Information - Steering rack end

In conjunction with an item in the form of a rod, the feathering hinge is required for linking the individual nodes of the vehicle`s steering drive. By its construction, the axis hinge is similar to a radial-thrust joint due to the fact that the sliding surface of the axis ring and the housing rings form a certain angle with the bearing axis. Usually the feathering hinges are needed in case of axial load, but sometimes, within certain limits, they can work with combined loads. It should also be mentioned that in such cases, the radial component of the load should not exceed fifty percent of the axial load, which operates at the same time. Generally, the feathering hinge is a self-lubricating item. Hinges of this type are made in a combination of sliding surfaces from steel and PTFE composite polytetrafluoroethylene).

As for the rings of the feathering hinges, they are made of chrome steel. At the same time they are hardened and polished. It also contains PTFE and plastic covering of the slide surface. Apart from that, it is reinforced with fiberglass and injected directly into the ring. The slide surface of the ring-axis is also plated with hard chrome plating and covered with lithium lubricant. The hinges are collapsible elements. This fact allows the separate mount of the hinges parts. Acceptable operating temperatures for feathering hinges are from - 40 ° C to 75 ° C. At the same time, they can work out for a certain time up to +110 ° C, is also worth remembering that in such cases, you should significantly reduce the load.

Despite the fact that the feathering hinges are collapsible parts, it is not advisable to repair them in case of damage.

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What is necessary to know about tie rod / drag link replacement: lifetime limits, common defects and their signs, tips and recommendations

The drag link, as well as the tie rod, has no specific lifetime limit. Particularly, replacement of these components is performed in case of rod deformation, for example, as a result of wheel impact to a pothole edge. Moreover, the part is replaced at appearance of corrosion, cracks, fasteners loosening.

Often, knocking in the suspension and excessive free play of the steering wheel indicate presence of steering tie rod / drag link defect. At appearance of defect signs it is necessary to contact a service station.

Specialists will perform comprehensive diagnostics of the tie rod axle joint. A servicing pit or a lifting platform are necessary for this. The part is inspected visually for presence of defects, also checking for free play.

If the drag link or the tie rod are to be replaced, it is advised to contact a service station. Demounting of an old part is mostly impossible without special tools. Wheel alignment should be necessarily done after installation of a new part.

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  • Weight [g] 700
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