SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 3:11:11 PMAUTO 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2000

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 53Title:  AUTO POWER FLOW  
Full Title:  Automotive Power Flow, Transmissions & Drive Axles
Last Reviewed:9/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum6.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum6.00Lab Scheduled7.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled122.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total11.00 Contact Total192.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 332.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  15 - 12 Units Within 4 Semesters
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Lecture, demonstration, and practical lab experience in the study of the operation, repair, and troubleshooting of most automotive transmissions, drive axles, and transaxles. Emphasis on the proper use of tools and equipment. Formerly Auto 53 and 53L.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Auto 350 (formerly AUTO 50) & AUTO 350L (formerly AUTO 50L) or high school auto.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Lecture, demonstration, and practical lab experience in the study of the operation, repair, and troubleshooting of most automotive transmissions, drive axles, and transaxles. Emphasis on the proper use of tools and equipment. Formerly Auto 53 and Auto 53L.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Auto 350 (formerly AUTO 50) & AUTO 350L (formerly AUTO 50L) or high school auto.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:15 - 12 Units Within 4 Semesters

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Spring 2019
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Students will be able to explain the operation of, perform problem
diagnosis, and repair of the automotive power train components. Students
should be able to pass the A.S.E. Power Train Certification examination
and, enter the automotive repair industry at the apprentice level
specializing in transmission repairs.

Topics and Scope
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1.  An Introduction to Manual Transmissions and Drivelines
   a.  Power train types
   b.  Transmission design
   c.  Planetary gears
   d.  Rear axle design
   e.  Front wheel drive
2.  The Clutch
   a.  Clutch operation and terminology
   b.  Clutch types
   c.  Clutch controls
3.  Clutch Service
   a.  Diagnosis
   b.  Replacement
   c.  Hydraulic clutch controls
4.  Manual Shift Transmission and Transaxles
   a.  Transmission function
   b.  Gears
   c.  Torque/Speed
   d.  Overdrive
   e.  Synchromesh
   f.  Gearshift linkage
5.  Planetary Systems
   a.  Simple planetary
   b.  Simpson gear train
   c.  Ravingneaux gear train
6.  Power Delivery
   a.  Drive lines
   b.  Drive line service
7.  Driving Axles
   a.  Rear wheel drive
   b.  Front wheel drive
   c.  Differential operation
   d.  Axle shafts and bearings
8.  Automatic Transmissions
   a.  Torque converters and fluid couplings
   b.  Hydraulic systems
   c.  Control devices
   d.  Gear trains
9.  Holding Devices
   a.  Bands
   b.  Clutches
   c.  One-way clutches
10. Transmission Fluids, Filters and Coolers
   a.  Fluid types and requirements
   b.  Filters
   c.  Change intervals
11. Gasket, Seals, Bushings and Bearings
   a.  Types of seals
   b.  Bushing and bearing replacement
   c.  Thrust washers and snap rings
12. Diagnosis
   a.  Define the problem
   b.  Preliminary checks
   c.  Road test
   d.  Pressure testing
13. Transmission Removal and Installation
   a.  Safety concerns
   b.  Proper tools
   c.  Use of service manuals
   d.  Cleanliness of work area
14. Cleaning and Inspection
   a.  Replacement of parts
   b.  Reassembly
   c.  Installation and testing
15. Electrical and Electronic Transmission Controls
   a.  Electronic transmission shift controls
   b.  Torque converter clutch controls
   c.  Diagnosis and repair

Assignments:
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Students will be required to keep a notebook of all class assignments and
class notes. In the laboratory, students will be evaluated on their
ability to follow industry approved diagnostic and repair procedures in a
reasonable amount of time based on flat rate timetables. Students will
complete work orders, diagnostic sheets, parts orders, and time sheets in
a neat and readable manner.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 45%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Manual Transmissions and Transaxles by Jack Erjavec, Prentice Hall 2nd
Ed., 1997
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, Published by Check Chart (no
author), 3rd Ed. 1997

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