In order to understand the operation of a bolt steering system, it is necessary to understand how Steering Wheels work. The wheels are at the center of the vehicle, and they are the only parts of the vehicle that are fixed directly to the body. When the steering wheel is turned, the wheels lock into position; this locking of the wheels locking into the place of being able to turn allows the driver to steer the vehicle. This system is named a bolt steering system because it uses a bolt that is threaded like a bolt so that it can be locked into place, and the wheels can lock into place, making the steering easy to turn. These systems use different materials, alloys, and plastics.
Many companies produce products based on this technology. The six-bolt steering wheels are made from a variety of materials. One of the most popularly used is called a forged alloy wheel. This alloy is usually made from a mixture of magnesium and aluminum, and they are also sometimes made from ceramic.
The six-bolt steering system itself consists of a steering column, a steering wheel hub adapter, and a steering pump. The steering column is a steel column that is bolted directly to the vehicle's chassis. Steering wheels are normally made from either plastic or ceramic, and they can be added to or taken off easily. They can also be locked or unlocked with the help of a locking pin or key. The steering wheel hub adapter is a rubber and plastic tube that is placed into one of the holes in the steering column, and it acts as a plug for the electric motor.
The steering wheel hub adapter is a flexible tube that has one end that is thin and with a hook and loop attached to it. This hook and loop lead to another hole in the steering column, thus allowing the electric motor to pass through the holes in the column. The axle is a long metal rod that is tapered to fit the diameter of the steering wheel.
The steering column usually consists of bearings that are hinged together and have ball joints on the outer edge. The innermost end of the steering column is fitted with a rack and pinion-type transmission. In the case of an automatic, the rack and pinion drive the engine to act as a multiplier. The steering wheels themselves have to be very rugged and must be able to withstand lots of use.
The steering wheels need to be manufactured using a high tensile strength material so that they don't bend or break under extreme loading. The steering columns must also be able to withstand tremendous amounts of heat, which can quickly destroy or loosen the bolts that are holding the steering wheelbase to the frame. The thin outer skin and plastic skirt will protect the steering column from the heat generated by passing vehicles as well as protecting the wheelbase from corrosion.
Steering wheels are normally black with a stainless steel or aluminum finish. Some manufacturers use a magnesium finish to enhance the appearance of the wheels. Chrome plating is sometimes used to produce a more polished look.
Cars have different-sized holes drilled in the center of each steering column. These holes are fed through a series of preset wires, which are then attached to an automatic transmission control box. The plug wires are connected to the wheels so that you are able to steer your car manually. The holes are usually fed through plastic plugs so that the wires cannot be seen. The shafts and bolts that allow you to move the wheel are mounted by bolts and cables.