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Areas of Study | | AUTO113 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: AUTO113
COURSE TITLE:Drivetrain Systems
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:90
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:180
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Theory, maintenance, and servicing of various drivetrain systems including belts and chains. The focus will be on driveshafts, axle shafts, U-joint, CV joints, transfer cases, differentials, and clutches.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and design of the power transmission system which allows a vehicle to propel itself.
  • Remove, disassemble, and reassemble various power transmission components.
  • Inspect and diagnose drivetrain component problems.
  • Repair, perform maintenance, and regular servicing techniques for a differential.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the operation, repair, maintenance, and regular servicing techniques for a clutch.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:

Theory of Operation
  1. Clutches
  2. Differentials
  3. Driveshafts and axles
  4. Universal and CV joints

Common Applications in Modern Vehicles
  1. Rear Wheel Drive
  2. Front Wheel Drive
  3. All Wheel Drive

Diagnosis of Differential Problems
  1. Noises
  2. Fluid leakage
  3. Other problem areas
  4. Inspection

Adjustments to a Differential
  1. Shims
  2. Threaded

Diagnosis of Clutch Problems
  1. Noises
  2. Hydraulic problems
  3. Slipping

Replacement of Parts
  1. Seals, gaskets, CV boots
  2. Clutch disks, pressure plates, T.O. bearings
  3. Bushings, bearings, shafts
  4. Universal Joints, CV joints

Removal and Installation Techniques
Special Tools and Equipment


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
*All automotive classes require safety glasses

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Attendance is a must
Quizzes/worksheets
Laboratory work
ASE tasks
Final exam

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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