Apr 01, 2023
AUTO 262 - Battery/Starting/Charging
(R only) CE
Discusses purpose, parts, operation, and failure diagnosis of automotive batteries, cranking systems, and charging systems. Cruise control, remote keyless entry, theft deterrent, and remote start systems are also covered. Laboratory exercises emphasize on-vehicle use of common and specialized electrical service tools. May be taken with AUTO 263 . PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in AUTO 161 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly AT 162.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Determine battery state-of-charge.
- Perform battery capacity test.
- Maintain / Restore electronic memories.
- Service / Replace cranking and fleece batteries.
- Slow / Fast charge cranking and fleece batteries.
- Crank a vehicle using jumper cables or auxiliary power supply.
- Perform starter current draw test.
- Perform starter circuit voltage drop tests.
- Diagnose incorrect operation of remote start systems.
- R&R starter assembly.
- Inspect / Test / Replace relays and solenoids.
- Inspect / Test / Replace switches, connectors, wires, cables.
- Differentiate between engine mechanical and electrical causes of slow / no crank situation.
- Perform charging system output test.
- Perform charging system voltage drop tests.
- Diagnose under, over and no charge complaint.
- Inspect / Adjust / Replace accessory drive belts.
- R&R generator (alternator) assembly.
- Diagnose incorrect operation of remote keyless entry systems.
- Diagnose incorrect operation of theft deterrent system.
- Diagnose incorrect operation of cruise control systems.
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