Engine Camshaft Followers

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Engine Camshaft Followers

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What is an engine camshaft follower?

An engine camshaft follower is a part that follows the camshaft in order to actuate the valves in the engine.

What is the purpose of an engine camshaft follower?

The purpose of an engine camshaft follower is to open and close the valves in a vehicle’s engine in order to allow air and fuel to enter the cylinders for combustion and to allow exhaust gases to be released.

How can I determine if my engine camshaft follower is faulty?

To determine if your engine camshaft follower is faulty, you should inspect it for any signs of wear, corrosion or dirt buildup. You can also check the engine's performance to see if the valves are opening and closing correctly.

Can a faulty engine camshaft follower cause damage?

Yes, a faulty engine camshaft follower can cause damage to the engine if it is not replaced. If the camshaft follower is not working correctly, the valves will not open and close as they should, leading to reduced performance and possible engine damage.

How do I replace an engine camshaft follower?

To replace an engine camshaft follower, you should:

  1. Disconnect the battery and remove the negative cable.
  2. Remove the valve cover and inspect the camshaft follower for signs of wear or damage.
  3. Disconnect the camshaft follower from the intake and exhaust valves.
  4. Install the new camshaft follower and reconnect the intake and exhaust valves.
  5. Reinstall the valve cover and reconnect the battery.

How often should I inspect my engine camshaft follower?

The engine camshaft follower should be inspected at least once a year during routine maintenance. If you notice any performance issues or signs of wear, you should inspect it more frequently.