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RACK AND PINION

EXAMINATION QUESTION

V. Ryan 2004

 

1. The diagram below shows a vehicle and its steering system. The most important part of the mechanisms is missing. This allows the steering wheel to turn the wheels left and right so that it can be steered.
A. In the space available, add a drawing of the mechanism that allows direct turning of the wheels.
B. Label the important parts.
C. Explain how the mechanism works

   

   

EXPLANATION:

   

The rack and pinion gear system allows rotary motion of the steering wheel to be converted to linear motion. As the steering wheel is turned, the pinion gear also turns, driving the rack in the right or left direction, pointing the wheels in the desired direction.

   

 

   

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