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ATE 130 - Automotive Brake Systems

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ATE 103  

This course covers the diagnosis, troubleshooting and repair of disc and drum brake systems, power brake boosters, master cylinders, wheel cylinders and related components. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Complete the removal and replacement of disc / drum brake components, including machining rotors and drums.
  2. Describe fixed and floating front and rear brake calipers.
  3. Describe different types of hydraulic split systems used on current model vehicles.
  4. Evaluate the necessity to overhaul or replace wheel cylinders, calipers, master cylinders and power brake units.
  5. Demonstrate how to bleed the hydraulic system.
Listed Topics
  1. Hydraulic brake systems
  2. Disc/drum brake systems
  3. 4-wheel disc systems
  4. Power brake systems
  5. Parking brake systems
  6. Rotor and drum machining
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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