A crucial part of a car’s steering system, having a functional and reliable centre drag link will help keep you safe when you’re on the road. Connected to both the Pitman and idler arms at either end, the centre drag link (also known as the centre link) is joined to the inner tie rods. The job of centre drag links is to manoeuvre inner tie rod ends such that a vehicle’s wheels turn properly when the steering wheel is moved. If your steering feels like it has a mind of its own, is wandering or feeling generally wrong, there’s a chance that your centre drag link may need replacing. If it fails, your steering could fail a very dangerous situation if it occurs when you’re on the go.
An alternate steering mechanism is a rack and pinion, a three-bar linkage that eliminates the drag link by directly moving a centre link. The drag link connects the pitman arm to the steering arm, or in some applications it connects to the tie rod assembly.
The drag link connects the pitman arm to the steering arm, or in some applications it connects to the tie rod assembly. Unlike a centre link, the drag link does not connect to an idler arm and has no inner tie rod ends attached to it. Drag links can be a solid one-piece design or an adjustable design.
A drag link is a suspension linkage component that is found in vehicles equipped with steering gear type steering systems. Drag links are most commonly found on larger vehicles and vans and serve as the component that links the vehicle's steering gear box to the tie rod ends.
The term is commonly used in automotive technology for the link in steering linkage that converts rotation of a pitman arm to a steering arm and eventually to tie rod links which pivot the wheels to be steered. On these applications the drag link connects to the steering arm located at the wheel.
The drag link connects the pitman arm to the steering arm, or in some applications it connects to the tie rod assembly. Unlike a centre link, the drag link does not connect to an idler arm and has no inner tie rod ends attached to it.
A steering linkage is the part of an automotive steering system that connects to the front wheels.
The pitman arm attaches to the steering gear output shaft which is also commonly called the pitman shaft. The pitman arm attaches to the centre link and is moved by turning the steering wheel. The centre link transfers the movement from the pitman arm and pitman shaft to the idler arm on the passenger side.
The steering rack is composed of a rack enclosed with a steering pinion. It is connected to the steering wheel through the set of shafts and U-joints. A power steering rack utilizes an engine-driven pump to supply high-pressure hydraulic fluid to the steering rack when the wheel is turned.
A rack and pinion gear set is enclosed in a metal tube, with each end of the rack protruding from the tube. A rod, called a tie rod, connects to each end of the rack. The pinion gear is attached to the steering shaft. When you turn the steering wheel, the gear spins, moving the rack.
Sometimes, the worst part of getting your car fixed is having to bring it to the garage. We are therefore happy to offer our customers a free collection and delivery service If you prearrange a collection, we will pick your car up from your home or place of work and drive it to our premises, carry out all the necessary work (having consulted you) and deliver it back to you at the end of the day.
We are able to tow, jump start or repair your vehicle if you are experiencing problems or broken down for a small fee. If we can't sadly start your vehicle, we can contact a local recovery firm to collect your vehicle for a very competitive price.
Here at Many Autos, we believe that we offer a valuable product with our Free Collection and Delivery Service, we can collect either from your place of work or from your home address. If you are unsure about whether the address you are considering having your vehicle collected from is not within our range, then please do contact us.
Many Autos operate a fleet of pool cars with a dedicated driver, so wherever we are collecting from, we need to be able to leave one of our pool vehicles either in your work car park / parking space, or if in a residential area, we would need to be able to leave our car either at your house or on the road with a permit if required. We would be grateful if you could bear this in mind when booking to use our free Collection and delivery service