Crankshaft pulley meaning

Crankshaft pulley definition

A wheel attached to the front end of the crankshaft which is connected by fan belts to the fan, the alternator , and other devices so that the rotating crankshaft can drive these other parts as well. The crankshaft pulley usually has timing marks located on it, and these are necessary for checking and adjusting timing with a timing light . Also called a "harmonic balance wheel."

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