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AUT 153 - Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxle and Clutches
This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and skill in manual transmission/transaxle and clutch units used to move vehicles from a stop to full speed. It includes internal unit designs, power flows, gearing theory, internal nomenclature overdrive, and gear ratio explanation. Disassembly, assembly, and removal of the transmission/transaxle, as well as inspection of the internal components will be covered. Service and replacement of CV joints and front wheel drive will also be included. Conventional and limited slip differentials provide the student with knowledge and skill in the operation and function of the clutch.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate safety in disassembly, removal, and assembly of units in the vehicle.
- Inspect components in a vehicle.
- Install units in the vehicle.
- Explain gear ratio.
- Apply gearing theory.
- Inspect and measure internal components.
- Replace internal components.
- Demonstrate how varied gear combinations move a vehicle to highway speeds.
- Diagnose gearing and clutch problems during unit’s operation.
- Differentiate between manual transmissions and manual transaxles.
- Identify clutch components and determine replacement.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices (AUT 100); and Introduction to Automotive Electricity and Electronics (AUT 101)
1 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory each week 3 credits