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ATE 126 - Steering and Suspension


Credits: 4
6 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ATE 103  

 
Description
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 will be manufacturer specific.


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

  1. Discuss the design and operation of all steering and suspension components.
  2. Computerize 4-wheel alignment and apply corrective measures.
  3. Adjust steering gears, columns and pump assemblies using industry-recognized procedures.
  4. Identify and replace defective steering and suspension components.
  5. 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.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 12/21/2011


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