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 Course Title:   Diesel Drivetrains II

 Title Abbreviation:   DIESEL DRIVETRAINS II

 Department:    DSL

 Course #:    103

 Credits:    13

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    16.5

 CIP:    470605

 EPC:    775

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Continuation of DSL 102. Theory and shop application of wheels and tires, front (non-drive) axles, steering, suspensions and alignments; adjustment of clutches, both push and pull type, and manual and self-adjusting; basic hydraulic systems. Vehicle inspection and out-of-service criteria.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: DSL 102 and MATH 96 or concurrent enrollment.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 66

Lab: 154

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Properly remove and install tire and wheel assemblies.
  2. Diagnose alignment issues from tire wear patterns- includes rear axle alignment.
  3. Inspect and diagnose suspension complaints.
  4. Recognize Out of Service (OOS) items during inspection.
  5. Understand theory, service, and adjustment of push and pull-type clutches.
  6. Service front steer axles and steering gearboxes.
  7. Understand the basics of hydraulic systems.
  8. Understand the necessity of working together as a team.
  9. Communicate and work with a diverse and multicultural population.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

Course Contents

  1. Wheel/tire familiarization and techniques.
  2. Front and rear axle alignment.
  3. Suspension recognition and repair methods.
  4. OOS criteria/Inspection.
  5. Front steer axles.
  6. Steering gearboxes.
  7. Hydraulic system testing.
  8. Push and pull-type clutches.