Colorado Springs CO Automotive Timing Gears Repair

Timing gears allow the camshaft and crankshaft to turn the timing chain. The crankshaft turns to move pistons up and down inside the cylinders. The camshaft turns to allow intake and exhaust valves on the cylinders to open and close. These components are extremely important for proper engine timing. As the piston moves down inside the cylinder, the intake valves open to allow fuel and air into the cylinder. As the piston moves up inside the exhaust the exhaust valves open to expel exhaust valves from the cylinders. If the intake valves are not opening and closing properly, the correct air/fuel mixture will be unable to enter and remain inside the cylinders. If the exhaust valves are not opening and closing properly, exhaust gases will be trapped inside the cylinder.

If timing gears are going bad or failing and the timing chains aren't able to be turned by the camshaft and crankshaft, valve timing and ignition timing will be off. This may result in noticeable noises from the engine compartment. It is also possible that timing gears that are going bad or failing may cause the engine to run rough, backfire and/or not run at all.