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ATE 126 - Steering and Suspension

Credits: 4
6 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ATE 103  

This course introduces students to industry-recognized diagnosis and replacement of steering components in power steering systems and suspension systems. Topics include tire repair and replacement, computerized wheel balancing, suspension and steering component inspection, strut service and computerized four-wheel alignment. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.

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

  1. Describe the design and operation of all steering and suspension components.
  2. Perform a computerized 4-wheel alignment.
  3. Replace defective steering and suspension components.
  4. Demonstrate the steps used to dismount, remount and balance tires.
Listed Topics
  1. Adjustment of suspension angles
  2. Effects of front and rear end alignment
  3. Steering and suspension systems components
  4. Electronic suspension systems components
  5. Computerized wheel balancing equipment
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
Last Reviewed: 3/25/2021

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