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AST 1095 - Automatic Transmissions

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 6
Course Description: This course covers automatic transmission theory, sub-assembly operation, and operational controls. Rebuilding techniques, service procedures and diagnosis are covered in group discussions and shop applications. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1055 , AST 1065 , AST 1075 , and AST 1085 . 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.
Corequisite(s): None
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.

Major Content
  1. Automatic transaxle service procedures
  2. Automatic transaxle fluid
  3. Automatic transaxle removal and installation procedures
  4. Automatic transaxle components
  5. Planetary gear operation and theory
  6. Torque converter operation and theory
  7. Transmission holding devices
  8. Power Flow
  9. Valve body-hydraulics
  10. Transaxle disassembly procedures
  11. Subassembly rebuild procedures
  12. Adjustments and end play measurements
  13. Transaxle reassembly procedures
  14. Transaxle mounting and testing on transmission dyno
  15. Transaxle pressure testing in vehicle
  16. Transaxle stall testing
  17. Diagnose transaxle problems using a scan tool
  18. Perform NATEF tasks during shop and lab times.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify safety procedures and precautions related to automatic transmissions.
  2. perform rebuild procedures.
  3. reassemble an automatic transaxle.
  4. test automatic transaxles.
  5. service an automatic transaxle
  6. remove and replace an automatic transaxle
  7. identify automatic transaxle components and their functions.
  8. identify all eight gear ratios available in a simple planetary gear set.
  9. describe torque converter operation and theory
  10. identify power flow for each gear position
  11. identify valve body operation and hydraulic circuits.
  12. disassemble an automatic transaxle.
  13. perform transaxle adjustments.

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