Crankshafts & Components

Crankshaft Caps, Bolts, Seals, Rear Main Seals, Gaskets

Under the hood, a large number of things are happening in the right order to millisecond timing, which eventually causes the wheels to turn. One of the most important parts of this process is the crankshaft, which is a big part of the timing. When something goes wrong with your vehicle, the problems can become serious and eventually leave you without transport. To get you back on the road, CARiD has all the parts you need for your vehicle.

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The crankshaft is an important part of your engine because it is directly responsible for opening and closing valves and pistons, which is how fuel becomes power. When it is working well, it spins at the perfect speed and opens and closes everything at the perfect time, and when this happens you will notice your engine running smoothly and delivering you the power you expect. However, when it is not working so well, the problems will become serious.

Your crankshaft is found, of course, inside the crankcase, so when you do discover problems you will also discover that it's quite difficult to reach. It is a long, metal rod, with a number of connections and rods on it, and all of those are designed to take the heat, friction and pressure for a certain number of miles. And this is good, because there is a lot of heat and friction inside the center of the engine, which means it will not work forever and there will eventually be problems if you drive the car long enough.

Those problems include things like the bearings failing, which will cause the crankshaft to stop turning at all, and the engine will not run until you solve the problem. Because of the exact timing involved, a very minor change in the way the crankshaft spins will become very noticeable, and can become very serious if it is not rectified. Of course, you cannot ignore the heat and friction involved, and if your oil is getting older than it should be, that heat can become a danger to the crankshaft and surrounding components.

When one of those problems does occur, you will see the symptoms rather quickly. For instance, if the timing is out, it can result in a lack of power, a rough idle or even knocking sounds coming directly from the engine. The worst case scenario is that the engine will stop completely, and will not start again, which can often be a sign that the crankshaft has stopped turning and none of the valves or pistons are moving anymore, so there is no more power. No matter which problem it is, you need to solve it quickly because it can become much more serious if it is ignored.

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Crankshafts Reviews
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1997 Saab 900
| Posted by | (Struthers, OH)

I own a 97 Saab 900s and my dip stick/oil cap broke. No Autozone, Advanced, Napa etc. even carried the part online they said I'll have to go to a dealership. Thank God for CARiD they saved me $20+ and the product was here it feels like the next day. Very pleased!!!

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