Chevrolet Traverse Outer Tie Rod End
About outer tie rod end
The outer tie rod is one of the two types of tie rod end in the steering system of the vehicle. It helps to transmit power from the steering wheel to the steering knuckle mounted on the wheels through steering gear. The outer tie rod end connects with adjusting sleeve to the steering knuckle mounted on the wheel to set the vehicle’s steering alignment at an angle. This arrangement amends the length of the rod within permissible limits. The tie rod ends are hinge points between steering gear, steering knuckle, and the wheel. Both tie rod ends are attached to ball joints.
What is the purpose of outer tie rod end?
The purpose of the outer tie rod end is to turn the wheels of the vehicle forward and backward as instructed by the driver. The outer tie rod axis up, down, left, and right as the vehicle operates on roads with continuous pressure while providing level steering.
How outer tie rod end works?
The outer tie rod end connects the steering gear rack to the steering knuckle mounted on the wheels. An adjusting sleeve between inner and outer tie rods allows adjusting the length of the tie rod end as per the steering angle. The outer tie rod is adjustable and helps to amend the length of the tie rod for aligning the vehicle’s wheel. When the steering wheel turns, the movement is transmitted to the steering gear through various steering components until the force reaches the tie rod ends to turn the front wheels. The outer tie rod plays a vital role in pulling or pushing the front wheels when the steering wheel is turned.
Where is outer tie rod end located?
The outer tie rod is located on both ends of the steering gear. One end of the outer tie rod end attaches the steering knuckle connecting the wheels, while another end connects to the steering gear mechanism.