rack-and-pinion steering


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rack-and-pinion steering

[¦rak ən ¦pin·yən ′stir·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
A steering system in which the rotation of pinion gear at the end of the steering column moves a toothed bar (the rack) left or right to transmit steering movements.
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Mechanicals come courtesy of the new C-Class, with improved rack-and-pinion steering.
All Escorts are outfitted with a four-wheel independent suspension system, power front disc and rear drum brakes and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering.
Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering is also standard, along with 4-wheel vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).
Supplied by ZF Lenksysteme, a joint venture between ZF and Bosch, this rack-and-pinion steering unit adds a planetary gearbox and electric motor to increase or decrease the steering angle of the front wheels.
Other driveline components include engine speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).
At its heart is a standard rack-and-pinion steering system to which is added a planetary gearset and an electric motor.
A hydraulically assisted rack-and-pinion steering system will provide the driver with precise and responsive control.
TRW EPHS combines an electrically driven hydraulic pump with conventional rack-and-pinion steering to give the most precise handling and steering assistance with minimal energy consumption.