recirculating ball worm and nut


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • ball worm and nut — See recirculating ball worm and nut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • worm and nut — See ball worm and nut recirculating ball worm and nut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ball worm — See recirculating ball worm and nut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • recirculating ball steering — A special version of the worm and nut steering in which ball bearings circulate between the nut and worm to reduce friction …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Recirculating ball — Recirculating ball, also known as recirculating ball and nut or worm and sector, is a steering mechanism commonly found in older cars and some trucks. Most newer cars use rack and pinion steering instead, but some significant manufacturers… …   Wikipedia

  • recirculating-ball-and-nut steering — A very popular type of steering gear. It uses a series of ball bearings that feed through and around and back through the grooves in the worm gear and nut on the steering shaft. The turning forces are transmitted through these ball bearing to a… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • nut — [1] A fastening device that is somewhat doughnut shaped with a number of flat surfaces on the outer rim and threads on the inner hole. Also see ball and nut ball worm and nut bolt and nut butterfly nut cap nut captive nut castellated nut castle… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ball — A sphere usually made of metal when used in automotive applications. Also see ball and spring ball bearing ball joint ball joint rocker arm check ball detent ball and spring hitch ball impact swivel ball universal joint …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • worm — A short, rotating shaft on which a helical groove has been cut, as in a gear arrangement in which such a shaft meshes with a toothed wheel. See ball worm recirculating ball worm and nut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • steering — A mechanism for controlling the direction of a vehicle. See absorbing steering ackermann steering adjustable steering all wheel steering assisted steering axle and steering ball and nut steering ball steering …   Dictionary of automotive terms


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