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Areas of Study | | AUTO135 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: AUTO135
COURSE TITLE:Braking Systems
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:Lecture 2 / Lab 2
DELIVERY MODE:Classroom / Lab

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
To inspect and service hydraulic disc/drum braking systems including two and four wheel ABS and traction control systems. Use of lathes and other special tools will be utilized.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • The student will understand the theory and development of automobile braking systems.
  • The student will learn the proper inspection and diagnosis of brake problems.
  • The student will be taught disassembly and reassembly techniques for the complete brake system.
  • The student will learn the operation, testing, and repair of electrical components in the braking system.
  • The student will learn the inspection, testing, and adjustment of height sensing proportional valves, power assist units, and combination valves.
  • The student will learn the operation and maintenance of brake systems servicing equipment.
  • The student will understand the operation and servicing of modern anti-lock braking systems.
  • The student will learn proper safety techniques when dealing with brake systems components and service procedures.
  • The student will develop problem solving skills.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • System Introduction and Safety
  • Routine Maintenance, Lubricants, and Fluids
  • Bearings and Seals
  • Bearing Service
  • Brake Fundamentals
  • Mechanical and Hydraulic Fundamentals
  • Brake Hydraulic Systems
  • Brake Problem Diagnosis
  • Brake Inspection
  • Disc Brake Service
  • Drum Brake Service
  • Brake Hydraulic System Service
  • Brake Electrical Service
  • Power Brake Systems
  • Anti-Lock Brake Systems

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
*All automotive classes require safety glasses and a basice tool set.
See bookstore website for current book(s) at http://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

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

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REVISION:
Fall 2016

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