AUTO 55 Engine Performance/Drivability (8)
Lec-105, Lab-105, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: AUTO 50
or pass Challenge Test
Focus on troubleshooting of fuel and ignition systems with the use of scan tools, multi-meters, vacuum and pressure gauges, and oscilloscope. Prepare for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) A-8 and L1 certification. This course along with AUTO 50
, 51, qualifies for the Performance and Driveability Specialist certificate.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify and interpret engine performance concerns; determine necessary action.
- Outcome 2: Research applicable vehicle and service information, diagnostic trouble codes,vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.
- Outcome 3: Diagnose abnormal engine noises, vibration, emissions and driveability concerns with stored or active diagnostic trouble codes; obtain, graph, and interpret scan tool data.
- Outcome 4: Evaluate and perform engine absolute (vacuum/boost) manifold pressure tests; determine necessary action.
- Outcome 5: Appraise and perform cylinder cranking and running compression tests; formulate necessary action.
- Outcome 6: Set-up cylinder leakage test, analyze results, and determine action.
- Outcome 7: Summarize the importance of running all OBDII (On Board Diagnostics 2) monitors for repair verification.
- Outcome 8: Inspect and test crankshaft position sensor(s); assess appropriate action.
- Outcome 9: Remove, diagnose, and replace spark plugs; inspect and analyze secondary ignition components for wear and damage.
- Outcome 10: Inspect, evaluate and test fuel pumps and pump control systems for pressure, regulation, and volume; propose necessary action.
- Outcome 11: Inspect, service, and replace fuel and air filters, filter housings, and intake duct work.
- Outcome 12: Assess and verify idle control operation.
- Outcome 13: Evaluate integrity of the exhaust manifold, pipes, muffler(s), catalytic converter(s), resonator(s), tail pipe(s), associated hardware, and heat shields; formulate necessary corrective action plans.
- Outcome 14: Test and analyze components and hoses of the evaporative emissions control system; and formulate necessary corrective actions.