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DT 180
Suspension and Alignment


Credits: 1- 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 62

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:38    Lab Hours:24


Description
Study of suspensions as found on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Alignment of axles and wheels is also covered. Topics include Alignment principles and terminology, Spring suspensions, Air suspensions, Beam suspensions, Tire wear identification, and wheel safety. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Students must be seeking a degree or certificate in Diesel Equipment Mechanics

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply appropriate alignment principles and terminology
  • Describe front suspension systems
  • Describe rear suspension systems including spring, air and beam
  • Describe tire wear characteristics
  • Apply appropriate wheel safety, handling and repair
  • Differentiate between basic types of wheels
  • Identify various tire and wheel sizes
  • Identify wheel mounting hardware
  • Track appropriate competencies using the Skill Manager System

  • Course Topics
  • Alignment terminology
  • Alignment principles
  • Front suspensions
  • Rear suspensions
  • Tire wear
  • Tire safety
  • Types of wheels

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    DT 180
    Summer 2014
    8914
    Dwight Penner
    DT 180
    Spring 2014
    8914
    Dwight Penner
    DT 180
    Winter 2014
    8914
    Dwight Penner
    DT 180
    Fall 2013
    8914
    Dwight Penner
    DT 180
    Summer 2013
    8914
    Dwight Penner


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.