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Steering, Suspension, and Brakes Lab
LAB
CLASS CODE: AUTO 155L CREDITS:  0
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Diagnosis and service of suspension, steering, brake systems, and vehicle wheel alignment of both cars and light trucks. This is the lab portion of Auto 155.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Students will learn how to service automotive and light truck steering systems, braking systems and suspension systems. Vehicle wheel alignments is also a important part of this course.
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 automotive major or have instructor's consent.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1985