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Functions of camshaft timing gear.

The camshaft timing gear, also known as the camshaft sprocket or cam timing gear, is a key component in the internal combustion engine. On the one hand, the cam timing gear is connected to the camshaft and can control the opening and closing of the engine's intake and exhaust valves. On the other hand, it can be synchronized with the crankshaft. This synchronization ensures that the camshaft rotates at half the speed of the crankshaft, thereby maintaining correct valve timing relative to the piston position. In addition, the operation of the variable valve timing (VVT) system is ensured. In modern engines, some camshaft timing gears are equipped with advanced mechanisms to achieve variable valve timing. The camshaft sprocket plays a vital role in controlling the valve timing of an internal combustion engine. Its precise operation ensures efficient combustion, power delivery, and overall engine performance.

Camshaft timing gear vs Crankshaft timing gear.

The camshaft timing gear and the crankshaft timing gear are integral parts of an engine's timing system. The former control the intake and exhaust valve operation, and it is driven by the crankshaft timing gear and rotates at half the speed of the crankshaft. While the latter, mounted on the main rotating crankshaft, facilitates the transfer of rotational power to the camshaft timing gear. Together, they collaborate to maintain accurate valve timing.

What are the symptoms of a bad camshaft timing gear?

Some common symptoms of a bad or faulty camshaft timing gear to watch out for:

1.A worn or damaged camshaft sprocket can cause incorrect valve timing, which can lead to engine misfiring or a rough engine running. You may experience a lack of power, hesitation, or a significant decrease in engine performance while driving.

2.When accelerating hard or climbing steep hills, you may feel a reduction in power output or a noticeable loss of acceleration, accompanied by rattling, clicking, or knocking sounds in the engine compartment.

3.A damaged camshaft timing gear can disrupt engine timing, causing engine starting problems and even intermittent stalling.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is recommended to promptly diagnose the problem and determine whether the camshaft timing gear or related components need repair or replacement.

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A-Premium's camshaft timing gear are built with precision engineering and durable materials. It not only provides the excellent engine performance and combustion efficiency for your car but also effectively reduces noise and vibration for a smoother and quieter driving experience. At the same time, we provide you with 3-year warranty and 90-day free return service to ensure that your consumption is worry-free. Choose A-Premium and inject exceptional power into your engine!

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