering shaft and the steering wheel. When the steering wheel is rotated, it spins the the pinion gear. The pinion gears rotation cause the rack gear to move horizontally. This horizontal movement is transfer, via tie rods to the steering knuckle and the wheels. This allows the vehicle to turn.
If your car’s rack and pinion fail, you may notice:
- Leaking fluid
- Excessive Noise
- Increased steering effort
- Increase steering play
- Unusual tire wear
- Dead spot in steering
- Unresponsive steering
How much will it cost?
The typical cost for the testing and replacement is between $350-$1750 for parts and labor. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.
Here is what is included:
- Inspection of the rack and pinion
- Replacement if necessary
- Inspection of related components
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