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AO 140 - Automotive Chassis Systems 2

Credit Hours: 5

This lecture/lab course builds on the foundational topics learned in Automotive Chassis Systems 1.  This course is a study of the hydraulic and power assist components found in current automotive chassis systems, including advanced steering and suspension systems.  The course discusses the diagnosis and repair of concerns with noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH).  It also completes the topic of wheel alignment diagnosis and repair. 

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

  • Identify the type of driver assist that is found on a vehicle’s braking and steering systems.
  • Diagnose whether an inoperative chassis system is due to a mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic failure.
  • Measure a vehicle’s alignment angles and chassis measurements and compare them against the manufacturer’s specifications to determine the need for repair.
  • Utilize automotive scan tools and interpret manufacturer’s processes to correctly diagnose concerns with advanced chassis systems.
  • Demonstrate the proper replacement of antilock brake, stability control, or hydraulic system components.
  • Analyze collected data to calculate the cause of unwanted noise, vibration, and harshness created by chassis systems.

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