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The Steering System

The Steering System enables you to steer your vehicle in the desired direction. Wheatland Automotive works on all seven pieces of the Steering system:

  • Power Steering Fluid Resevoir and Pump

    Function - the reservoir holds the power steering fluid while the pump delivers the fluid to the system's gear valve assembly in order to reduce steering effort.

    Signs of Wear - Resevoir: evidence of fluid leakage. Pump: difficult low-speed steering, whining noise when turning steering wheel, steering wheel shaking, pump housing leakage.


  • Rack and Pinion Steering Assembly

    Function - a long, steer bar that is meshed with the pinion gear and connected to the tie rods that turn the front wheels.

    Signs of Wear - loose steering wheel, steering wheel vibrating, ususual noises.

  • Pitman Arm

    Function - connects the steering gear and steering linkage.

    Signs of Wear - wandering and excessive steering with little directional change.

  • Tie Rod End

    Function - transfers motion from the steering linkage to the wheel hub assembly.

    Signs of Wear - rough steering, play in steering wheel, inner tire wear, outer tire wear.

  • Drag Link/Center Link

    Function - controls left and right linkage movement which changes wheel direction.

    Signs of Wear - excessive steering motion with little directional change.

  • Idler Arm

    Function - serves as a pivot point to the steering linkage assembly.

    Signs of Wear - irregular tire wear, such as feathering or scrubbing.

  • Itegral Steering Gear

    Function - tuses a recirculating ball gearbox along with a pitman arm to steer the vehicle to the left or right.

    Signs of Wear - sloppy steering feel, reduced steering responsiveness.

  • Power Steering Hose

    Function - carries pressurised fluid from the power steering pump to the steering assembly in order to turn the wheels to the left or right.

    Signs of Wear - worn or leaking hose, difficult steering, loss of power steering.

There at two basic types of steering systems: a rack-and-pinion system and a conventional/integral steering gear system, also known as "recirculating ball." Wheatland Automotive works on both.



Service and Maintenance

Bring your vehicle into Wheatland Automotive if your vehicle experience:

Unusual noise from steering wheel
A shaking steering wheel
Unusual smell in car
Heavy or unresponsive steering at low speeds or during parking lot maneuvers

Every safe driver relies on a properly functioning steering system. Check yours today.



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Services > Steering

The Steering System

The Steering System enables you to steer your vehicle in the desired direction. Wheatland Automotive works on all seven pieces of the Steering system:

  • Power Steering Fluid Resevoir and Pump

    Function - the reservoir holds the power steering fluid while the pump delivers the fluid to the system's gear valve assembly in order to reduce steering effort.

    Signs of Wear - Resevoir: evidence of fluid leakage. Pump: difficult low-speed steering, whining noise when turning steering wheel, steering wheel shaking, pump housing leakage.


  • Rack and Pinion Steering Assembly

    Function - a long, steer bar that is meshed with the pinion gear and connected to the tie rods that turn the front wheels.

    Signs of Wear - loose steering wheel, steering wheel vibrating, ususual noises.

  • Pitman Arm

    Function - connects the steering gear and steering linkage.

    Signs of Wear - wandering and excessive steering with little directional change.

  • Tie Rod End

    Function - transfers motion from the steering linkage to the wheel hub assembly.

    Signs of Wear - rough steering, play in steering wheel, inner tire wear, outer tire wear.

  • Drag Link/Center Link

    Function - controls left and right linkage movement which changes wheel direction.

    Signs of Wear - excessive steering motion with little directional change.

  • Idler Arm

    Function - serves as a pivot point to the steering linkage assembly.

    Signs of Wear - irregular tire wear, such as feathering or scrubbing.

  • Itegral Steering Gear

    Function - tuses a recirculating ball gearbox along with a pitman arm to steer the vehicle to the left or right.

    Signs of Wear - sloppy steering feel, reduced steering responsiveness.

  • Power Steering Hose

    Function - carries pressurised fluid from the power steering pump to the steering assembly in order to turn the wheels to the left or right.

    Signs of Wear - worn or leaking hose, difficult steering, loss of power steering.

There at two basic types of steering systems: a rack-and-pinion system and a conventional/integral steering gear system, also known as "recirculating ball." Wheatland Automotive works on both.



Service and Maintenance

Bring your vehicle into Wheatland Automotive if your vehicle experience:

Unusual noise from steering wheel
A shaking steering wheel
Unusual smell in car
Heavy or unresponsive steering at low speeds or during parking lot maneuvers

Every safe driver relies on a properly functioning steering system. Check yours today.





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