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How to Replace Timing Gears

The engine camshaft has to turn at precisely half the crankshaft speed.

How to Replace a Timing Cover

There’s not much that goes wrong with the timing cover itself.

How to Adjust Timing on a Car

Ignition timing refers to the ignition system that allows the spark plug to fire, or ignite, a few degrees before the piston reaches top dead center (TDC) on its compression stroke.

How to Replace an Automatic Timing Advance Unit

The automatic timing advance unit plays a key part in keeping the engine running smoothly and in time with all the components on an engine.

How to Remove, Install, and Adjust Ignition Timing

Ignition distributors are used in gasoline engines to provide a properly timed, high voltage to the spark plugs.

How Long Does a Timing Cover Last?

A timing cover protects parts such as the timing belt, timing chain, and gears inside of your vehicle.

How Long Do the Timing Gears Last?

The timing gears work with the timing belt and chains in the engine to ensure your vehicle runs smoothly.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Automatic Timing Advance Unit

Automatic timing advance units are a component commonly found on many vehicles equipped with carburetors, as well as vehicles equipped with diesel engines.

How Long Does an Automatic Timing Advance Unit Last?

The automatic timing advance unit is a component in vehicles with diesel engines.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid

In the early to mid-1960's, American automotive giants Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors ruled the streets and drag strips across the land.

Symptoms of Bad or Failing Timing Gears (Gear To Gear)

The purpose of timing gears is to allow the camshaft and crankshaft to turn the timing chain.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Cover

When your vehicle stops running all of the sudden, it is commonly due to a broken timing belt or timing chain.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Chain

Since the inception of the internal combustion engine, one constant has remained – they all have a timing chain or timing belt.