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ATF 326 - Ford Automotive Climate Ctrl

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Theory and operation of Ford Motor Company air conditioning, heating and air distribution systems leading to the diagnosis, service and repair of current models of vehicles.
Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET) and ATF 328  or AUT 652  
Competencies
  1. Outline climate control theory
    1. Explain human body comfort.
    2. Discuss heat.
    3. Define pressure.
    4. Analyze the principles of heat transfer.
    5. Describe refrigerants
  2. Service the climate control system safely
    1. Use personal safety procedures in servicing climate control system.
    2. Explain safe chemical procedures.
    3. Practice the safe use of chemicals in the servicing of the climate control system.
  3. Identify Ford climate control system components.
    1. Label A/C compressors.
    2. Describe the A/C condenser.
    3. List pressure and control devices.
    4. Describe the A/C evaporator.
    5. Explain storage devices.
  4. Summarize TXV (thermal expansion valve system)
    1. Explain the thermal de-icing switch.
    2. Review TXV operation.
    3. Define the receiver/drier.
    4. Discuss the effects of system malfunctions.
  5. Summarize the fixed orifice tube cycling clutch system.
    1. Inspect the compressor clutch.
    2. Study the orifice tube
    3. Describe the accumulator/drier.
    4. Discuss the effects of system malfunctions.
  6. Service Ford climate control systems.
    1. Check for refrigerant leaks
    2. Recover refrigerant.
    3. Recycle refrigerant
    4. Inspect system oil content.
    5. Adjust system oil amount
    6. Evacuate A/C system.
    7. Repair compressor clutch.
    8. Replace compressor shaft seal.
    9. Service the heater core.
    10. Determine the source of unusual noises in climate control system.
    11. Test system for contamination of refrigerants
    12. Examine filtering procedures.
    13. Service lines and fittings.
    14. Service metering devices.
  7. Explain Ford air distribution system
    1. Identify the controls.
    2. Describe the vacuum system
    3. Review the electrical system.
  8. Diagnose Ford manual climate control system
    1. Demonstrate system performance check
    2. Use pressure gauges to test.
    3. Examine the electrical system for problems
    4. Troubleshoot the vacuum system.
    5. Inspect drains.
    6. Identify odors.
  9. Explain Ford ATC (automatic temperature control) operation.
    1. Check inputs.
    2. Analyze processor operation.
    3. Review output operation.
  10. Troubleshoot Ford ATC systems.
    1. Administrator system performance checks
    2. Service the electrical system.
    3. Check the vacuum system.
    4. Employ self-test procedures



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