Hydraulic Vs Electronic Steering System

In this article, we are going to share complete details about steering system like types of the steering system, the difference between Hydraulic Vs Electronic Steering.


The steering system of your vehicle is everything from the driving wheel to the pitman shaft, rack, and pinion (further called the gearbox), right to the linkage which connects with the actual wheels.

It is further called the steering system in cars, driving wheel, gears transmission , linkages, and different parts used to control the handling of a vehicle’s movement.

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Types of Steering System

There are 2 types of steering systems available :

  • Hydraulic system
  • Electronic/electric system

Hydraulic steering system

Hydraulic steering systems work by using a hydraulic system to increase the power applied to the driving wheel helps to the vehicle’s directed (generally front) road wheels.

The hydraulic pressure ordinarily comes from a generator or backing pump driven by the engine.

Electronic/electric steering system

A power steering system is further called electronic/electric steering system.

In cars, an electric steering system assists drivers in controlling the vehicle by increasing the steering effort expected to turn the driving wheel, making it simpler for the vehicle to turn or move. Power steering systems utilize electric engines to give help rather than hydraulic systems.

Components of the steering system

  1. Driving Wheel

The driving wheel is the control wheel to guide a vehicle by the driver. It contains a traffic marker switch, light switch, wiper switch, and so forth. It is basically a vehicle guiding control.

Driving wheels are utilized in most current land vehicles, including all large-scale manufacturing cars, and buses and trucks, and tractors.

  1. Steering shaft

The Steering shaft is further called the column. It is fitted inside the empty steering column. At the point when the driving wheel is turned, the steering column will likewise be rotated. Because of this, the movement is passed to the steering box.

The steering shaft is situated at the highest point of the steering system and attaches to the driving wheel. The steering shaft then, at that point, connects to the transitional shaft and general joints.

  1. Gear transmission

The pitman’s arm is splined to the steering gearbox rocker arm toward one side, and the opposite end is associated with the drag connect by a ball joint.

The gearbox contains the pinion wheels that communicate the driver’s directing contributions to the guiding linkage that turns the wheels, and it increases the driver’s steering changes so the front wheels move more than the driving wheel.

  1. Pitman Arm

At the point when the driving wheel is turned right or left, the pitman communicates the movement it gets from the guiding gearbox to the tie bar. A “drop pitman arm” is utilized to correct the steering when a vehicle has a suspension lift.

  1. Ball joints

The ball joints are round orientation that associates the control arms to the guiding knuckles. The bearing stud is tightened and strung and finds a way into a tightened opening in the directing knuckle. A defensive encasing keeps dirt from getting into the joints.

  1. Drag link

The drag link changes over the general circular segment of the controlling arm to straight movement in the plane of the other directing connections.

  1. Steering arm

A guiding arm is an arm for sending the diverting power from the steering gear to the drag link, particularly of a vehicle.

  1. Stub axel

At the point when the driving wheel is pivoted, the movement is communicated to the pitman’s arm through the gearbox.

  1. Left spindle and kingpin

In-car suspension, a controlling knuckle is that part that contains the wheel center or shaft and appends to the suspension and directing segments.

  1. Left tie rod arm

The right-and left-side tie poles are associated with one another by a middle connection, which is additionally mounted to the Pitman’s arm on the steering gear and the idler arm on the traveler side of the vehicle.

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