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Brakes Level 2

ASEP 155

Brakes Level 2

ASEP 155

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ASEP 105 and ASEP 149.

Practices the service of braking systems. Practices NATEF tasks to AST (Automotive Service Technology) level related to brake systems. Requires meeting all related GM ASEP training requirements. (15-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Complete general level 2 NATEF tasks for Brakes as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Identify and interpret brake system concerns; determine necessary action.
  • Research applicable vehicle and service information, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.
  • Describe procedure for performing a road test to check brake system operation; including an anti-lock brake system (ABS).

Complete Hydraulic Systems related Level 2 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Diagnose pressure concerns in the brake system using hydraulic principles (Pascal’s Law).
  • Measure brake pedal height, travel, and free play (as applicable); determine necessary action.
  • Check master cylinder for internal/external leaks and proper operation; determine necessary action.
  • Remove, bench bleed, and reinstall master cylinder.
  • Diagnose poor stopping, pulling or dragging concerns caused by malfunctions in the hydraulic system; determine necessary action.
  • Inspect brake lines, flexible hoses, and fittings for leaks, dents, kinks, rust, cracks, bulging, and wear; check for loose fittings and supports; determine necessary action.
  • Replace brake lines, hoses, fittings, and supports.
  • Fabricate brake lines using proper material and flaring procedures (double flare and ISO types).
  • Select, handle, store, and fill brake fluids to proper level.
  • Inspect, test, and/or replace components of brake warning light system.
  • Identify components of brake warning light system.
  • Bleed and/or flush brake system.
  • Test brake fluid for contamination.

Complete Drum Brakes related Level 2 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Diagnose poor stopping, noise, vibration, pulling, grabbing, dragging or pedal pulsation concerns; determine necessary action.
  • Remove, clean, inspect, and measure brake drum diameter; determine necessary action.
  • Refinish brake drum and measure final drum diameter; compare with specifications.
  • Remove, clean, and inspect brake shoes, springs, pins, clips, levers, adjusters/self-adjusters, other related brake hardware, and backing support plates; lubricate and reassemble.
  • Inspect wheel cylinders for leaks and proper operation; remove and replace as needed.
  • Pre-adjust brake shoes and parking brake; install brake drums or drum/hub assemblies and wheel bearings; perform final checks and adjustments.
  • Install wheel and torque lug nuts.

Complete Disc Brakes related Level 2 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Diagnose poor stopping, noise, vibration, pulling, grabbing, dragging, or pulsation concerns; determine necessary action
  • Remove and clean caliper assembly; inspect for leaks and damage/wear to caliper housing; determine necessary action.
  • Clean and inspect caliper mounting and slides/pins for proper operation, wear, and damage; determine necessary action.
  • Remove, inspect, and replace pads and retaining hardware; determine necessary action.
  • Lubricate and reinstall caliper, pads, and related hardware; seat pads and inspect for leaks.
  • Clean and inspect rotor; measure rotor thickness, thickness variation, and lateral runout; determine necessary action.
  • Remove and reinstall rotor.
  • Refinish rotor on vehicle; measure final rotor thickness and compare with specifications.
  • Refinish rotor off vehicle; measure final rotor thickness and compare with specifications.
  • Retract and re-adjust caliper piston on an integrated parking brake system.
  • Check brake pad wear indicator; determine necessary action.
  • Describe importance of operating vehicle to burnish/break-in replacement brake pads according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

Complete Power-Assist Units related Level 2 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Check brake pedal travel with, and without, engine running to verify proper power booster operation.
  • Check vacuum supply (manifold or auxiliary pump) to vacuum-type power booster.
  • Inspect vacuum-type power booster unit for leaks; inspect the check-valve for proper operation; determine necessary action.
  • Inspect and test hydraulically-assisted power brake system for leaks and proper operation; determine necessary action.
  • Measure and adjust master cylinder pushrod length.

Complete miscellaneous Brakes related (Wheel Bearings, Parking Brakes, Electrical, Etc.) Level 2 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Diagnose wheel bearing noises, wheel shimmy, and vibration concerns; determine necessary action.
  • Remove, clean, inspect, repack, and install wheel bearings; replace seals; install hub and adjust bearings.
  • Check parking brake cables and components for wear, binding, and corrosion; clean, lubricate, adjust or replace as needed.
  • Check parking brake operation and parking brake indicator light system operation; determine necessary action.
  • Check operation of brake stop light system.
  • Replace wheel bearing and race.
  • Remove and reinstall sealed wheel bearing assembly.

Complete Electronic Brake, Traction and Stability Control Systems related Level 2 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Identify and inspect electronic brake control system components; determine necessary action.
  • Identify traction control/vehicle stability control system components.
  • Describe the operation of a regenerative braking system.