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ATE 235 - Auto Transmissions and Transaxles

Credits: 5
8 Skills Lab Hours

This course introduces the student to the theory and practical application of the automatic transmission and transaxle. Transmissions and transaxles are studied with emphasis on diagnosis and repair of hydraulic systems, mechanical systems and electronic control systems. On-car diagnostic procedures are practiced in conjunction with industry-recognized service manual information. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Disassemble and reassemble automatic transmission and transaxle assemblies.
  2. Determine component condition and reusability.
  3. Identify individual internal components of automatic transmission.
  4. Choose appropriate on-car diagnostic procedures relating to the automatic transmission’s computer control and hydraulic system.
  5. Perform diagnostics using diagnostic scan tools and other manufacturer-specific testing equipment.
Listed Topics
  1. Theory, disassembly and reassembly of various automatic transmissions and transaxles
  2. Performance of hydraulic and electrical transmission system tests
  3. Scan tools and digital multi-meters to analyze vehicles with no concerns
  4. Scan tools and digital multi-meters to analyze vehicles with instructor created concerns
  5. Comparison of scan tool results of the normal vehicle to the defective vehicle
  6. Manufacturer-specific disassembly, measuring and reassembly tools
  7. Hybrid and conventional torque converter application relating to fuel efficiency
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/25/2021

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