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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AU 129 - 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.

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

  • determine through diagnosis problems related to the engine;
  • use test equipment to determine the parts and/or related components requiring repair or replacement;
  • disassemble/inspect/repair and reassemble all Ford 4-, 6-, 8-cylinder engines (recent production);
  • disassemble major engine components for adjustment, repair or replacement;
  • perform replacement of external components such as waterpumps, valve covers/gaskets,oil pan/gaskets, etc.;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge and show the proper use of micrometers, torque wrenches, dial indicators, etc.;
  • remove and install and engine assembly and be able to disconnect/connect related hoses,cables and electrical connections, etc.;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the Ford Onboard Diagnostic system (OBD II);
  • demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Ford Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS);
  • show the ability to identify and locate the various sensors, potentiometers, etc. tied to computer related automobile operation;
  • read and follow diagnostic charts designed to aid in locating and repairing computer related problems;
  • show the ability to identify and use special tools needed to remove and install faulty computer related components. (EXAMPLE: special tool needed to replace oxygen sensor);
  • demonstrate the ability to use a DVOM to test and determine whether a component is good/bad;
  • repair processor and related wiring to Ford manufacturer specifications;
  • roadtest a vehicle with diagnostic equipment attached to determine a drivability problem; and
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the Antilock Braking System(s) (ABS) used by Ford Motor Company.

All Ford ASSET Coops 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 112, AU 113, AU 227, AU 228
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