Glossary “steering wheel” Definition:
The wheel, located at the top of the steering shaft, which the driver uses to steer the vehicle.
Glossary “steering wheel centering” Definition:
The procedure of turning both tie-rod couplings equally in the proper direction to correctly position the steering-wheel spokes (clear vision), and placing the steering gears on their high (center) position.
Glossary “steering wheel nibble” Definition:
Low-frequency vibration characterized by a slight or partial oscillation of the steering wheel.
Glossary “steering wander” Definition:
Tendency of the steering to pull to the right or left when the vehicle is driven straight ahead on a smooth road surface that may be caused by improper alignment adjustments.
Glossary “steering taper” Definition:
Steering part connection.
Glossary “steering terminology” Definition:
Terms that apply to steering, such as bump steer, memory steer, steering pull, steering wander, and torque steer.
Glossary “steering spindle” Definition:
Term used for spindle.
Glossary “steering system” Definition:
Mechanism that permits the driver to change vehicle direction by turning a wheel inside the vehicle.
Glossary “steering pull” Definition:
Tendency of the steering to gradually pull to the right or left when the vehicle is driven straight ahead on a smooth, level road surface, generally caused by improper caster or camber or an under inflated tire. Also known as steering drift.
Glossary “steering ratio” Definition:
1). Ratio of the worm to the sector. 2). Ratio of the rack to the pinion.
Glossary “steering sector” Definition:
Term used for sector gear.
Glossary “steering shaft” Definition:
Shaft that extends from the steering wheel toward the gearbox through the steering column.
Glossary “steering lock” Definition:
Locking device on the steering column that prevents steering wheel rotation and/or selector lever motion unless unlocked using an ignition key.
Glossary “steering offset” Definition:
Term used for scrub radius.
Glossary “steering knuckle” Definition:
Part around which each front wheel pivots as it is steered.
Glossary “steering linkage” Definition:
Assembly of tie rods, idler arms, and links that transfer steering motion from the steering gear box to the steering spindles with the rods, pivoting joints, and supporting parts that transfer steering motion from the pitman arm to both knuckle arms.
Glossary “steering linkage damper” Definition:
Shock absorber type device that connects the steering linkage to the framework of the vehicle and absorbs some of the road shock and dampens most of the vibrations.
Glossary “steering drift” Definition:
Tendency of the steering to gradually drift to either side when the vehicle is driven straight ahead on a smooth, level road surface, generally caused by improper caster or camber or an under-inflated tire. Also known as steering pull.
Glossary “steering gear” Definition:
Assembly that converts motion from the steering shaft to the pitman arm.
Glossary “steering geometry” Definition:
The relationship of the steering linkage and the wheels to the road affected by caster, camber, scrub radius, steering offset, toe in , and toe out.