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What is a Rack and Pinion Steering System?

Rack and pinion steering systems have taken the place of the older gear box driven systems in most cars, trucks and SUVs on the road today. In a rack and pinion system, the steering wheel is attached to an intermediate steering shaft that, when the driver turns the steering wheel, spins a pinion gear in the steering rack. The rotational motion that is applied to the pinion when this occurs causes the steering rack to move, thereby converting the rotational motion into the linear motion of the steering rack. The steering rack then pushes the tie rods that are connected to each end of the rack toward the spindles to move the front tires in the desired direction. In a power steering system, a hydraulic power steering pump located on the front of the engine aids the process.

Rack and Pinion Steering Part Failure

Since the steering system is always in use, it is subject to constant wear and tear. Rubber seals built into the steering rack and pinion assembly can breakdown and tear, causing fluid leaks and loss of steering assistance. Joints in the tie rods and intermediate steering shaft slowly develop “play”, resulting in sloppy movement clicking in parts. Many states require the steering system be in top working order as part of annual safety inspections, so maintenance is important.

Need Replacement Rack and Pinion Steering Parts?

At 1A Auto, shopping for aftermarket rack and pinion steering replacement parts for your vehicle is easy - we're here to help you! Whether your car needs a replacement steering rack assembly, or replacement mounting bushings, seals, bellows or other rack and pinion components, 1A Auto has what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's rack and pinion steering system! Call our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393 if you have any questions about our aftermarket rack and pinion parts, warranty, compatibility or to purchase, or email us at

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