ATO-111 - Brake Systems2 credits
This course covers the design, construction, and operation of various disc and drum brake systems for both cars and light trucks. Also covered in the lecture is the theory, operation and diagnosis of various brake system components such as calipers, wheel cylinders, metering valves, proportioning valves, master cylinders, vacuum and hydraulic brake boosters. Machining and measuring drums and rotors is practiced using modern equipment such as on-car brake lathes. System diagnosis, service, bleeding and adjustment techniques are included and practiced in the lab while the students perform actual brake jobs. Operational and diagnostic procedures of four-wheel antilock brake systems, traction control systems, Advanced Trac and stability assist systems will be provided.
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