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Engine Repair Level 1

AUTO 101

Engine Repair Level 1

AUTO 101

Course Description

Introduces student to inspection of gasoline internal combustion engines. Practices NATEF tasks to MLR (maintenance and light repair) level related to gasoline engines. (45-18)

Outcomes and Objectives

Diagnose General Engine. Complete Level 1 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Research applicable vehicle and service information, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.
  • Verify operation of the instrument panel engine warning indicators.
  • Inspect engine assembly for fuel, oil, coolant, and other leaks; determine necessary action.
  • Install engine covers using gaskets, seals, and sealers as required.
  • Remove and replace timing belt; verify correct camshaft timing.
  • Perform common fastener and thread repair, to include: remove broken bolt, restore internaland external threads, and repair internal threads with thread insert.
  • Identify hybrid vehicle internal combustion engine service precautions.

Diagnose Cylinder Head and Valve Train. Complete Level 1 NATEF task as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Adjust valves (mechanical or hydraulic lifters).

Diagnose Lubrication and Cooling Systems. Complete Level 1 NATEF tasks as listed below.

Objectives:

  • Perform cooling system pressure and dye tests to identify leaks; check coolant condition and level; inspect and test radiator, pressure cap, coolant recovery tank, and heater core; determine necessary action.
  • Inspect, replace, and adjust drive belts, tensioners, and pulleys; check pulley and belt alignment.
  • Remove, inspect, and replace thermostat and gasket/seal.
  • Inspect and test coolant; drain and recover coolant; flush and refill cooling system with recommended coolant; bleed air as required.
  • Perform engine oil and filter change.

Complete Required Supplemental Tasks related to Shop and Personal Safety

Objectives:

  • Identify general shop safety rules and procedures.
  • Utilize safe procedures for handling of tools and equipment.
  • Identify and use proper placement of floor jacks and jack stands.
  • Identify and use proper procedures for safe lift operation.
  • Utilize proper ventilation procedures for working within the lab/shop area.
  • Identify marked safety areas.
  • Identify the location and the types of fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment; demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for using fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment.
  • Identify the location and use of eye wash stations.
  • Identify the location of the posted evacuation routes.
  • Comply with the required use of safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, and shoes during lab/shop activities.
  • Identify and wear appropriate clothing for lab/shop activities.
  • Secure hair and jewelry for lab/shop activities.
  • Locate and demonstrate knowledge of material safety data sheets (MSDS).

Complete Required Supplemental Tasks related to Tools and Equipment

Objectives:

  • Identify tools and their usage in automotive applications.
  • Identify standard and metric designation.
  • Demonstrate safe handling and use of appropriate tools.
  • Demonstrate proper cleaning, storage, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proper use of precision measuring tools (i.e. micrometer, dial-indicator, dial-caliper).

Complete Required Supplemenatal Tasks related to Preparing Vehicle for Service

Objectives:

  • Identify information needed and the service requested on a repair order.
  • Identify purpose and demonstrate proper use of fender covers, mats.
  • Demonstrate use of the three C's (concern, cause, and correction).
  • Review vehicle service history.
  • Complete work order to include customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concern, related service history, cause, and correction.

Complete Required Supplemental Tasks related to Preparing Vehicle for Customer

Objectives:

  • Ensure vehicle is prepared to return to customer per school/company policy (floor mats, steering wheel cover, etc.).