An advanced-level course in the application of diagnosing, locating, and correcting trouble encountered in automotive service, using various types of testing equipment. Engine diagnosis includes variable cam timing and variable displacement engine systems. Compression analysis including cylinder compression testing and cylinder leak down testing. Fuel system diagnosis includes pressure and injector tests using active commands and relative flow analysis. Cooling system evaluation and testing, including identification of cooling system components. Coursework also explores various common problems that occur in the servicing of the modern automobile. Ignition system diagnostics that includes the use of secondary ignition scope and electronic system testing.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- The Automobile Engine
- Automobile Engine Systems
- Automobile Electrical Systems
- Automobile Emission Control
- Automobile Electronic Control Systems
Engine systems measurable performance laboratory tests
a. Perform Engine Cylinder Leakage Test
b. Perform Engine Compression Test
c. Perform Dynamic Compression Test
d. Perform Cooling System Pressure Test
e. Perform Anti-Freeze Acidity Test
f. Perform Head Gasket Leak Test with NDIR ANALYZER
Fuel system measurable performance laboratory Tests
a. Perform Fuel Rail Pressure Test
b. Perform Fuel Pressure Regulator Test
c. Perform Injector Leakage Test
d. Perform Injector Balance Test
e. Perform Cylinder Power Contribution Tests.
f. Perform Cooling System Performance Tests.
g. Diagnose Exhaust System Back Pressure Tests.
h. Perform Secondary Ignition System Performance Tests.
Assessment and Requirements
Measurable objectives will be evaluated by the instructor based on accuracy and proficiency and completion of assigned tasks. Homework, class participation, lab activities, quizzes and tests will be used as criteria to assign the student’s final earned grade for this class.
Students must take notes on demonstrations, carefully read and analyze assigned course materials, and perform exercises to determine their competence in servicing modern engine and vehicle operating systems.