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:
Pitman Arm
Compression
Drivebelt
Power Stroke
Throttle
Drivetrain
Timing Light
Crankshaft

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