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ATF 280 - Ford Steering/Susp/Brakes

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Instruction in the theory of operational service procedures used in the maintenance and repair of Ford Motor Company’s base steering, suspension and brake systems.
Prerequisite: Admission to ASSET program
Competencies
  1. Identify Ford steering systems
    1. Examine steering system design.
    2. Label steering system parts.
    3. Check steering components according to manufacturer’s specifications.
  2. Troubleshoot Ford steering systems
    1. Diagnose wander, drift, pull and repair
    2. Diagnose hard steering, bump steering, memory steering.
    3. Diagnose torque steer, and return problems
    4. Demonstrate proper use of Ford P/S analyzer
  3. Examine Ford suspension systems
    1. Label suspension parts.
    2. Discuss system operation
    3. List operation principles
  4. Troubleshoot Ford suspension systems.
    1. Check ball joints
    2. Inspect vehicle ride height.
    3. Service shocks and struts.
  5. Service tire and wheel assemblies.
    1. Compute lateral runout.
    2. Check radial runout.
    3. Diagnose tire wear pattern; determine repairs.
  6. Summarize steering angles.
    1. Explain caster.
    2. Describe camber.
    3. Describe to-in, toe-out.
    4. Point out correct specifications from service manual.
    5. Adjust angles.
    6. Explain the relationship between steering angles.
  7. Explain Ford brake system principles.
    1. Identify components.
    2. Outline operation of brake systems.
    3. Relate hydraulic principles.
    4. Repair brake system problems.
  8. Analyze Ford parking brake system.
    1. Identify components.
    2. Check operation of components.
    3. Service system.
  9. Maintain Ford brake system components.
    1. Replace brake pads.
    2. Install rear shoes.
    3. Troubleshoot brake system malfunctions.
    4. Replace brake line components.
  10. Rebuild brake system components.
    1. Measure rotors.
    2. Turn rotors using Ford approved method and equipment.
    3. True brake drums.
    4. Rebuild calipers.
    5. Rebuild wheel cylinders.
  11. Diagnose brake control valve problems.
    1. Inspect metering valve.
    2. Operate the differential valve.
    3. Check the proportioning valve.



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