The crankshaft is a long, steel shaft that transfers the up-and-down motion of the pistons and connecting rods into rotational motion.
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Knocking noise from engine
- Low engine oil pressure
Related Repair Advice
- If a crankshaft or connecting rod bearing fails, the crankshaft should be thoroughly inspected before reuse
- In some cases, a failed crankshaft can be repaired or replaced. However, on higher mileage vehicles, engine replacement is often recommended.