Tie Rod Ends Auto Parts

The Tie Rod Ends are a part of the steering mechanism and consist of an inner and outer end. The Tie Rod Ends transmits force from the steering center link or rack gear to the steering knuckle, causing the wheel to turn; Tie Rod Ends exist in pairs on every tire. This allows for cornering and angling of the tire without causing too much torque on the wheel no matter how deep the turn.

The Tie Rod End helps in creating banking in the tire and allowing for accurate turning with deeper turning radius. It is impossible to steer a Vehicle safely with broken tie rod ends. The tie rod ends attach to the top and bottom of a tire and keep it secured to the rest of the frame of the vehicle, making it easy to handle the Vehicle with finely tuned changes in direction.

The Outer Tie Rod End is connected to an adjusting sleeve, which allows the length of the Tie Rod to be adjusted. This adjustment is used for setting alignment angle of front end alignment, enhancing tire life. If Tie Rod Ends wear, they can break, wrap or bend. It become loose and can develop excessive slack, or play, which can be felt in the steering and handling of the vehicle. Defective Tie Rod Ends can create front end alignment, excessive tire wear and front suspension problems.

Defective Tie Rod Ends lead to uneven tire wear, squeaking noises, shaking, looseness, wandering erratic feel while steering the Vehicle and complaint of its pulling to one side of road. So, Tie Rod Ends should be regularly inspected during maintenance.

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The Suspension System From Atek World

The Suspension System serves two basic functions. Firstly, Improving Road Isolation from road noises, bumps and vibrations by absorbing and dampening shocks acting on Vehicle frame, due to irregularities in flatness of road, it provides for good feel experience of smooth undisturbed Ride quality for those traveling inside passenger compartment of the Vehicle.
Secondly, the Suspension System maximizes Vehicle tires contact with the surface of road, enhancing Road Holding ability of Vehicle, good road grip is needed for stable steering, braking and accelerating Vehicle safely. By maximizing friction between Vehicle tires and road surface, suspension system is able to minimize Vehicle weight transfer from side to side or from front to back during acceleration and braking. These weight transfers can reduce Vehicles ability to grip the road.
During Cornering or when Vehicle takes a sharp, fast turn, then centrifugal forces acts on it pushing its Center of Gravity outside, raising one end and lowering other end. This leads to body roll. The Suspension System minimizes this body roll by transferring the weight of the Vehicle from high side to low side during fast turning.
The basic components of the Suspension System are:
# CONTROL ARM
# CONTROL ARM BUSHING
# STRUT ROD
# BALL JOINTS
# SHOCK OBSERVER OR STRUT
# STABILIZER LINK
# SPRING

THE STEERING SYSTEM

The Steering System allows the operator to navigate and turn the vehicle along the road as desired. The basic aim of steering is to ensure that the wheels are pointing in the desired direction turning steering wheel towards left or right.
The steering mechanism functions to change the rotary movement of the steering wheel into straight-line motion. The steering mechanism leverage and multiples driver effort making steering Vehicle wheels easier, it also absorbs road vibrations and prevents them from getting transmitted to driver hands.
The Steering System achieves its purpose as mentioned in Para 1 and 2 above through different types of mechanical linkages.
Basic types of Steering linkages with parts:
Rack and Pinion Linkage, Parallel Steering Linkage & Axle Beam Steering Linkage are some of different type of Automotive Steering Linkages.

Common Steering Parts are:-
Steering Wheel, Steering Column, Steering Gear, Pinion Gear, Rack Ends, Inner Ball Joints, outer ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends, Suspension Ball Joints, Spindle, Pitman Arm, Centre Link, Sleeve Assembly, Steering Arm, Idler Arm, Upper Universal Joints, Link Shaft, Lower Universal Joints, Steering Box, Axle Beam, Drop Arm, Drag Link, Drag Link Arm, King pin, Track Rod Ends, Track Rod Joints, Track Rod, Spring, Steering Damper and Wheels.