There are a number of parts that make up the factory GM engine in your vehicle. They all work together to produce the power your SUV, pickup, or car needs in order to operate. They also help other vehicle parts move as well.
What Are the Parts of Your Engine?
It's all centered around the engine block. That's where internal combustion takes place, and the other parts are connected to it. The pistons pump up and down to compress and pressurize the air/fuel mixture inside the block. A cylinder head sits atop the engine block, sealing the engine and containing the gases within. Spark plugs, valves, and other engine components connect to the cylinder head. A camshaft opens and closes the valves in sync with other moving parts. Your crankshaft, which connects to the lower part of the engine block, takes the vertical motion of the pistons' pumping and coverts it to rotary motion. Then there's the oil pan, which contains the motor oil that lubricates your engine's moving parts. Finally, you have all of the bearings, gears, grommets, and gaskets that connect and seal the various parts.
Warning Signs of Engine Trouble
Even the best engine can eventually have a part or two that fails, due to the high heat and pressure at work. Look for:
- Engine stalls
- Rough idling
- Acceleration problems
- Worsening fuel economy
Don't let these problems go without checking them out. If you do, your vehicle may not even start. Fortunately, the solution is right at hand. Our online auto parts center only sells genuine GM engine parts, so you're sure to find the right items for the job. Buy now and we'll ship your order right to you!
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