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AST 1095 - Automatic Transmissions

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 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. This course requires completion of or to be concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1055 , AST 1065 , AST 1075 , and AST 1085 .
MnTC Goals

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. 
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

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.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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