AUTO 53 Automatic and Manual Transmissions (8)
Lec-105, Lab-105, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: AUTO 50
or pass Challenge Test
This ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) course prepares for the national exams in automatic transmissions and transaxles (A-2), and manual drivetrains and axles (A-3); diagnosis, service, and repair.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify and interpret transmissionltransaxle components, theory of operation, anddifferentiate between engine performance and transmissionltransaxle concerns.
- Outcome 2: Research applicable vehicle and service information fluid type, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.
- Outcome 3: Assess fluid level in systems with and without dipstick and perform corrective servIce.
- Outcome 4: Organize and perform pressure tests including systems with electronic pressure controls and formulate necessary corrective action.
- Outcome 5: Diagnose transmissionltransaxle gear reductionlmultiplication concerns using driving, driven, and held member (power flow) principles.
- Outcome 6: Diagnose electronic control systems using appropriate test equipment and service data.
- Outcome 7: Inspect, test, adjust, repair, or replace electrical/electronic components and circuits including computers, solenoids, sensors, relays, terminals, connectors, switches, and harnesses.
- Outcome 8: Inspect, leak test, and flush or replace transmissionltransaxle oil cooler, lines, and fittings.
- Outcome 9: Measure transmission end play or preload and propose necessary action.
- Outcome 10: Measure clutch pack clearance and air test operation of clutch and servo assemblies.
- Outcome 11: Diagnose manual transmission clutch noise, binding, slippage, pulsation, and chatter.
- Outcome 12: Inspect and replace clutch pressure plate assembly, clutch disk, release (throwout) bearing and linkage, and pilot bearinglbushing (as applicable).
- Outcome 13: Check, bleed and adjust clutch hydraulic system, assess fluid level, and formulate necessary action.
- Outcome 14: Inspect flywheel and ring gear for wear and cracks; propose necessary action.
- Outcome 15: Diagnose constant-velocity (CV) joint noise and vibration concerns.
- Outcome 16: Inspect, remove, and replace front wheel drive (FWD) bearings, hubs, and seals.
- Outcome 17: Inspect, service, and replace shafts, yokes, boots, and universal/CV joints.
- Outcome 18: Assess, adjust, drain and refill differential housing fluid.
- Outcome 19: Inspect, remove, and replace drive axle shafts, and wheel studs.