Rack & Pinion Power Steering

Rack & Pinion steering is steadily becoming the typical kind of steering on cars, small trucks, and SUVs. It is actually a pretty simple mechanism. A rack and pinion gearset is encircled in a metal tube, with each end of the rack poking out from the tube. A rod, called a tie rod, hooks up to each end of...

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Value of Preventative Maintenance

Spending more than $400 annually on maintenance and repairs may sound like a lot, but Value of Preventative Maintenance is nothing compared to the added expense of buying a new car, especially if your current car is paid off. In fact, by some estimates, every five years you drive your car after paying it off saves you the monetary...

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Power Steering System Pump and Rotary Valve

As the vanes turn, they draw hydraulic fluid from the return line at low pressure and push it into the outlet at high pressure. The amount of flow from the pump often varies based on the engine's speed. The pump is designed to send a regular flow when the engine is idling. But when engine is running at higher...

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