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  Dec 02, 2022
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DIM 0500 - Truck Steering and Suspension Systems

This course is designed to teach the basic operation of medium and heavy duty steering and suspension systems. Essential topics include: safety practices, basic theories, tires, wheels and wheel bearings, steering systems, suspension systems, and principles of wheel alignment. Advanced topics include power steering systems, air suspensions, frames and fifth wheels, and electronic stability assist systems operation, diagnosis, and repairs. This course includes an applied skills lab where students demonstrate the skills and competencies taught in the course. Lab times require students to perform heavy lifting, standing for long periods of time, research, reading, and the application of scientific method analysis as well as performing fundamental algebra and geometry computations while working in a physically demanding environment.

Prerequisites: DIM 0004
Corequisites: None
Credit Hours: None
Contact Hours: 90
Conditions: None
Degrees Offered: C.C.

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