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AUTO 1330 - Automotive Manual Transmission & Powertrain Systems

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: AUTO 1000 

Designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the principle of torque multiplication and speed reduction through the use of gearing. The power developed in the engine is traced through the power train components. The class will service and repair clutches, transmissions, differentials, drive shafts, axles and transaxles.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to show the power flow through a manual transmission.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Given a manual transmission, identify the components that are part of the power flow for all forward gears and reverse.
  2. Given a manual transmission, determine the gear ratios for all forward and reverse gear ranges.
  3. Given a manual transmission, show the power flow for all forward and reverse gear ranges.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to diagnose and service a manual transmission clutch assembly.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify and explain the function of the major components of a clutch assembly.
  2. Given a vehicle with a faulty clutch assembly, properly diagnose the condition.
  3. Given the necessary components, replace and properly adjust a clutch assembly.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to diagnose and service a rear axle assembly.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify the major components and explain the differential operation.
  2. Given the necessary tools and components, properly set up a rear axle to include pinion preload, carrier preload, backlash, and tooth contact.
  3. Given a faulty rear axle, properly diagnose the condition and list the necessary repairs.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Types of powertrains
    1. FWD (front wheel drive)
    2. RWD (rear wheel drive)
    3. 4WD (four wheel drive)
    4. AWD (all wheel drive)
  2. Components
    1. Clutch assemblies
    2. Manual transmission - 3, 4, 5 speed
    3. Manual transaxles - 3, 4, 5 speed
    4. Differentials
    5. Transfer cases
    6. Drive axles, shafts, universal joints
  3. Power flow and theory of operation
    1. Clutch
    2. Transmission - 3, 4, 5 speed
    3. Transaxles - 3, 4, 5 speed
    4. Differentials
    5. Transfer cases - manual, electrical
  4. Disassembly and reassembly
    1. Component identification
    2. Component inspection
    3. Power flow study
    4. Adjustments

Primary Faculty
Rossow, Matthew
Secondary Faculty
Claus, Daniel
Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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