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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- ASEP 104
- Course Title:
- Steering,Suspension and Brakes
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Studies and works with suspension systems used on General Motors vehicles; components, steering gears, wheel bearings, alignment angles, rear wheel tracking, adjustments and correction, wheel balance and factors contributing to vehicle handling and tire wear. Studies principles of automotive brake systems on General Motors vehicles. Practices disassembly and assembly of system components using school owned equipment. Includes proper measuring and machinery techniques of brake drums and rotors. Prerequisite: ASEP 100.
Addendum to Course Description
ASEP 104 will cover the following NATEF and GM STC competencies:
- A3 Manual drive train. Front and rear drive axles and prop shafts
- Manual and Automatic transfer cases
- NV 4500 manual transmission
- Vibration diagnosis
- A4 Suspension and Steering
- Suspension systems
- Vehicle alignment and adjustment procedures
- Rack & pinion steering systems, hydraulic and electronic control
- Worm & sector systems, hydraulic and electronic control
- A5 Brakes
- Foundation/base hydraulic brake systems
- Anti-lock braking systems
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students who successfully complete AM104 will: 1. obtain accurate wheel alignment readings using industry standard 4-wheel alignment equipment to achieve front toe adjustments, with straight-ahead steering wheel position 2. Perform steering, suspension, wheel and tire inspection and service 3. demonstrate professional, safe and ethical practice in the performance of these repairs 4. achieve passing scores on ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) style written exams
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student will demonstrate the ability to diagnosis and repair problems on the ASEP school fleet of current GM vehicles. This will include hands on exercises in all applicable ASE areas on ASEP school vehicles and component repair on the workbench. In addition written tests and home work will be required to demonstrate ability to access information in an electronic format as well a standard paper shop manuals.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The following General Motors Training Courses are embedded in this section of the GM-ASEP program in addition to the required NATEF competencies:
Description: This course covers the theory of vibration as well as basic to advanced vibration diagnosis and correction techniques. Primary focus is on driveline, tire/wheel, engine, and steering/suspension vibration. Extensive hands-on use of the Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA), dial indicators, wheel balancers, and other currently available tools are practiced.
Rear Axle and Propeller Shaft
Description: This course provides students with the fundamentals of rear axle and propeller shaft operation. Topics include propeller shafts and limited-slip differentials, proper maintenance, service procedures, basic vibration and noise diagnosis.
All Wheel Drive/Four Wheel Systems
Description: This course covers operation, diagnosis and overhaul of: all current GM All Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive transfer cases; manual, electronic shift, all wheel drive and automatic.
NV4500 5-Speed Manual Transmission
Description: This course covers operation, power flow, diagnosis and overhaul of the New 'Venture Gear 4500 5-speed manual 'transmission found in light duty chassis cabs and 1- ton trucks.
Description: This course focuses on the fundamentals of power steering operation, service procedures, power steering hydraulics and diagnosis of the major components. information is provided on tools, checks, testing and diagnosis techniques and repair.
Foundation brakes/ABS system service
Description: This course provides system operation and diagnostic information of various base and antilock brake systems and the related components. Topics included are master cylinder operation, quick take-up valve operation, disc/drum operation and hydraulic system fundamentals. Correct service procedures for proper repair and diagnosis of systems for customer safety are stressed.
Description: Course covers ABS fundamentals, theory of operation, diagnosis and service of the Kelsey Hayes EBC 4 four-wheel antilock brake system (4WAL) and the EBC 310 Modular System, used on light duty trucks
Bosch 5 Series ABS/TCS Systems
Description: Course covers fundamentals, theory of operation, diagnosis and service of the Bosch 5 ABS Traction Control System (TCS), the Bosch 5.3 ABS/TCS System, and the Delco/Bosch ABS 5 System. Features hands-on component service with a detailed overview of the hydraulic system. This course incorporates extensive use of the service manual, Tech 2 and Techline terminals.
Delphi Chassis VI/VII ABS/TCS
Description: Course covers the fundamentals, theory of operation, diagnosis and service of the Delphi Chassis VI and VII ABS and Traction Control Systems. Features hands-on component service with a detailed overview of the hydraulic system. This course incorporates extensive use of the service manual, Tech 2 and Techline terminals.
The GM-ASEP is a factory backed, manufacture based program dealing with the GM product line only. It is a cooperative between PCC, General Motors and the GM dealer body to supply well-trained entry-level technicians for GM dealer service departments.