The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Automotive Technician concentration. This course will introduce students to the manual/automatic drive train and axle systems of the automobile. Areas of study include; clutch diagnosis and repair, manual transmission diagnosis and repair, manual transaxle diagnosis and repair, diagnosis and repair of universal and constant-velocity (CV) joint, ring and pinion gears and differential case assembly, limited slip differential diagnosis and repair, four-wheel drive/all wheel drive component diagnosis and repair, automatic transmission/transaxle diagnosis, maintenance and adjustment, oil pump and converter diagnosis and repair, inspect and repair manual gear train, shafts, bushings and case, and inspect and repair automatic gear train, shafts, bushings and case. This course is recommended as an Elective in Automotive Technology.
Clutch Diagnosis and Repair
Manual Transmission Diagnosis and Repair
Manual Transaxle Diagnosis and Repair
Universal, Constant-Velocity Joint and Axle Shafts Diagnosis and Repair
Ring and Pinion Gears and Differential Case Assembly/Repair
Four-Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive Diagnosis and Repair
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis, Maintenance, and Adjustment
Oil Pump and Converter Diagnosis and Repair
Manual Gear Train System and Components Diagnosis and Repair
Automatic Gear Train System and Components
Manual and Automatic Drive Train Axles WVEIS 1635
Automatic Transmission and Transaxle-Diagnosis, Maintenance and Adjustment
Knowledge Objectives 1635.1
Students will demonstrate knowledge of
the elements of the automatic transmission/transaxle system.
proper diagnosis, repair or replacement techniques.
Performance Objectives 1635.2
research applicable vehicle and service information, fluid types, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.
interpret and verify drivers complaint, diagnose noise and vibrations problems, verify proper engine operation, diagnose unusual fluid usage, level, and condition problems.
check fluid level in a transmission or a transaxle equipped with a dip-stick.
check fluid level in a transmission or a transaxle not equipped with a dip stick.
inspect for leakage at external seals, gaskets and bushings.
check and adjust clutch master cylinder fluid level.
check for system leaks.
Universal and Constant-Velocity Joints (CV)
inspect, remove, and replace front wheel drive (FWD) bearings, hubs, and seals.
inspect, service, and replace shafts, yokes, bots, and universal CV joints.
Differential Case Assembly
disassemble, inspect, measure, and adjust, or replace differential pinion gears (spiders), shaft, side gears, side bearings, thrust washers, and case. Check ring and pinion tooth contact patterns and adjust as needed.
reassemble and reinstall differential case assembly; measure runout; make needed adjustments.
inspect and flush differential housing and refill with correct lubricant.
inspect and reinstall clutch (cone or plate) components.
diagnose rear axle shafts, bearings, and seals for noise, vibration, and fluid leakage problems; determine needed repairs.
remove and replace rear axle shafts and inspect and replace rear axle shaft wheel studs.
inspect, measure rear axle flange runout, shaft end play, and replace rear axle seals, bearings, and retainers.
Four-wheel Drive/All-wheel Drive
inspect, service, and/or replace front-wheel bearings and locking hubs.
check for leaks at drive assembly seals and vents; check lube level.
Oil Pump and Converter
inspect, measure, and replace oil pump housings, shafts, vanes, rotors, gears, valves, seals, and bushings.
examine torque converter and transmission cooling system for contamination and flush if needed.