Mazda CX-7 Outer Tie Rod End
About outer tie rod end
The outer tie rod is one of the two types of tie rod ends in the steering system of the vehicle. It transmits power from the steering wheel to the steering knuckle that is connected to the wheels through the steering gear. The external tie rod end links the steering knuckle that is fixed to the wheel by changing the sleeve to fix the vehicle's steering alignment at an angle. The rod length will be modified to allow limitations in this arrangement. The ends of the tie rod are hinge points between the steering gear, the steering knuckle and the wheel. The ball joints are fixed to both ends of the tie rod.
What is the purpose of outer tie rod end?
The purpose of the outer tie rod end is to turn the vehicle wheels forward and backward as the driver has instructed. The outer tie rod axis is up, down, left, and right as the vehicle operates continuously under pressure on roads while providing level steering.
How outer tie rod end works?
The end of the outer tie rod connects the steering gear rack to the steering knuckle on the wheels. An adjustable sleeve between the inner and the 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 change the length of the tie rod to align the wheel of the vehicle. When the steering wheel turns, the motion is transmitted through various 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 crucial role in pulling or pushing the front wheels when turning the steering wheel.
Where is outer tie rod end located?
The external tie rod is at both ends of the steering gear. The steering knuckle connecting the wheels is attached on one end of the outer tie rod end, while the steering gear mechanism is connected to another.