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

AFM 231 - Manual Transmission and Drivelines

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Differential, power transfer mechanism and driveline component 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 Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair and Differential and 4WD Systems Diagnosis and Repair.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe manual transmission and transaxle operation.
  2. Explain manual transmission and transaxle diagnostics.
  3. Describe differential and driveline systems operation.
  4. Describe transfer case and real-wheel-drive-based four-wheel-drive systems operation.
  5. Assess transfer case and real-wheel-drive-based four-wheel-drive systems diagnostics.
  6. Assess front-wheel-drive-based all-wheel-drive systems diagnosis and service.
  7. Explain all-wheel-drive dynamic torque vectoring theory and operation.
  8. Diagnose and service manual transmission and transaxle systems faults.
  9. Diagnose and service differential, transfer case and four-wheel-drive systems faults.

Outline:
  1. Clutch Technology
    1. Clutch Principles
      1. Basic Clutch Parts
      2. Clutch Action
    2. Clutch Construction
      1. Pilot Bearing
      2. Flywheel
      3. Clutch Disc
      4. Release Bearing
      5. Clutch Housing
      6. Clutch Fork
      7. Clutch Release Mechanisms
      8. Clutch Start Switch
    3. Automatic Manual Clutch
    4. Hybrid Vehicle Clutch
      1. Hybrid Vehicle Wet Clutch
  2. Clutch Diagnosis, Service and Repair
    1. Diagnosing Clutch Problems
      1. Verify the Clutch Problem
      2. Common Clutch Part Failures
    2. Servicing a Clutch
      1. Adjusting the Clutch
      2. Removing the Clutch
      3. Cleaning and Inspecting Clutch Parts
      4. Installing the Clutch
    3. Engine/Motor-Generator Clutch Service
    4. Engine/Motor-Generator Wet Clutch Service
    5. Automated Manual Clutch Service
  3. Manual Transmission Technology
    1. Basic Manual Transmission
    2. Functions of a Manual Transmission
    3. Gear Fundamentals
      1. Gear Ratios
      2. Gear Reduction and Overdrive
      3. Gear Types
      4. Manual Transmission Lubrication
      5. Transmission Bearings
    4. Manual Transmission Construction
      1. Transmission Case
      2. Extension Housing and Front Bearing Hub
      3. Transmission Shafts
      4. Transmission Gears
      5. Transmission Synchronizers
      6. Shift Forks
      7. Shift Rails and Shift Rods
    5. Manual Transmission Types
    6. Manual Transmission Power Flow
      1. First Gear
      2. Second Gear
      3. Third Gear
      4. Reverse
      5. Neutral
      6. Overdrive
    7. Manual Transmission Actuators
    8. Manual Transmission Sensors and Switches
      1. Backup Light Switch
      2. Brake Pedal Switch
      3. Speed Sensor
      4. Gear Sensor
      5. Pressure Sensor
  4. Manual Transmission Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
    1. Manual Transmission Problem Diagnosis
    2. Manual Transmission Problems
      1. Gears Grind When Shifting
      2. Noise
      3. Difficult to Shift
      4. Jumps out of Gear
      5. Leaks Lubricant
      6. Locked in Gear
    3. Transmission Identification
    4. Manual Transmission Service
      1. Manual Transmission Removal
      2. Manual Transmission Disassembly
      3. Cleaning and Inspecting Parts
      4. Replace Worn or Damaged Parts
      5. Transmission Reassembly
      6. Transmission Installation
  5. Drive Shaft and Transfer Case Technology
    1. Drive Shaft Assembly
      1. Functions of Drive Shaft Assembly
      2. Drive Shaft Operation
      3. Slip Yoke
      4. Rear Yoke
      5. Drive Shaft
      6. Center Support Bearing
    2. Driveline Types
      1. Hotchkiss Driveline
      2. Torque Tube Driveline
    3. Transfer Cases
      1. Transfer Case Ranges
      2. All-Wheel Drive
  6. Drive Shaft and Transfer Case Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
    1. Drive Shaft Problems
      1. Drive Shaft Noise
      2. Drive Shaft Vibration
    2. Drive Shaft Inspection
      1. Measuring Drive Shaft Runout
      2. Drive Shaft Balancing
      3. Measuring Driveline Angle
    3. Drive Shaft Maintenance
    4. Drive Shaft Service
      1. Drive Shaft Removal
      2. Universal Joint Service
      3. Drive Shaft Installation
    5. Transfer Case Service
  7. Differential and Rear Drive Axle Technology
    1. Basic Rear Drive Axle Assembly
      1. Rear Drive Axle Assembly Power Flow
      2. Functions of a Rear Drive Axle
    2. Differential Construction
      1. Pinion Gear and Ring Gear
      2. Differential Carrier
      3. Differential Case
      4. Spider Gears
      5. Differential Lubricant
    3. Differential Action
    4. Limited-Slip Differentials
      1. Clutch Pack Differentials
      2. Torsen Differentials
    5. Rear Drive Axles
      1. Semifloating Axles
      2. Full-Floating Axles
      3. Swing Axles
      4. Differential Breather Tube
    6. Front Drive Axle
      1. Electro-Hydraulic Differential
      2. All-Wheel-Drive Differential
  8. Transaxle and CV Axle Technology
    1. Transaxle
      1. Transvers Engine Transaxle
      2. Longitudinal Engine Transaxle
    2. Manual Transaxle
      1. Manual Transaxle Clutch
      2. Manual Transaxle Transmission
      3. Transaxle Differential
      4. Manual Transaxle Power Flow
    3. Independent Drive Shafts
      1. CV Axle Shafts
      2. CV Joints
      3. CV Joint Boots
      4. CV Joint Construction
  9. Transaxle and CV Axle Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
    1. Transaxle Problem Diagnosis
      1. On-Board Diagnostics
      2. Manual 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