Steering Racks and Tie Rod Ends
Golf Car Catalog offers several steering racks, tie rods, and tie rod ends for use with many EZGO golf cart models, utility vehicles, and personnel carriers. The steering rack is an arm with angled teeth on it which moves in and out from your steering box. As the steering shaft is moved, it turns a pinion gear within the steering housing. The pinion gears teeth mesh with the teeth on the golf cart steering rack and cause it to move.
In some cases, the rack connects directly to one of the golf cart's spindles with a tie rod end. In this scenario, this spindle is connected to the spindle on the other side via a drag link or a long tie rod to move both wheels at the same time. In other cases, the steering rack attaches to an idler arm. The idler arm then has a tie rod connecting to each wheel's spindle to move it accordingly.
If you have a lot of play in your steering system, you may want to examine all of the tie rod ends closely. If you have a little bit of play on each one, by the time the wheels actually turn that adds up and equates to a lot of play.