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The More You Know About Camshaft Repair

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Bellflower Camshaft Repair

While driving the 91, and you hear strange sounds like backfiring, popping, or tapping noises coming from the top of your vehicle’s engine, or if you experience a dead miss or loss of engine power while driving, it may indicate an issue with your camshaft. If this is the case, Orozco’s Auto Service in Bellflower is a recommended solution.

The camshaft is an essential component of an internal combustion engine, consisting of over 200 moving parts. Without a camshaft, a vehicle’s engine cannot function correctly, and if it becomes damaged, the engine’s performance suffers.

Understanding how a camshaft works can be challenging, especially for those who haven’t had the opportunity to disassemble a car engine. However, it’s worth exploring the role of the camshaft and its impact on engine performance.

When fuel and air mix and ignite, the engine’s pistons move up and down in its cylinders. The valves at the top of the cylinders must open and close to allow oxygen in and expel the exhaust gases produced by the explosion.

According to experts at Orozco’s Auto Service of Bellflower, the camshaft is responsible for opening and closing each cylinder’s valves at the correct moment and duration. The camshaft comprises “lobes” or “cams” that push rocker arms while the camshaft rotates. This rotation raises the outside of the rocker arm, allowing the inside to press on the valve and open it. As the camshaft continues to rotate, the rocker arm returns to its initial position, releasing the pressure on the valve, and the valve spring closes the valve. This precise timing with the vehicle’s ignition ensures smooth engine operation and efficient power production.

Camshafts can be driven by a belt, chain, or gear set. Some engines have camshafts that are pushed from below, while others sit on top of the motor and work from “overhead.” The latter design may feature a pair of camshafts. Certain cam designs allow for the timing of when the valves are open to vary. With a series of computer controls, this can create different power profiles at different engine speeds.

If your car requires a new camshaft, repairing it is not recommended due to the manufacturing processes involved. Although some high-performance engines use repairable camshafts, it’s usually not practical or cost-effective for the average car on the road. It’s best to replace the camshaft with a new one, and Orozco’s Auto Service is the optimal choice in this situation.

If your vehicle is showing any of the above signs or you believe your vehicle’s camshaft is damaged or are not sure and would like to have it inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Bellflower today at 562-920-1871. Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Bellflower – Los Angeles County CA
9665 Alondra Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706, USA
Call Today: 562-920-1871 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair

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