Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Dec 15, 2019  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog
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AUTO 283 - Engine Performance III

(R only) CE

An advanced course focusing on emission controls and driveability. Class discusses current OBD formats in detail including interpretation of DTCs, freeze-frame data, serial data, and readiness monitors. Exhaust gas analysis is covered. Laboratory exercises emphasize current service and diagnostic procedures. May be taken with AUTO 282 . PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in AUTO 180 . Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week. Formerly AT 283.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Verify driveability complaint.
  • Locate and utilize service information to diagnose complaint (TSB’s, vehicle service history, DTC charts, repair procedures.
  • Retrieve DTC’s using scanner.
  • Retrieve Freeze-Frame data using scanner.
  • Retrieve primary/secondary ignition patterns.
  • Review Readiness Monitors using scanner.
  • Interpret misfire and fuel control monitors.
  • Interpret oxygen sensor/heater DTC’s and monitors.
  • Interpret catalyst monitor.
  • Interpret Exhaust Gas Recirculation , and Diagnostic Trouble Codes and monitors.
  • Interpret Evaporative Emission Control , Diagnostic Trouble Codes and monitors.
  • Interpret 5 gas analyzer results.
  • Diagnose rich exhaust/poor fuel economy complaint.
  • Diagnose lean exhaust/lacking power complaint.
  • Diagnose hesitation/stumble complaint.
  • Diagnose rough idle/stalling complaint.
  • Diagnose no start complaint.
  • Diagnose misfire/cut-out complaint.
  • Diagnose knock/back-fire/run-on complaint.
  • Diagnose incorrect turbo- or super-charger operation.

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