ATC 207 Chassis Fundamentals (5 credits)

This course examines the design, construction and operation of basic vehicular suspension systems, braking systems, alignment geometry, wheel and tire fundamentals and steering systems. The emphasis is on service and electronic diagnostic procedures and these topics are discussed in detail. Laboratory exercises consist of wheel balancing and alignment, proper brake system service practices, suspension component diagnosis and replacement, anti-lock troubleshooting techniques and related chassis services. Rotor and drum machining techniques are explored in detail. Four class hours and a three-hour lab.