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ATE 230 - Engine Performance 1

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ATE 122  and ATE 131  

This course provides a study of the conventional, electronic and distributor-less/coil over-plug ignition systems. Students will become acquainted with automotive ignition systems and troubleshoot and/or diagnose ignition problems. An introduction to chassis dynamometer operation and safety will be covered. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting and the proper use of electronic test equipment. Certain course sections will be manufacturer specific.

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

  1. Identify ignition-related components.
  2. Explain various ignition systems.
  3. Diagnose ignition-related concerns in a lab setting.
  4. Define on-board diagnostics (OBD) II terminology.
  5. List the steps required to safely restrain a vehicle on the dynamometer.
  6. Explain how a dynamometer can be used in diagnosis.
Listed Topics
  1. Safety
  2. Manufacturer-specific diagnostic service information
  3. Ignition-related components
  4. Primary ignition system
  5. Secondary ignition system
  6. Timing controls
  7. Ignition system diagnosis in lab setting
  8. OBD II
  9. Dynamometer safety
  10. Diagnosis using a dynamomter
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 12/21/2011

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