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ATF 344 - Ford Driveline & 4x4 Diag/Rpr

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students will study rear axle and differential design and operation, driveshaft construction, transfer case design and operation. Students will also perform diagnosis and repair operation of each.
Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)
Competencies
  1. Outline the purpose of the front wheel drive axles.
    1. Discuss the construction of FWD axles.
    2. Inspect drive axle problems for diagnosis.
    3. Service FWD axles.
    4. Adjust FWD axle components to manufacturer’s specs.
  2. Investigate drive shaft construction and operation.
    1. Examine the construction of the rear wheel drive shaft.
    2. Analyze the operation of the rear wheel drive shaft.
    3. Identify drive shaft problems.
    4. Service drive shafts. 
  3. Investigate Ford differentials for the purpose of construction and operation.
    1. Identify the purpose of the differential (standard and limited slip).
    2. Diagnose differential problems, standard and limited slip.
    3. Service differentials.
    4. Inspect drive axles for condition.
  4. Examine Ford transfer cases from the standpoint of construction and operation.
    1. Identify the different types of transfer cases.
    2. Relate the intention of the transfer case.
    3. Illustrate the operation of the transfer case.
    4. Diagnose transfer case problems.
    5. Service/replace a transfer case.
  5. Investigate manual transmissions.
    1. Discuss purpose of clutch
    2. Review clutch linkage
    3. Describe operation of manual transmission
    4. Discuss power flow of transmission and transaxle



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