Dodge Sprinter Outer Tie Rod End
About outer tie rod end
The outer tie rod is one of two types of tie rod ends that are used in the vehicle's steering system. It aids to transmit the power from the steering wheel to the steering knuckle which is mounted via the steering gear on the wheels. The external tie rod end gets attached to the steering knuckle mounted on the wheel with the changing sleeve to place the steering orientation of the vehicle at an angle. This arrangement allows the changing of the length of the rod within permitted limits. There are various hinge points present between the steering gear, the steering knuckle and the wheel. Both tie rod ends are fixed to the joints of the ball.
What is the purpose of outer tie rod end?
The object of the outer tie rod end is to turn the vehicle's wheels forward and backward, as the driver has instructed. The outer tie rod axis as the vehicle travels on roads with constant pressure while providing level steering, is up, down, left and right.
How outer tie rod end works?
The outer tie rod end connects the rack with the steering knuckle mounted on the wheels. An adjustable sleeve between the inner and outer tie rods allows the length of the tie rod end to be adjusted according to the direction angle. The outer tie rod is adjustable and helps to modify the length of the tie rod to align the wheel of the vehicle. When the steering wheel turns, the motion is transmitted through different steering components to the steering gear until the force reaches the ends of the tie rod to turn the front wheels. The outer tie rod plays a vital role in pulling the front wheels or pushing them when turning the steering wheel.
Where is outer tie rod end located?
The exterior tie rod is on both ends of the steering gear. The steering knuckle connecting the wheels is attached to one end of the outer tie rod end, and the steering gear mechanism is connected to another.