What is a camshaft?

Answer Camshafts are iron or steel engine components used in 4 stroke engines to mechanically induce opening and closing action of intake and exhaust valves. These events must take place at precise times ... Read More »

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What Is a Camshaft Used for?

A camshaft is a rod or shaft to which cams are attached. Cams are non circular wheels, which operate the cylinder valves of an internal combustion engine. The camshaft is also used to operate other... Read More »

How to Replace a Camshaft?

The camshaft in your vehicle has lobes running along the length of the shaft called "cam lobes." These lobes rotate with the camshaft and press against a rocker arm. The rocker arm pushes valve spr... Read More »

What Is a Camshaft Sensor?

A camshaft sensor is a device that adjusts spark timing and fuel delivery on certain ignition systems that do not have a distributor. The camshaft sensor signals the car's computer that the cam is ... Read More »

How to Pick a Camshaft?

Camshaft selection requires careful thought and honest consideration as to how the car will be used afterward. Since camshaft changes are greatly enhanced with other modifications, it should be par... Read More »