Sep 23, 2020  
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Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AU 260 - Alignment and Suspension


Credit Hours: 2

Modern testing techniques and the use of equipment for diagnosing servicing the steering and suspension systems.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • understand the terminology and concepts associated with steering, suspension and alignment of an automobile including but not limited to Camber, Caster, Toe, Steering Axis Inclination and Toe Out on turns and how they affect the stability of an automobile. Competency will be based upon an exam with multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank and short answer questions;
  • understand the function and operation of front suspension systems and any applicable terminology. An exam will be given for competency with multiple choice and true/false questions;
  • understand the function and operation of rear suspension systems and any applicable terminology. An exam will be given for competency with multiple choice and true/false question;
  • describe the operation and function of the steering systems of automobiles. This will include but not be limited to conventional and rack and pinion steering gears; power steering pumps, hoses and lines; steering columns and four wheel steering. Competency will be based on an exam with multiple choice and true/false question; and
  • understand the function, operation and diagnosis of wheel bearings, wheels, tires, dynamic and static balance and the possible problems associated with them. Competency will be based on an exam with multiple choice and True/False questions.


Concurrent Registration: AU 261
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