What is a cam belt designed to accomplish?The primary function of the cam belt also known as timing belts is regulate the speed of car’s internal combustion engine. It is responsible for the timing and the sequence of when valves to the cylinders are opened and closed. In order to do this it ensures that the crankshaft as well as the camshaft are in the same time.
- The camshaft of the engine controls the valves that let air and fuel go through and out.
- The crankshaft is used to move the pistons upwards and downwards simultaneously.
- Both of these actions need to be coordinated.
- If the timing isn’t correct then the pistons, valves or other parts of the engine could be damaged.