Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.

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Rack & Pinion

A steering system in which a round pinion gear turns against teeth cut out of a flat rack.



See Also:
Ball Joint
Gear Ratio
Camshaft
Rocker Arms
Gearbox
Crankshaft
Timing Chain
Steering Knuckle

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