Questions tagged [crankshaft]

A component within an internal combustion engine which converts the reciprocating motion of the prisons to rotary motion which can be transferred to the transmission.

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What does a flywheel do and what is it connected to?

I understand roughly how an engine works and that there is a crankshaft which is able to turn the flywheel using internal combustion. I have just realised that I have got absolutely no idea how the ...
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What are crankshaft bearings and how are they different from camshaft end bearings?

I hope the answer is not too similar to this question. I have a basic understanding of the role a crankshaft plays in the internal combustion engine, which leads me to ask: Crankshaft Bearings What ...
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Is there any way I can tighten my crankshaft pulley without a torquemeter?

My crankshaft pulley requires 130 nm (95 lb-ft) of tightening torque. I have a torque meter but it only supports up to 80 nm. I can't afford to buy a separate torque meter just for crankshaft pulley ...
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What is crankshaft grinding and why is it done?

I saw a lot of YouTube videos referring to crankshaft grinding, while watching videos about working on crankshafts. I don't understand what crankshaft grinding does. If we grind a crankshaft, then ...
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removing crankshaft pulley without the puller tool?

It sounds ridiculous but I have to wait until tomorrow for the tool, but I'm sure there is a way to do it? I haven't even attempted it yet on fear that I mess something up big time. My 95 Camry ...
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How to lock crank shaft while torquing central screw?

It seems I have to replace the oil seal at the pulley-side of my crankshaft. According to the technical manual of my car, the central screw should be torqued with 120-145Nm. I don't know how much ...
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Sticking While Rotating Crankshaft By Hand

One thing I noticed while trying measure cam lobe to lifter clearances on a 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L, was that when I rotate the crankshaft there seems to be one spot where I have to put in a lot more ...
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Oversize rod bearings question

I have a simple question that has been on my mind for a bit and I cant seem to find the answer. My question being: how do I know what size rod bearings to buy? I know that I have to use plastigage to ...
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Timing belt issue

I recently got a Mitsubishi L200 Trojan K74 4D56 2006, and after getting through its MOT, I decided to do full service and change belts etc. I followed instructions from the workshop manual http://...
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