Course Syllabus

This course builds on the skills and knowledge introduced in Automotive Service 1, 2, 3 and 4. Building advanced automotive skills and knowledge in vehicle servicing, testing, repair and advanced diagnosis in suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, and HVAC. This course emphasizes hands-on work experience. The course also includes the new NATEF Workplace Employability Skills Standards. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Automotive Service requirements. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work based learning strategies appropriate for this course includes apprenticeships, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light repair (G-1). SkillsUSA competitive events activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

 

 

Automotive Suspension/Chassis Electrical

Name _____________________________

Suspension and Steering

Task #

 

 

 

Date

Score

Instructors

Initials

B-2

Remove and replace steering wheel; center/time supplemental restraint system (SRS) coil (clock spring).

P1

 

 

 

 

B-3

 Diagnose steering column noises, looseness, and binding concerns (including tilt mechanisms); determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-4

 Diagnose power steering gear (non-rack and pinion) binding, uneven turning effort, looseness, hard steering, and noise concerns; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-5

 Diagnose power steering gear (rack and pinion) binding, uneven turning effort, looseness, hard steering, and noise concerns; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-6

 Inspect steering shaft universal-joint(s), flexible coupling(s), collapsible column, lock cylinder mechanism, and steering wheel; perform necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-7

 Remove and replace rack and pinion steering gear; inspect mounting bushings and brackets.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-8

Inspect rack and pinion steering gear inner tie rod ends (sockets) and bellows boots; replace as needed.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-13

 Remove and reinstall power steering pump.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-14

 Remove and reinstall press fit power steering pump pulley; check pulley and belt alignment.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-17

  Inspect, replace, and adjust tie rod ends (sockets), tie rod sleeves, and clamps

P1

 

 

 

 

B-18

 Identify hybrid vehicle power steering system electrical circuits and safety precautions.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-19

 Inspect electric power-assisted steering.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-1

 Diagnose short and long arm suspension system noises, body sway, and uneven ride height concerns; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

C-2

 Diagnose strut suspension system noises, body sway, and uneven ride height concerns; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

C-3

 Inspect, remove and install upper and lower control arms, bushings, shafts, and rebound bumpers.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-4

 Inspect, remove and install strut rods and bushings

P3

 

 

 

 

C-5

  Inspect, remove and install upper and/or lower ball joints (with or without wear indicators).

P2

 

 

 

 

C-6

 Inspect, remove and install steering knuckle assemblies.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-7

 Inspect, remove and install short and long arm suspension system coil springs and spring insulators.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-8

  Inspect, remove and install torsion bars and mounts.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-9

 Inspect, remove and install front stabilizer bar (sway bar) bushings, brackets, and links.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-10

  Inspect, remove and install strut cartridge or assembly, strut coil spring, insulators (silencers), and upper strut bearing mount.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-11

 Inspect, remove and install track bar, strut rods/radius arms, and related mounts and bushings.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-12

  Inspect rear suspension system leaf spring(s), bushings, center pins/bolts, and mounts.

P1

 

 

 

 

D-1

  Inspect, remove, and replace shock absorbers; inspect mounts and bushings.

P1

 

 

 

 

D-2

 Remove, inspect, and service or replace front and rear wheel bearings.

P1

 

 

 

 

D-3

 Describe the function of the power steering pressure switch

P1

 

 

 

 

E-1

Diagnose vehicle wander, drift, pull, hard steering, bump steer, memory steer, torque steer, and steering return concerns; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-2

Perform prealignment inspection and measure vehicle ride height; perform necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-3

 Prepare vehicle for wheel alignment on alignment machine; perform four-wheel alignment by checking and adjusting front and rear wheel caster, camber; and toe as required; center steering wheel

P1

 

 

 

 

E-4

Check toe-out-on-turns (turning radius); determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

E-5

 Check SAI (steering axis inclination) and included angle; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

E-6

Check rear wheel thrust angle; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-7

Check for front wheel setback; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

E-8

Check front and/or rear cradle (subframe) alignment; determine necessary action.

P3

 

 

 

 

E-9

Reset steering angle sensor

P2

 

 

 

 

F-2

Diagnose wheel/tire vibration, shimmy, and noise; determine necessary action

P2

 

 

 

 

F-4

 Measure wheel, tire, axle flange, and hub runout; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

F-5

 Diagnose tire pull problems; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

 

Brakes

A-1

 Identify and interpret brake system concerns; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

B-1

 Diagnose pressure concerns in the brake system using hydraulic principles (Pascal’s Law).

P1

 

 

 

 

B-4

Remove, bench bleed, and reinstall master cylinder.

P1

 

 

 

 

B-5

Diagnose poor stopping, pulling or dragging concerns caused by malfunctions in the hydraulic system; determine necessary action.

P3

 

 

 

 

B-7

Replace brake lines, hoses, fittings, and supports.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-8

Fabricate brake lines using proper material and flaring procedures (double flare and ISO types).

P2

 

 

 

 

B-10

 Inspect, test, and/or replace components of brake warning light system.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-1

 Diagnose poor stopping, noise, vibration, pulling, grabbing, dragging or pedal pulsation concerns; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

D-1

Diagnose poor stopping, noise, vibration, pulling, grabbing, dragging, or pulsation concerns; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-3

 Inspect vacuum-type power booster unit for leaks; inspect the check-valve for proper operation; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-4

Inspect and test hydraulically-assisted power brake system for leaks and proper operation; determine necessary action.

P3

 

 

 

 

E-5

 Measure and adjust master cylinder pushrod length

P3

 

 

 

 

F-1

 Diagnose wheel bearing noises, wheel shimmy, and vibration concerns; determine necessary action.

P3

 

 

 

 

F-8

 Remove and reinstall sealed wheel bearing assembly.

P2

 

 

 

 

G-1

  Identify and inspect electronic brake control system components; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical / Electronic Systems

A-7

 Use wiring diagrams during the diagnosis (troubleshooting) of electrical/electronic circuit problems.

P1

 

 

 

 

A-10

 Inspect and test switches, connectors, relays, solenoid solid state devices, and wires of electrical/electronic circuits; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

A-12

Repair wiring harness.

P3

 

 

 

 

C-6

 Differentiate between electrical and engine mechanical problems that cause a slow-crank or a no-crank condition.

P2

 

 

 

 

D-2

  Diagnose (troubleshoot) charging system for causes of undercharge, no-charge, or overcharge conditions.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-1

Diagnose (troubleshoot) the causes of brighter-than-normal, intermittent, dim, or no light operation; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

F-1

  Inspect and test gauges and gauge sending units for causes of abnormal gauge readings; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

F-2

 Diagnose (troubleshoot) the causes of incorrect operation of warning devices and other driver information systems; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

G-1

 Diagnose (troubleshoot) causes of incorrect horn operation; perform necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

G-2

 Diagnose (troubleshoot) causes of incorrect wiper operation; diagnose wiper speed control and park problems; perform necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

G-3

 Diagnose (troubleshoot) windshield washer problems; perform necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

H-1

  Diagnose (troubleshoot) incorrect operation of motor-driven accessory circuits; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

H-2

Diagnose (troubleshoot) incorrect electric lock operation (including remote keyless entry); determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

H-3

 Diagnose (troubleshoot) incorrect operation of cruise control systems; determine necessary action.

P3

 

 

 

 

H-4

4Diagnose (troubleshoot) supplemental restraint system (SRS) problems; determine necessary action. 

P2

 

 

 

 

H-7

Check for module communication errors (including CAN/BUS systems) using a scan tool.

P2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heating And Air Condition

A-1

  Identify and interpret heating and air conditioning problems; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

A-3

Performance test A/C system; identify problems.

P1

 

 

 

 

A-4

 Identify abnormal operating noises in the A/C system; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

A-5

 Identify refrigerant type; select and connect proper gauge set; record temperature and pressure readings.

P1

 

 

 

 

A-6

  Leak test A/C system; determine necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

A-7

 Inspect condition of refrigerant oil removed from A/C system; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

A-8

 Determine recommended oil and oil capacity for system application.

P1

 

 

 

 

A-9

Using a scan tool, observe and record related HVAC data and trouble codes.

P3

 

 

 

 

B-2

 Inspect, test, service or replace A/C compressor clutch components and/or assembly; check compressor clutch air gap; adjust as needed.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-3

 Remove, inspect, and reinstall A/C compressor and mountings; determine recommended oil quantity.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-5

 Determine need for an additional A/C system filter; perform necessary action.

P3

 

 

 

 

B-6

Remove and inspect A/C system mufflers, hoses, lines, fittings, O-rings, seals, and service valves; perform necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-8

  Remove, inspect, and reinstall receiver/drier or accumulator/drier; determine recommended oil  quantity.

P2

 

 

 

 

B-9

 Remove, inspect, and install expansion valve or orifice (expansion) tube.

P1

 

 

 

 

B-10

Inspect evaporator housing water drain; perform necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

B-11

Determine procedure to remove and reinstall evaporator; determine required oil quantity.

P2

 

 

 

 

C-2

 Inspect and test heater control valve(s); perform necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

C-3

 Determine procedure to remove inspect, and reinstall heater core.

P2

 

 

 

 

D-1

 Inspect and test A/C-heater blower motors, resistors, switches, relays, wiring, and protection devices; perform necessary action.

P1

 

 

 

 

D-2

 Diagnose A/C compressor clutch control systems; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

D-3

 Diagnose malfunctions in the vacuum, mechanical, and electrical components and controls of the heating, ventilation, and A/C (HVAC) system; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

D-4

 Inspect and test A/C-heater control panel assembly; determine necessary action.

P3

 

 

 

 

D-5

  Inspect and test A/C-heater control cables, motors, and linkages; perform necessary action.

P3

 

 

 

 

D-8

 Check operation of automatic or semi-automatic heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) control systems; determine necessary action.

P2

 

 

 

 

E-1

 Perform correct use and maintenance of refrigerant handling equipment according to equipment manufacturer’s standards.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-2

  Identify and recover A/C system refrigerant.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-3

 Recycle, label, and store refrigerant.

P1

 

 

 

 

E-4

Evacuate and charge A/C system; add refrigerant oil as required.

P1

 

 

 

 

Workplace Employability Skills

 

Personal Standards

1

 Reports to work daily on time; able to take directions and motivated to accomplish the task at hand.

2

 Dresses appropriately and uses language and manners suitable for the workplace.

3

 Maintains appropriate personal hygiene

4

 Meets and maintains employment eligibility criteria, such as drug/alcohol-free status, clean driving record, etc.

5

 Demonstrates honesty, integrity and reliability

 

 

 

Work Habits

1

 Complies with workplace policies/laws

2

 Contributes to the success of the team, assists others and requests help when needed.

3

Works well with all customers and coworkers.

4

Negotiates solutions to interpersonal and workplace conflicts.

5

 Contributes ideas and initiative

6

 Follows directions

7

Communicates (written and verbal) effectively with customers and coworkers.

8

Reads and interprets workplace documents; writes clearly and concisely.

9

 Analyzes and resolves problems that arise in completing assigned tasks.

10

Organizes and implements a productive plan of work.

11

 Uses scientific, technical, engineering and mathematics principles and reasoning to accomplish assigned tasks

12

 Identifies and addresses the needs of all customers, providing helpful, courteous and knowledgeable service and advice as needed.

 

Scoring

0= not mastered

1= partially mastered

2= mastered

NATEF Task Requirements

P1= 95% completed

P2=80% completed

P3=55% completed

Course Totals P1=36________

Course Totals P2= 39________

Course Totals P3=21________

 

Notes

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Automotive Service 5      Date_______________

Make-up work rules /procedures

Two days to turn in work do to absence

TARDY POLICY: 

 

At CATA, instruction is very important. All students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to receive instruction before the tardy bell rings for each class. Following the tardy bell, students who are not in class must report to the front office for a tardy pass if they tardy to first period.  During the rest of the day teachers will mark student tardy in the PowerSchool Attendance System.   Only students with a Tardy Pass will be admitted after the tardy bell rings for first period.  There is absolutely no food allowed in the classrooms.  Students may not bring in food. 

 

Tardies will be recorded as unexcused unless an excuse can be verified by staff. Tardies will result in the following penalties:

 

All students must report to the office when tardy to first period and to class the rest of the day.  Teachers will mark students tardy who are late to 2nd period, 3rd period, and 4th period.  If a student is tardy twice in third period on Cougar Time days (Once before class and once after lunch), then the teacher will  mark them tardy one time in Power School and write it up as a minor incident in Educator Handbook for the second tardy of the period.   

 

1st/2nd Tardy:  Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom (all periods)

3rd Tardy:  Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom (all periods).  The teacher will contact the parent on the third tardy by phone.  

4th/5th Tardy:  Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom (all periods). The teacher will submit a discipline referral to the administration and 1 day ASD with administration.  The administration will contact the parent.  

6th/7th Tardy:  Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom (all periods).  The teacher will submit a discipline referral to the administration and 2 days ASD with administration.  The administration will contact the parent.  

8th Tardy: Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom (all periods).  The teacher will submit a discipline referral to the administration and 3 days ASD.  The administration will set up a parent conference, create a written plan, and possible additional consequences. 

 

  • Please note that administrator warnings will only come from an administrator in the office for first period tardies.  Please be sure to give warnings to students in all other periods. 

 

The administration reserves the right to modify consequences on a case-by-case basis whenever appropriate. This may include loss of parking privileges. Students arriving on late buses will not be considered tardy.

 

 

Late Work:

Any late work that cannot be made up at all is recorded as a 0

If a student has the opportunity to make up work then, the grade is recorded as a 

 

Exam Exemption Policy

For any class that does NOT have an EOC, NC Final, or CTE Exam.  ONLY FOR TEACHER MADE EXAMS, please place in your syllabus

High School students will not be required to take a teacher-made[6] final exam in a course in the following situations:

  • The student has an average of 90 or above the week prior to the administration of the exam and has no more than 3 absences (excused or unexcused) in the class; or
  • The student has an average of 80 or above the week prior to the administration of the exam and has no more than 2 absences  (excused or unexcused) in the class

 

 

 

Classroom Expectations

Students are expected to adhere to all exiting CATA policies while attending the Automotive Training Programs and to contribute to a safe and productive learning environment. Any student’s actions place themselves or other students at risk or negatively impact the learning opportunities for others will face disciplinary actions and possible removal from the program.

All classes strive to prepare students for adult life by teaching skills and behaviors that will be valued in the work place.

The flowing expectations are stressed and graded in the class:

Attendance: Be here on time each day, prepared to work, dressed appropriately.

Respect: Use appropriate language, be honest, and truthful, and be respectful of peers and adults.

Responsibility: Complete work on time, follow directions, and use resources to answer questions, ask for help when needed, contribute to class discussions

Quality: Show determination to complete task, be consistent in quality, and focus on the task at hand.

Team: Work as a productive team member in a verity of roles, communicate in a sensitive way.

 

Contact Info:

scotty.page@ucps.k12.nc.us

704-296-3088

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