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# What do car pistons do?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Car pistons are the objects that are moved down by the explosion of fuel in the cylindered they are connected to a connecting rod which is in turn connected to a crank shaft that is rotated as the piston is forced down comes up and is forced down again.

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