Dual lock pin phaser
Patent No. 8,893,677
Issued: November 25, 2014
Inventor: Smith; Franklin R. (Cortland, NY)
A system including a phaser with a first lock pin and a second lock pin in the rotor assembly. The first and second locks pins having a locked position where they engage a recess in the housing assembly and an unlocked position in which they do not engage the housing assembly. The first lock pin locks the rotor assembly to the housing assembly when the phaser is in or near an intermediate phase angle position. The second lock pin locks the rotor assembly to the housing assembly when the phaser is at a full retard position. Alternatively, the second lock pin can lock the rotor assembly to the housing assembly when the phaser is at a full advance position.
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