In motor cars track rod connects the steering knuckle and the steering arm. In trucks and tractors often is used only one track rod, while in cars is used a system consisting of two parts. Track rods are used only for steering axle that is as a rule for the front axle. Track rod is a simple metal rod. Its length can be adjusted using a lock nut.
If the car badly holds the road, the cause may be incorrectly adjusted steering rod. Diagnostics is very simple: if there is no directional stability and the car moves to the left or to the right, an adjustment is necessary. The cause of directional instability of the car may be a mechanical shock against a kerb, for instance. Because of an accident the track rod can bend. In this case it should be replaced. There is no reason for concern if the skid is little. If the damage is serious, you need to drive to the service station without delay.
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