Shock and Struts

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Steering Systems
Worn or loose components affect the ability to control the toe angle, and may result in a loss of directional stability and accelerated tire wear. The main components of a Conventional system are:

◦1. Steering Gear Box
◦2. Center Link
◦3. Pitman Arm
◦4. Idler Arm
◦5. Tie Rods
The main components of a Rack and Pinion steering system are:

◦6. Rack and Pinion Assembly
◦7. Bellows Boots
◦8. Tie Rods


Suspension System
Worn or loose components affect the suspension systems ability to control motion and alignment angles, resulting in a deterioration of vehicle handling and stability, and accelerated tire wear. The main components of the suspension system are:



◦9. Control Arms
◦10. Ball Joints
◦11. Springs (Coil or Leaf)
◦12. Shock Absorbers
◦13. Struts



The primary function of your car's suspension and steering system is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car, while keeping it "suspended" and stable. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems will cause a decrease in handling and increase in tire wear.