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 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 »

What is a camshaft belt?

The drive belt for a camshaft is more accurately known as a timing belt. Camshafts can also be driven by a chain and gears or by a set of gears. The timing belt rotates the camshaft in precise sync... Read More »

What is a camshaft seal?

A camshaft is the part of the engine that controls the opening and closing of the appropriate valves. The camshaft is controlled by the timing belt and is rotated as needed. The camshaft seal seals... Read More »

What Is a Nitrated Camshaft?

Nitriding is a heat-treating, hardness-increasing process performed on camshafts, crankshafts and other high-stress components -- even outside of the automotive industry. It also improves the lubri... Read More »