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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AUT 114 - Steering and Suspension

This course is designed as an introduction to tire descriptions, wheels, tire repairs, measurements, wheel run out, tires and wheels service, and wheel bearings. The course provides the student with methods of analyzing defects and the necessary preventive or corrective maintenance requirements. Tire wear patterns and remedies will be thoroughly covered. Emphasis will be placed on McPherson Strut Systems, independent suspension systems, general front suspension inspection, and repairs. Topics such as electronically controlled suspension, manual steering systems, power steering systems, electrically controlled power steering systems, and steering system diagnosis will be covered. Visual inspection, four-wheel steering systems, alignment geometry, pre-alignment inspection, wheel alignment equipment, and alignment machines will also be presented.
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: AUT 100