Dec 03, 2023
AST 1035 - Four-Wheel Alignment Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 4
Course Description: This course covers diagnosis, corrections, and adjustments of the steering and suspension systems to correct poor handling, noise, and abnormal tire wear. Alignment theory, pre-alignment inspection, and adjustments using factory adjustments and after-market modifications on modern equipment are covered in group discussions and shop applications. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. This course requires students to be concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1015 , AST 1025 , and AST 1045 .
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into ENGL 0950 and RDNG 0950 or above OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051 and ESOL 0052 and ESOL 1033 OR completion of ESOL 0041 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043 with a grade of C or higher; AND Arithmetic placement score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra placement score of 76 or higher or minimum placement score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070 or above or completion of MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher AND instructor consent. 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 placement retesting or registering for a MATH course.
- Safety procedures and precautions related to four wheel alignment
- Pre-alignment inspection
- Tire wear
- Alignment geometry
- Pulls and drifts
- Alignment instrumentation demonstration
- Wheel alignment procedures
- Maintenance and operational techniques of related tools and equipment.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- identify safety procedures and precautions related to four-wheel alignment.
- describe four-wheel alignment theory and function.
- identify alignment angles and their functions.
- perform adjustments to industry standards.
- demonstrate mechanical and after-market alignment adjustments.
- demonstrate the proper operation of specialty equipment and tools.
- perform NATEF tasks related to four wheel alignment.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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