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Steering, Suspension, and Brakes
STR SUSP/BRAK
CLASS CODE: AUTO 155 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A class oriented towards automotive majors that teaches service and repair procedures on the steering, suspension, and brake systems that are found on today's cars and light trucks. Students must also register for one section of Auto 155L and Auto 095.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Diagnosis and repair of automotive and light truck brakes, steering, suspension systems and vehicle wheel alignment.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Comprehend brake system operation and hydraulics.
Comprehend both drum and disc brake operation, diagnosis, and repair.
Comprehend wheels, tires, and wheel bearing service.
Comprehend measuring and machining drums and rotors.
Comprehend brake assist mechanisms.
Comprehend anti-lock brakes operation and service.
Comprehend steering systems operation and repair.
Comprehend suspensions, their design and service.
Comprehend wheel alignment.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to attend lectures and demonstrations, participate in class discussions, complete textbook assignments, observe multi-media presentations and memorize automotive parts. Learning assessment will consist of worksheets and tests. A daily progress record will also be required. Concurrent enrollment in Auto 155L and Auto 095. A basic set of hand tools. See tool list on the automotive department's web page.
PREREQUISITES: Be an automotive major or have the instructor's consent.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1992