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Fall 2017 Catalog 
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AU 273 - Lab for Computer Assisted Mechanisms

Credit Hours: 2

The diagnosis and repair of computer-controlled automobile operations. This includes Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and other domestic vehicles as well as various import vehicle systems.

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

  • diagnose and repair automotive computer systems including powertrain control, body control, lighting control and various chassis control systems;
  • diagnose and repair various network systems including SAE J1850 Pulse Width Modulated, SAE J1850 Variable Pulse Width, ISO 9141, ISO 14230 KWP2000, ISO 15765 Controller Area Network;
  • retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes from various On-Board Diagnostic systems both OBD-1 and OBD-11 using both manufacturer and aftermarket scan tools;
  • read OBD data streams using both manufacturer and aftermarket scan tools including handheld and PC based tools;
  • perform both manual and automated computer system tests per the appropriate diagnostic flow chart. Test include manual scan tool testing and testing with handheld Digital Volt-Ohm Meters (DVOMs);
  • find and interpret shop manual information for both the diagnosis and repair of computer systems. This includes both printed and online repair information; and
  • verify customer concerns and verify repairs.

Concurrent Registration: AU 272
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