What Is the Purpose of a Crankshaft?

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The purpose of the crank shaft is to translate reciprocating linear piston motion into rotation. It converts the reciprocating motion into rotation by crank throws or crankpins, additional bearing surfaces whose axis is offset from that of the crank, to which the big ends of the connecting rods from each cylinder attach.
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The crankshaft sensor sends information to the engine computer about the precise position and speed of the crankshaft. Because the crankshaft is attached to the pistons, information
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It has 2 purposes. 1- to turn the engine over when first starting so the combustion process can begin. 2- most important it transfers the piston movement from up and down lateral
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they kinda both do the same thing. the crank sensor tells the spark plug to fire. the cam sensor says im in the perfect position to fire the plugs . when they cant agree it is usually
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The purpose of a crankshaft sensor is to monitor the position and rotational speed of the crankshaft. The engine then uses this information from the sensor to ...
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