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COURSE NUMBER: AUTO244
COURSE TITLE:Alignment & Balance
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Two and four wheel alignment principles, wheel balancing, and tire service.

PREREQUISITES:
AUTO134 Steering & Suspension Systems

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the various kinds of wheel and tire construction and its identification markings
  • Inspect wheel bearings and the repacking process along with hub replacement procedures
  • Utilize the service manual to repair or replace hub assemblies
  • Balance most types of wheels using static or dynamic methods
  • Explain the purpose of the six angles that are the foundation of front wheel alignment
  • Perform a four wheel alignment
  • Road test a vehicle after repair and adjustment
  • Explain the need for four-wheel alignment

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Introduction to types of wheels, tires, and wheel bearing types.
  2. Tire construction and identification of types of tires.
  3. Wheel bearing design and repair
  4. Tire repair and replacement procedures including mounting and balancing tires.
  5. Alignment angles
  6. Alignment procedures and use of alignment equipment

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
*Modern Automotive Technology, 9th Edition, James E. Duffy, The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.
*Workbook for Modern Automotive Technology, 9th Edition, Goodheart-Willcox, Inc.
*All classes require Safety glasses


EVALUATION:

Attendance is a must
Quizzes/worksheets
Laboratory work
ASE tasks
Midterm exam
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 2020

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