Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog

AFM 221 - Automatic Transmissions

5 Credits, 7 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Modern electronically controlled automatic transmission and transaxle operation, diagnosis, and service.

Prerequisite(s): AFM 101 AFM 111 AFM 161 AFM 162 , and AFM 281   
Information: Students who successfully complete this course may receive Service Technician Specialty Training credit from Ford Motor Company for Automatic Transmission Service and Automatic Transmission Diagnosis.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the physics of automatic transmission and transaxle operation.
  2. Describe automatic transmission mechanical components.
  3. Describe automatic transaxle mechanical components.
  4. Describe automatic transmission and transaxle apply components.
  5. Describe automatic transmission and transaxle hydraulic components.
  6. Describe automatic transmission and transaxle electrical/electronic components.
  7. Describe automatic transmission and transaxle electro-hydraulic functions.
  8. Evaluate automatic transmission and transaxle overhaul practices and procedures.
  9. Evaluate automatic transmission and transaxle fault diagnostic fundamentals.
  10. Appraise the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 6R140 transmission.
  11. Appraise the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 6F35 transaxle.
  12. Appraise the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 6R80 transmission.
  13. Appraise the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 10R80 transmission.
  14. Appraise the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 8F35 transaxle.
  15. Appraise the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 8F57 transaxle.
  16. Appraise the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 8F24 transaxle.
  17. Appraise the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 10R140 transmission.
  18. Appraise of the specific componentry, diagnosis, and repair of the 6F15 transaxle.
  19. Diagnose diagnose automatic transmission and transaxle malfunctions
  20. Perform automatic transmission and transaxle service and overhaul procedures in accordance with Ford Motor Company standards

Outline:
  1. Automatic Transmission Technology
    1. Basic Automatic Transmission
      1. Transmitting Power
      2. Transmission Housings and Case
      3. Torque Converter
      4. Automatic Transmission Shafts
      5. Planetary Gears
      6. Clutches and Bands
      7. Overrunning Clutches
    2. Hydraulic System
      1. Automatic Transmission Fluid
      2. Transmission Oil Pump
      3. Pressure Regulator
      4. Manual Valves
      5. Shift Valves
      6. Valve Body
    3. Parking Pawl
    4. Automatic Transmission Power Flow
    5. Electronic Transmission Control
      1. Automatic Transmission Solenoids
    6. Automatic Transmission Designs
  2. Automatic Transmission Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
    1. Automatic Transmission Diagnosis
      1. Automatic Transmission Slippage
      2. Incorrect Shift Points
      3. Mushy or Harsh Shifts
      4. Noisy Transmission
      5. Preliminary Checks
      6. Road Testing
      7. Shop Testing
    2. Automatic Transmission Maintenance
      1. Changing Transmission Fluid
      2. Fluid Leaks
      3. Automatic Transmission Adjustments
      4. Electronic Control System Service
    3. Major Transmission Service
      1. Automatic Transmission Removal
      2. Automatic Transmission Rebuild
      3. Automatic Transmission Installation
  3. Transaxle and CV Axle Technology
    1. Transaxle
      1. Transverse Engine Transaxle
      2. Longitudinal Engine Transaxle
    2. Automatic Transaxle
      1. Drive Chain
      2. Automatic Transaxle Power Flow
      3. Transaxle Electronic Control
      4. Continuously Variable Transaxle
    3. Independent Drive Axles
      1. CV Axle Shafts
      2. CV Joints
      3. CV Joint Construction
      4. CV Joint Boots
  4. Transaxle and CV Axle Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
    1. Transaxle Problem Diagnosis
      1. On-Board Diagnostics
      2. Automatic Transaxle Problems
    2. CV Axle Problems
    3. Transaxle Maintenance
      1. Checking Transaxle Lubricant
      2. Changing Transaxle Fluid
      3. External Transaxle Adjustments
    4. CV Axle Service
      1. CV Axle Removal
      2. Transaxle CV Joint Replacement
      3. CV Axle Installation
      4. Transaxle Removal
      5. Transaxle Service
      6. Transaxle Installation
      7. Transaxle Solenoid Service


Effective Term:
Fall 2024