A camshaft is located under the engine of your vehicle. It is responsible for opening and closing various engine valves. Camshafts are actually made up of two parts. The first is the Cam. It is a lobe that spins and is responsible for opening the intake and exhaust valves. The second part is the shaft, and it spins once every four-stroke cycles of the engine. This part is essential to keeping your engine running. If something goes wrong with the camshaft, the engine in your vehicle will completely shut down.
The first symptom is that your vehicle does not drive like it used to. This includes your vehicle’s engine stalling, dropping in power, not being as fuel efficient, or decreased acceleration speed. A second symptom is the check engine light turns on. Although this can mean a variety of things, it is still a good idea to have your vehicle looked at. Finally, if your vehicle will not start, it could be a camshaft issue. If you are experiencing any of these issues with your vehicle, have it looked at right away.
Has your vehicle been displaying any of the symptoms listed above? If so, it would be a good idea to take your vehicle in and have it serviced. At Fox Toyota in Clinton, our certified Toyota technicians use only genuine OEM parts when repairing vehicles. You can trust that your vehicle will receive the best care that will last. Give Fox Toyota a call at 865-425-1930 to schedule an appointment today! We are committed to keeping your vehicle up and running, and on the road for many years to come.