AU 249 - Ford ASSET Cooperative Work Experience
Credit Hours: 1.5
Theory and instruction received in previous ASSET courses, taught with a Ford emphasis, are applied to work in the sponsoring dealership.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- change sparkplugs, sparkplug wires and other related ignition components;
- replace fuel, air and other filters that could affect the performance of the vehicles;
- repair or replace fuel line and fuel tank components when they malfunction;
- following Ford Motor Co. procedures to make sure that the engine is running properly;
- follow Ford Motor Co. procedures to make necessary engine adjustments;
- use appropriate service manuals/software to assist in diagnosis and repair of the fuel and ignition systems;
- roadtest a vehicle to assist in determining if a drivability problem is related to the fuel,ignition or computer-assist system;
- perform diagnostic checks using the appropriate scan tool depending on year of vehicle; (PDS or IDS)
- test and determine the condition of computer related components and adjust or replace as required;
- test and determine the condition of the fuel injection and related components;
- as required do maintenance to fuel injection system to ensure proper performance; (this maintenance would be other than replacement of parts or filters)
- use Ford Motor Co. IDS diagnostic system to help find drivability problems while on a roadtest; (requires two people)
- disassemble the fuel injection system and test individual components for a problem and replace as necessary. Injectors, fuel rail, throttlebody, pressure relief valve, etc.;
- check and repair or replace electrical connectors or wiring to meet manufacturer specifications;
- perform basic electrical tests to determine if a problem is related to the charging or starting systems or battery and not the computer system; and
- diagnose problems in the different systems by using Ford Motor Co. service manuals or software.
All Ford ASSET co-ops are conducted with the student working with an "A" grade technician. All the above objectives would be performed under the guidance of a professional to aid the student in the learning process as well as ensuring that all repairs and inspections are performed properly and at the level expected of the manufacturer.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training Program (ASSET).
Corequisites: AU 212, AU 213, AU 218, AU 219, AU 224, AU 225