Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 8 months ago

What does a crankshaft do?

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  • 8 months ago

    Driving with a failing crankshaft position sensor can be difficult and potentially dangerous. It could lead to long-term vehicle damage and expensive repairs, or even stop the car from working at all.

    • Road warrior
      Lv 4
      8 months agoReport

      Retarded..Many cars have NO CPS.So how would you explain a Model T not running? 

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It turns the wheels.

    • So does clutch. torque converter, transmission, drive shaft, etc.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It converts the up and down motion of the pistons/crank rods to rotary motion that can be used in turn to make the wheels go round and round

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    The crank turns the pistons which in turn turn the crank which drives the flywheel which works the transmission that delivers power to the wheels. With out a crank the engine could not work at all. Very important part of the engine.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Use your browser(whichever one you are using as Google is not the only Browser being used)

    and type into the search bar "how a motor works"  You will find  neat animations and you see how all the parts work. You will never have to ask again. There may be a voice or a write up at the same time so it is as clear as mud.

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  • 8 months ago

    Converts the linear motion of the pistons to rotary motion  

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  • 8 months ago

    .............rotates when pistons pedal up and down on it.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It cranks your shaft.

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  • 8 months ago

    This may be a stupid question to some but I’ve never had to buy a car from a dealership.

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  • 8 months ago

    Turns linear motion into rotary motion.

    • Lee
      Lv 4
      8 months agoReport

      SFU Henry, the answer is correct. Only addition would be it can do the same in reverse if we have no specific mechanism in mind.

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