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Old 09-18-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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Well? It's a deep question for shallow minds, OP.
Otherwise, "what connects" is called ISS - intermediate steering shaft. Of various designs and function features. But in general, it's a cardan joint or two and ability - or not - to shorten/lengthen as powertrain/suspension move. As everything moves when vehicle starts moving.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Oceania
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I switched mine over to rubber bands.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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In the case of most rack and pinion systems, the answer is "nothing."

The steering column (shaft) includes any ball joint/swivel type connection, and terminates in a splined end that is inserted directly into the steering rack.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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My check engine light came on my 2012 SUV. I run premium gas and change the oil and my tires are inflated to 120 psi. What could be wrong with it? It drives fine. Is it just a scam to get me to pay for service I don't need?
Yeah, it's a scam !

1) I'd change the octane rating of your gas also. A friend of mine just peeled the octane rating sticker that's on the gas pump off and put one back on the pump that had a real low numerical rating and swears that his car runs better.

2) If you run one quart of oil lower then the recommended amount, you can also save money on oil changes and get better gas milage as your car will weigh less.

3) You probably need to change the old air out of your tires and put in new air that is a mixture of 20% nitrogen and 80% oxygen. If your not sure where to get this, ask your mechanic for directions.
Be careful also if you're at at a gas station that you don't put Hydrogen DiOxide in your tires as the hoses are usually opposite of each other on the box that dispenses the chemical solutions.
Hydrogen DiOxide is well know to make your tires wet and your ride to feel very mushy.

After doing all of these and your check engine light is still on, get a small piece of electrical tape and put it over the light.
Black tape works the best as the light won't go through and also provides a nice looking glow around the edges of the tape when driving at night.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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it's the rag-joint...duh!
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:22 PM
 
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Yeah, it's a scam !

1) I'd change the octane rating of your gas also. A friend of mine just peeled the octane rating sticker that's on the gas pump off and put one back on the pump that had a real low numerical rating and swears that his car runs better.

2) If you run one quart of oil lower then the recommended amount, you can also save money on oil changes and get better gas milage as your car will weigh less.

3) You probably need to change the old air out of your tires and put in new air that is a mixture of 20% nitrogen and 80% oxygen. If your not sure where to get this, ask your mechanic for directions.
Be careful also if you're at at a gas station that you don't put Hydrogen DiOxide in your tires as the hoses are usually opposite of each other on the box that dispenses the chemical solutions.
Hydrogen DiOxide is well know to make your tires wet and your ride to feel very mushy.

After doing all of these and your check engine light is still on, get a small piece of electrical tape and put it over the light.
Black tape works the best as the light won't go through and also provides a nice looking glow around the edges of the tape when driving at night.

No you need helium in your tires it makes your car lighter thus saving gas.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:00 PM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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No you need helium in your tires it makes your car lighter thus saving gas.
I tried that and it made my car horn sound funny when I used it.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:05 PM
 
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Seems like Nissan is leading the pack on Steer by wire technology whereby theres no mechanical connection between steering wheel and the wheels.
https://www.google.ca/#safe=active&q...+wire+steering
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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Wait, so it isn't connected with Superman's hair and lubricated with unicorn pee?
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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on mine it a rag joint which is basically a piece of leather clamp between two metal straps
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