AT105 – Manual Drive Trains & Axles
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory of operation, inspection, construction, diagnosis and repair of clutch assemblies, manual transmissions/transaxles; drive lines, universal joints constant velocity joints and final drive assemblies. Students will learn to identify manual transmission components, explain fundamental operation, understand gear principles and trace power flow. Emphasis will be placed on problems solving and diagnosis of power train malfunctions. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of the National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). A library/internet research written project concerning some aspect of manual transmission/transaxle operation and/or individual components in a vehicle drive line will be assigned and is an integral component of this course.