Category: Engine Parts and Systems

What Will Happens When a Timing Chain or Belt Breaks While Driving

The internal combustion engine has many vital components that keep it functioning and performing well for the vehicle. One such component is the timing chain, which is responsible for allowing the crankshaft and camshaft to rotate at the same time and at the same speed. As a result, the various engine valves can open and

Common Causes of Idler Pulley Noise and Cost to Replace

There are many drive belts within the engine which are linked to various components and accessories of the vehicle. Some of the most important components are the alternator, AC compressor, and power steering pump. When the engine is running, the drive belts start moving and these other components start activating. However, the drive belts must

The Difference between Timing Belt vs Timing Chain

You might see the terms “timing belt” and “timing chain” and think they’re the same thing. Your assumption is close to being right because they both perform the same task. For starters, the internal combustion engine is the home of these two components. Both the timing belt and timing chain can help synchronize the rotation

Rocker Arm Function, Failure Symptoms and Cost to Replace

When the internal combustion engine generates power, it passes through the drivetrain so that it can be delivered to the driving wheels underneath the vehicle. The drivetrain has several different components which are vital to this entire process, such as the rocker arms. The intake valve and exhaust valve must be opened and shut at

PCV Valve Function, Bad Symptoms and Cost to Replace

  As you may know, the internal combustion process generates a lot of toxic exhaust gases. Fortunately, vehicles are built with an exhaust system. Whenever these exhaust gases are produced, there is an exhaust valve which opens so that the gases can enter the exhaust system. Once they’re in the exhaust system, the level of

5 Symptoms of Cylinder Head Crack and Repair Cost

Every internal combustion engine has a certain number of cylinders in it. These cylinders have cylinder heads on top of them. Once the cylinder heads are closed by the pistons, the air and fuel mixture is compressed within the combustion chamber. This is necessary for a successful ignition to take place. If the cylinder heads

5 Symptoms of a Bad Vapor Canister Purge Valve in Your Car

The vapor canister purge valve is a part of your vehicle’s evaporative emission control system. As your charcoal canister emits fuel vapor, the vapor canister purge valve regulates how much of this vapor emits from the canister. In older vehicles, a vacuum was what controlled the purge valve before onboard computers were introduced. Now, there

5 Symptoms of Bad Valve Seals in Your Car

The internal combustion engine generates its power after a mixture of air and fuel is ignited in its cylinders. The air and fuel get mixed first before entering the cylinders, though. Only a certain amount of the mixture is transferred to the cylinders for combustion purposes. It all depends on how much power needs to

4 Common Symptoms of Car Engine Seizing Up

There are many different things that can go wrong with your car. The worst thing is when something happens to your engine which causes it to seize up or stop working entirely. Since there are several moving components in the engine, all it takes is for one of them to fail and then your whole

Copper vs Double Platinum Spark Plugs (Pros and Cons)

Spark plugs serve a very important purpose for the internal combustion engine. As you may very well know, compressed air and fuel are mixed together in the internal combustion chamber. But for engine power to be generated from this mixture, it needs to be ignited by an electric current. Spark plugs are responsible for producing