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ATF 346 - Ford Transmission & Transaxle

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This is the study of Ford automatic transmissions and transaxles including design, operation, diagnosis and repair.
Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)
Competencies
  1. Summarize hydraulic fundamentals.
    1. Explain the science of hydraulics.
    2. Review the purpose of hydraulic pumps.
    3. Identify hydraulic control values and their purposes.
    4. Interpret an explanation of pressure regulation
  2. Summarize an explanation of transmission clutches
    1. Outline the construction of a clutch.
    2. Identify the components of a clutch.
    3. Explain the operation of a transmission clutch
  3. Outline the operation of a planetary set
    1. Explain the construction of a planetary.
    2. Investigate the different types of planetaries.
    3. Identify the components of planetaries.
    4. Examine auto transmission planetary
    5. Explain power flow.
  4. Explain the operation of a torque converter
    1. Illustrate power transfer of a torque converter.
    2. Discuss the construction of a torque converter.
    3. Compare types of torque converters.
    4. Identify components of a torque converter.
    5. Discuss flex plate design.
  5. Disassemble a Ford automatic transmission (6R60, 4R70W, 5R55S).
    1. Measure operating clearances of a transmission.
    2. Service transmission clutches.
    3. Inspect for damaged components.
    4. Identify components of an auto transmission.
    5. Service electronic controls.
    6. Inspect case for wear.
    7. Service oil pump.
  6. Reassemble a Ford automatic transmission (6R60, 4R70W, 5R55S).
    1. Adjust linkages.
    2. Reseal transmission components.
    3. Install transmission drive train.
    4. Operate transmission.
    5. Install torque converter.
  7. Disassemble a Ford automatic transaxle (6F50, 4F27E, 4F50N).
    1. Identify components of an auto transaxle.
    2. Measure operating clearances of transaxle.
    3. Inspect for damaged components.
    4. Service transaxle clutches.
    5. Inspect electronic controls.
    6. Inspect case for wear.
    7. Evaluate valve body condition.
  8. Assemble a Ford automatic transaxle (6F50, 4F27E, 4F5ON).
    1. Reseal transaxle components.
    2. Install transaxle drive train.
    3. Adjust linkages.
    4. Operate transaxle.
    5. Install torque converter.
  9. Diagnose Ford automatic transmission and transaxle problems
    1. Test pressures in transmission.
    2. Check hydraulic components using air pressure.
    3. Utilize clutch band application chart.
    4. Employ diagnostic charts.
    5. Check torque converter operation.
    6. Determine fluid loss concerns.
    7. Perform Stall test.
    8. Analyze noise and vibration concerns.
    9. Perform Scan tool testing.
    10. Test cooler operation.



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