When you turn the steering wheel of your Toyota, the tires turn effortlessly, and there are a large number of parts that contribute to this action. At the bottom of the steering column is the Toyota steering rack, which takes the input from the steering wheel and translates into the actual movement of the tires. A pinion gear on the end of the steering column interfaces with teeth on the Toyota steering rack, and when the steering rack moves left or right, it pushes or pulls the tires in the appropriate direction through the tie rods and ball joints. Often, this is assisted by the power steering pump, which allows the driver to turn the wheels easier, through the addition of hydraulic pressure. When the vehicle rounds a corner, each tire must turn at a different angle to avoid dragging the tires and to complete the turn efficiently. The natural offset of the Toyota steering rack helps in this process. On some vehicles, the teeth of the Toyota steering rack have varying spaces in between, to allow for easier steering at the extremes of the turning radius. Over a period of many years, friction and corrosion will start to wear down the teeth of the Toyota steering rack, resulting in less accurate steering. In addition, the ball joints may suffer from the same forces. When it becomes time to replace the Toyota steering rack, you will find the correct version for your vehicle in our vast online catalog, for a great price. The Toyota steering rack can be easily ordered through our secure web site, or with a toll-free phone call, at any time of the day.