Axial Ball Pin & Socket

The rack end is a key component in the vehicle’s steering system, connecting the steering rack to the tie rod. It enables precise steering control. Regular maintenance is necessary for optimal performance

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Product Category

Semi-Finished Products

Product Name

Axial Ball Pin & Socket


Steering Parts


Cr+3, E-Coating, Nature, phosphate

Product Details

In an automobile chassis, a rack end is a component that is part of the steering system. It is specifically associated with rack and pinion steering systems, which are commonly used in modern vehicles.

The rack end is located at the outer end of the steering rack and serves as a connection point between the steering rack and the tie rod. Its primary purpose is to translate the rotational motion of the steering rack into linear motion, which is then transmitted to the wheels through the tie rod ends.

When the driver turns the steering wheel, the steering rack rotates, and the movement is transferred to the rack ends. The rack ends convert this rotational motion into linear motion, allowing the tie rods to push or pull the wheels accordingly. This mechanism enables the wheels to turn left or right, resulting in the desired direction of the vehicle.

Rack ends play a crucial role in maintaining precise steering control and responsiveness. They are subjected to significant forces and are designed to be robust and durable. However, over time, rack ends may experience wear and tear, resulting in symptoms such as excessive play in the steering, vibrations, or uneven tire wear. In such cases, it is advisable to have the rack ends inspected and replaced if necessary by a qualified mechanic to ensure safe and reliable steering performance.

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