Jan 19, 2021
ABOD 1125 - Introduction to Alignment, Brakes, and Suspension Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This hands-on course introduces students to the theory and practice of working with vehicle steering, suspension, and braking systems, as well as basic vehicle alignment. Topics include safety issues; part identification and inspection; and appropriate system adjustments, repair, replacement, and/or rebuilding. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
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 steering, suspension, brakes, and alignment
- Theory, operation, and part identification of steering systems
- Theory, operation, and part identification of suspension systems
- Theory, operation, and part identification of brake systems
- Repair of steering, suspension, and brake systems
- Alignment angle theory of caster, camber, and toe
- Basic alignment procedures
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- identify safety procedures and precautions related to steering, suspension, brakes and alignment.
- describe basic steering, suspension, brake, and alignment theory and operation.
- identify basic steering, suspension, and brake components and related parts.
- demonstrate basic repairs of steering, suspension, and brake systems.
- identify mechanical alignment adjustments.
- demonstrate the setup procedure of a vehicle on an alignment rack.
- complete a vehicle alignment to industry standards using mechanical adjustments.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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