Visual inspection is critical. Any sign of movement laterally is grounds for replacement.
Modern engines need to not only know the position of the crankshaft, but the position of the camshafts.
When the rings separate, the alignment of the belts change. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
The sprocket is manufactured from SAE 1144 billet steel and has a 22-tooth cut to the ISO-606 Roller Sprocket specification.
The new crankshaft and cam tools are now available throughout North America.
Sometimes the least expensive parts are the most time-consuming to replace. This is the case with crankshaft oil seals.
Andrew Markel discusses how an oil filter can change the lubrication in the crankshaft or camshaft bearing surfaces. Sponsored by MAHLE.
The key to diagnosing many cranking, no-start and stalling problems found on the late-model import is to understand how the crankshaft and camshaft position sensors function and what their mechanical relationship is to each other.
Having to remove valve or front cover of an engine to check engine timing marks can rarely be completed in under an hour on most modern engines. But, capturing the waveforms from the camshaft and crankshaft sensors can be completed in under 30 minutes. This diagnostic approach can also diagnose circuit and sensor problems.
Recently, Ford announced Customer Satisfaction Program 17N01. The program covers 2011-’14 Mustang models with both the 3.7L V6 and 5.0L V8 that have code “P0315 Crankshaft Position System Variation Not Learned” set. The solution involves a “scan tool code clear” and a 10-minute test drive.
The oil in the crankcase of a direct fuel injected engine can make a huge difference in the health of the engine. The right oil can reduce carbon deposits on the intake valves and keep the engine healthy.