A shaft with one or more cranks, or "throws," that are coupled by connecting rods to the engine's pistons. Together, the crankshaft and the con rods transform the pistons' reciprocating motion into rotary motion.
This is the heart of the engine. This is what spins and provides the motion for all the other parts in the engine (con-rods, pistons, transmission, etc.). All other parts in the engine work toward getting the crankshaft to turn fast and powerful.
The rotating shaft within the engine that is turned by the up-and-down motion of the pistons. The crankshaft transfers power to the flywheel, and in turn to the transmission. The crankshaft is housed within the crankcase, which is part of the engine block.
One of the more important things under a carâ€™s hood is the crankshaft. The crankshaft is a rotating shaft that is powered by the up-and-down motion of the pistons. While doing this the crankshaft powers the flywheel, which powers the transmission. The crankshaft is housed in the crankcase.
Also called the bottom end. This is the shaft at the bottom of the engine that turns as the Pistons fire (the pistons force it to rotate in circular motion) and has a connection to the flywheel, clutch, and eventually the main shaft of the transmission, torque convertor and possibly Belt Pulley or PTO. Other components that the crankshaft will drive are the water pump, generator, oil pump, camshaft (and thus valves), and hydraulic pump (some older models instead had hydraulic pumps connected to the PTO or Belt Pulley system). On some machines, it also either directly or indirectly drives superchargers, air port intakes (2 stroke diesels), and air conditioning pumps (late model tractors only).
The crankshaft turns back-and-forth motion into rotary motion, It is attached on one end to a connecting rod and turns the propeller screw on the other. Also, the crankshaft contains a rotary valve, which takes fuel from the fuel jet, and air from the venturi, and injects it at timed intervals into the combustion chamber. This rotary valve also creates a partial vacuum which draws air through the venturi, and fuel from the fuel tank.
A shaft with one or more cranks, or "throws," that are coupled by connecting rods to the engine's pistons. The combustion process creates reciprocating motion in the rods and pistons which in turn is converted to a rotating motion by the crankshaft.
Crankshaft is an eponymous comic strip about an elderly, curmudgeonly school bus driver which debuted on June 8, 1987. Written by Tom Batiuk and drawn by Chuck Ayers, Crankshaft is a spinoff from Batiukâ€™s comic strip Funky Winkerbean.