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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AUT 103 - Brake Systems

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of hydraulic brake systems and their components. The course will emphasize how to analyze and repair domestic and foreign brake systems to include shoe, disc, hydraulic, vacuum and air brake systems. Instruction will include principles of hydraulic brake systems, its components, hydraulic system safety switches and valves, master cylinder operation, as well as inspection, machining, fitting, and adjustments of brake systems. Measurements required for brakes, rotors, brake lining, and brake-bleeding procedures will be addressed. Mathematical calculation requirements and the use of digital readout units will be covered. In addition, diagnostic testing of disc brake components and functions, two and four wheel equipped disc brakes, general caliper inspection and service, rotor inspection and service, various antilock brake systems, ABS components and systems, automatic traction control and stability will be thoroughly presented.
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: AUT 100