ATEC1205 Automatic Transmissions I

In this course the student will learn the operation, service and repair of automatic transmission and transaxles. It includes fundamentals, disassembly and assembly, adjustment and operation and testing. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Complete work order
Identify transmission/transaxle concern
Locate applicable vehicle and service information
Locate vehicle and major component identification numbers
Interpret vehicle and major component identification numbers
Remove transmission/transaxle
Disassemble transmission/transaxle
Inspect valve body
Inspect internal transmission components
Inspect converter flex plate, attaching parts, pilot, pump drive, and seal areas
Measure torque converter endplay
Inspect thrust washers and bearings
Inspect oil delivery seal rings, ring grooves, and sealing surface areas
Inspect case bores, passages, bushings, vents, and mating surfaces
Inspect transaxle drive, link chains, sprockets, gears, bearings, and bushings
Inspect transaxle final drive components
Inspect clutch drum, piston, check-balls, springs, retainers, seals, and friction/pressure plates
Test the operation of clutch and servo assemblies

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details