Aug 14, 2020
AST 1025 - Steering and Suspension Systems Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course provides the basis for repairs and adjustments to the steering and suspension systems found on the modern automobile. Operating design theory, diagnosis, adjustment, and repair are included during group discussions and shop applications. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1015 , AST 1035 , and AST 1045 . Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950 or above or completion of RDNG 0900 with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 0090 or above or completion of ENGL 0080 with a grade of C or higher; Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra assessment score of 76 or higher OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070 or above OR completion MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math assessment retesting or registering for a MATH course.
- Frame and suspension designs
- Suspension types
- Shock absorbers
- Stabilizer bar and links
- Bushing service
- Ball joints
- Diagnosing suspension systems
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- identify safety procedures and precautions related to four wheel alignment.
- describe steering and suspension system operation and theory.
- identify steering and suspension system components and related parts.
- rebuild suspension and steering systems to industry standards.
- demonstrate the proper operation of specialty equipment and tools.
- perform NATEF tasks related to steering and suspension systems.
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