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Electronic Engine Performance & Emission Control

AGM 228W

Electronic Engine Performance & Emission Control

AGM 228W

Course Description

Prerequisite: Minimum "C" (2.0) grade in AGM 112. Studies units of instruction necessary for a thorough understanding of ignition systems, emission control systems, and driveability diagnosis. Develops skills through controlled learning experiences with ignition systems, emission control systems, and driveability diagnosis. (60-90)

Outcomes and Objectives

Diagnose and repair ignition system. Complete 95% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 50% of Priority 3 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Diagnose ignition system related problems such as no-starting, hard starting, engine misfire, poor driveability, spark knock, power loss, poor mileage, and emissions concerns on vehicles with electronic ignition (distributorless) systems; determine necessary action. P-1
  • Diagnose ignition system related problems such as no-starting, hard starting, engine misfire, poor driveability, spark knock, power loss, poor mileage, and emissions concerns on vehicles with distributor ignition (DI) systems; determine necessary action. P-1
  • Inspect and test ignition primary circuit wiring and solid state components; perform necessary action. P-2
  • Inspect, test and service distributor. P-3
  • Inspect and test ignition system secondary circuit wiring and components; perform necessary action. P-2
  • Inspect and test ignition coil(s); perform necessary action. P-1
  • Check and adjust ignition system timing and timing advance/retard (where applicable). P-3
  • Inspect and test ignition system pick-up sensor or triggering devices; perform necessary action. P-1

Diagnose and repair early fuel evaporation (intake manifold temperature) controls. Complete 95% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 50% of Priority 3 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Diagnose emissions and driveability problems resulting from malfunctions in the early fuel evaporation control system; determine necessary action. P-3
  • Inspect and test components of early fuel evaporation control system; perform necessary action. P-3

Diagnose and repair evaporative emissions controls. Complete 95% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 50% of Priority 3 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Diagnose emissions and driveability problems resulting from malfunctions in the evaporative emissions control system; determine necessary action. P-1
  • Inspect and test components and hoses of evaporative emissions control system; perform necessary action. P-2
  • Interpret evaporative emission related diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs); determine necessary action. P-1

Perform engine related service. Complete 95% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 50% of Priority 3 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Remove and replace thermostat. P-2
  • Inspect and test mechanical/electrical fans, fan clutch, fan shroud/ducting, air dams, and fan control devices; perform necessary action. P-1

Write effectively.

Objectives:

  • Practice writing essay unit tests, quizzes.
  • Practice writing service repair orders (concern, cause, correction).
  • Practice writing daily assignments.
  • Practice writing weekly feedback to instructor.