ATEC1305 Manual Drive Train & Axles

In this course the student will learn the operation, service and repair of manual transmissions, transaxles, and drivetrain components. It includes fundamentals, diagnosis, disassembly, inspection, adjustments and reassembly of transmissions, transaxles, differentials, clutches, axles, driveshafts, and four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive components. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.




ATEC1110, ATEC1405, and ATEC1625

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 drive train concern
Research applicable vehicle and service information
Locate and interpret vehicle and major component identification numbers
Diagnose clutch noises and problems
Inspect clutch assembly
Bleed clutch hydraulic system
Remove transmission/transaxle
Disassemble transmission/transaxle components
Remove transaxle final drive components
Test transmission/transaxle sensors and switches
Remove front wheel drive front wheel bearing
Inspect shafts, yokes, boots, and CV joints
Diagnose noise and vibration concerns
Diagnose fluid leakage concerns
Measure drive pinion bearing preload
Reassemble differential case assembly
Inspect differential housing
Disassemble transfer case and components
Diagnose electrical/electronic components of four-wheel drive systems

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

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details