Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AO 240 - Automatic Transmissions

Credit Hours: 6

This lecture/lab course focuses the on the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions.  Students will learn how hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems are used to provide gear ratios that enhance performance and economy in current automobiles.   

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion the student will be able to: 

  • Identify common automatic transmission components and describe their purpose and how they function.
  • Use service information and automotive tools to identify possible causes of noise and performance concerns stemming from automatic transmission failures.
  • Inspect and measure automatic transmission components to determine the cause of failure and choose a course of correction after creating an estimate of repair.
  • Demonstrate the proper removal, disassembly, and assembly of automatic transmission components including the calibration procedures of adaptive shift strategies.
  • Diagnose whether an unwanted symptom of an automatic transmission is caused by a hydraulic, electrical, or mechanical failure.
  • Discover the use of planetary gearsets and torque converters to multiply the torque output of an engine.
  • Demonstrate the ability to remove and install various types of automatic transmissions from vehicles.



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