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Steering-rack system

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On a rack-and-pinion steering system there are joints at the rack ends and track-rod ends.

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    Checking steering joints for wear

    The joints in a steering system all wear gradually and become slack. Because there are so many of them, and also because of the geometry of the system, a very small amount of play or looseness in the joints makes the whole system markedly sloppy and inaccurate. Read more