Rack-and-pinion steering is quickly becoming the most common type of steering on cars, small trucks and SUVs. It is a simple mechanism. A rack-and-pinion gearset is enclosed in a metal tube, with each end of the rack protruding from the tube. A rod, called a tie rod, connects to each end of the rack.
The pinion gear is attached to the steering shaft. When you turn the steering wheel, the gear spins, moving the rack. The tie rod at each end of the rack connects to the steering arm
Failure? There are several reasons why the rack and pinion fail.
Needs to be replaced?
Time to replace?
It is highly recommended to have a professional technician perform the replacement. Unfortunately, there are not any other alternative repairs for a bad rack and pinion. Proper tools, skills and knowledge are necessary.
Check out how a rack and pinion steering system works: