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Tie Rod

Tie Rod is a steering component that links the left and proper motion of the front wheels. It connects to the steering arm.

  • Tie rods connect the ends of the rack to the steering arms. As the steering wheel turns, the pinion gear moves the rack to the right or left. This moves the tie roads and steering arms which turn the steering knuckles and wheels inward or outward
  • The inner ends of the tie rods have balls that fit into ball sockets on the ends of the rack. 
  • This allows the outer ends of the tie rods to move up and down with the steering knuckles and wheels. 
  • Flexible rubber boots or bellows protect the steering gear from dust and water.