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New Shop Procedure

1. Log-in and go to www.cte-auto.net
2. Check Aeries for assignments (Resources Tab)
3. Select and print out appropriate NATEF Task Sheet
4. Have work-group check with instructor as to vehicle assignment
5. Have shop foreman log your group into daily work log
6. Shop foreman will issue keys and tools needed for job
7. Procede to vehicle and complete assignment
8. Check tools, keys back in to shop foreman when job is complete
(minimum of 5 minutes prior to ending of period)
9. Have instructor review and sign task sheets

No changes to this procedure
without instructor approval!

sion-Steering
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NATEF Task Area A4

Suspension-Steering Curriculum

Course Syllibus

NATEF Task List

Bulldog Repair Order for NATEF Task

 
***Electude Online Training***
 
Safety Module 1
Basic Safety Quiz Directions
 

Student Orientation

PPT
  Student Contract * View & Print
 
 

Floor-Plan Safety Layout *

View & Print
 
  Hazardous Materials / MSDS Worksheet * View & Print
  MSDS Page with shop chemicals MSDS Page
 

Hazardous Materials / MSDS Quiz

Quiz
  Safety Test *
Read the safety chapter in your automotive text, complete the safety PDF worksheet, take the on-line safety quiz, and then take this safety test. There are five parts to this test. You must get 100% on all five of the test parts, but you have an unlimited number of tries. After completing this test with a 100%, print out the result from the print icon on the test task bar. When you have completed and printed all five parts with 100%, staple them together and turn them in to your instructor.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
 

Obtain Safety Glasses *& Closed Toed Shoes *

  Interpreting a Vehicle Identification Number VIN Guide
 

Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment Videos      
  Wheel Alignment Video 1 - Basic Principles Watch
  Wheel Alignment Video 2 - Camber Watch
  Wheel Alignment Video 3 - Toe-in and Toe-out Watch
  Wheel Alignment Video 4 - Toe-out on Turns Watch
  Wheel Alignment Video 5 - Caster Watch
  Wheel Alignment Video 6 - Steering Axis Watch

Module 2

  Wheel Alignment - CH 74 View & Print
    Quiz
 
  String Alignment All-Data
  Wheel Alignment Worksheet View & Print
  Complete Electude Pre-Alignment Training Module Before Perfoming this task.
  Task Sheet PPT View & Print
 
  4-Wheel Alignment All-Data
  Wheel Alignment Tasksheet Video
View & Print
  Quiz
Suspension Systems
       
Suspension System Videos      
  Suspension Video 1 - Basic Principles (Part1) Watch
  Suspension Video 2 - Basic Principles (Part2) Watch
  Suspension Video 3 - Suspension Force Watch
  Suspension Video 4 - Dampening Watch
  Suspension Video 5 - Hydraulic Shocks Watch

 

Module 3

Suspension System All-Data
  Chpater 67 Suspension System Fundamentals View & Print
  Chpater 67 Suspension System Fundamentals Power Point
  Chpater 67 Suspension System Fundamentals Quiz
  Tires & Wheels Wheel Torque Chart
  Tire Rotation Video Watch
  Tire Rotation Worksheet View & Print
  Tire Rotation Power Point
  Tire Rotation Quiz
  Tire Rotation Task Sheet - Do it! View & Print

Module 4
  Standard
Shock Absorbers
a device for damping sudden and rapid motion, as the recoil of a spring-mounted wheel assembly from excessive bouncing
All-Data
  Chpater 68 Suspension System Diagnosis & Repair View & Print
  Chpater 68 Suspension System Diagnosis & Repair Power Point
  Chpater 68 Suspension System Diagnosis & Repair Quiz
  Standard Shock Absorbers Video Watch Video 1
Watch Video 2
  Standard Shock Absorbers Worksheet View & Print
  Standard Shock Absorbers Power Point
  Standard Shock Absorbers Quiz
  Standard Shock Absorbers Task Sheet - Do it! View & Print

Module 5
 
Coil Springs/
work by resisting their extension (stretching) or compression, and thereby absorbing mechanical energy, which helps to make a smoother ride
Struts (Front & Rear)
A strut assembly consists of a specialized shock absorber, a coil spring, and an upper damper unit. Like shock absorbers, struts support and stabilize a vehicle's ride.
All-Data
Wheel Torque Chart
  Coil Springs / Struts Video Watch Video 1
Watch Video 2
Replacing Struts Video 3
  Coil Springs / Struts Worksheet View & Print
  Coil Springs / Struts Power Point
  Coil Springs / Struts Quiz
  Coil Springs / Struts Task Sheet - Do it! View & Print

Module 6
 
Strut Rods
A suspension member that is used to brace the control arm to keep it from moving forward or backward
and Bushings
All-Data
  Bushings Video Watch
  Strut Rods and Bushings Task Sheet View & Print

Module 7
 
Control Arms
a control arm is a nearly flat and sometimes triangular suspension member, that pivots in two places. The wider end at the frame and the narrower end at the steering knuckle.
and Bushings
All-Data
  Control Arms and Bushings Video Watch
  Control Arms and Bushings Task Sheet View & Print

Module 8
 
Steering Knuckle,
a steering knuckle is the part which contains the wheel hub and bearings or spindle, and attaches to the suspension components
Hub,
the central part of a wheel. The part in which the bearings are installed and the wheel studs are attached to.
and Bearings
The wheel bearing allows the wheels to rotate with minimal friction, and they also support the vehicle’s weight.
All-Data
  Steering Knuckle, Hub, and Bearings Task Sheet View & Print

Module 9
 
Sway Bar (Stabilizer Bar),
part of the automobile suspension that helps reduce body roll of the vehicle during fast cornering or over road irregularities
Brackets, and Bushings
All-Data
  Sway Bar (Stabilizer Bar), Brackets, and Bushings View & Print

Module 10
  Mac-Pherson Strut
Dis-Assembly & Re-Assembly
All-Data
  Video Watch
  Task Sheet View & Print


Module 11

  Wheel Alignment - CH 74 View & Print
    Quiz

Module 12
  String Alignment All-Data
  Wheel Alignment Worksheet View & Print
  Complete Electude Pre-Alignment Training Module Before Perfoming this task.
  Task Sheet PPT View & Print

Module 13
  4-Wheel Alignment All-Data
  Wheel Alignment Tasksheet Video
View & Print
  Quiz

 

 

Steering Systems

Steering System Videos
  Steering Video 1 - Basic Principles (Part1) Watch Steering Videos
Download VLC
Media Player
Steering Video 2 - Basic Principles (Part2) Watch
Steering Video 3 - Steering Linkage Watch
Steering Video 4 - Power Steering Watch
Steering Video 5 - Steering Column Watch
Steering Video 6 - Suplemental Restraint Systems Watch
Steering Video 7 - SRS Airbags Watch
  Steering Video 8 - Electric Power Steering Operation Watch
  Steering Video 9 - Electric Power Assist Steering Watch
Module 14
Steering System Assignments  
  Steering System Fundamentals - CH 69 View & Print
    Quiz
  Steering System Diagnosis and Repair - CH 70 View & Print
    Quiz
  Steering Practice Quiz - See if you can get 100%  
 
Steering System Labs All-Data Pro
A4 - General Suspension and Steering Systems Diagnosis
  A1. Identify and interpret suspension and steering concern; determine necessary action. P-1 LAB
  A2. Research applicable vehicle and service information, such as suspension and steering system operation, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins. P-1
  A3. Locate and interpret vehicle and major component identification numbers (VIN, vehicle certification labels, calibration decals). P-1
Module 15
A4 - Steering Systems Diagnosis and Repair All-Data Pro
  B1. Disable and enable supplemental restraint system (SRS).
P-1
LAB
  B2. Remove and replace steering wheel; center/time supplemental restraint system (SRS) coil (clock spring). P-1
  B3. Diagnose steering column noises, looseness, and binding concerns (including tilt mechanisms); determine necessary action. P-2 LAB
  B4. Diagnose power steering gear (non-rack and pinion) binding, uneven turning effort, looseness, hard steering, and fluid leakage concerns; determine necessary action. P-3 LAB
  B5. Diagnose power steering gear (rack and pinion) binding, uneven turning effort, looseness, hard steering, and fluid leakage concerns; determine necessary action. P-3 LAB
  B6. Inspect steering shaft universal-joint(s), flexible coupling(s), collapsible column, lock cylinder mechanism, and steering wheel; perform necessary action. P-2 LAB
  B7. Adjust manual or power non-rack and pinion worm bearing preload and sector lash. P-3 LAB
  B8. Remove and replace manual or power rack and pinion steering gear; inspect mounting bushings and brackets. P-1 LAB
  B9. Inspect and replace manual or power rack and pinion steering gear inner tie rod ends (sockets) and bellows boots.
P-1
LAB
  B10. Inspect power steering fluid levels and condition. P-1 LAB
  B11. Flush, fill, and bleed power steering system. P-2 LAB
  B12. Diagnose power steering fluid leakage; determine necessary action. P-2 LAB
  B13. Remove, inspect, replace, and adjust power steering pump belt. P-1 LAB
  B14. Remove and reinstall power steering pump. P-3 LAB
  B15. Remove and reinstall power steering pump pulley; check pulley and belt alignment. P-3
  B16. Inspect and replace power steering hoses and fittings. P-2
  B17. Inspect and replace pitman arm, relay (centerlink/intermediate) rod, idler arm and mountings, and steering linkage damper. P-2 LAB
  B18. Inspect, replace, and adjust tie rod ends (sockets), tie rod sleeves, and clamps. P-1 LAB
  B19. Test and diagnose components of electronically controlled steering systems using a scan tool; determine necessary action. P-3 LAB
 
 
 
  C3. Miscellaneous Service  
  C3-2. Remove, inspect, and service or replace front and rear wheel bearings. P-1 LAB
  C3-3. Test and diagnose components of electronically controlled suspension systems using a scan tool; determine necessary action. P-3 LAB
 

NATEF TASK SHEET --- SECTION   A.4   E.10  (P-1)

Rotate Tires with 1/2" Torque Wrench and Torque Stick

LAB
 

 

   
 
Suspension and Steering Task Priority Breakdown
P-1 = 28 _____No. Completed (95% - 26 Required for NATEF)
P-2 = 26 _____No. Completed (80% - 21 Required for NATEF)
P-3 = 11 _____No. Completed (50% - 6 Required for NATEF)