• Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Automatic Transmissions I
  • Course #: ATEC1205
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course the student will learn the operation, service and repair of automatic transmission and transaxles. It includes fundamentals, disassembly and assembly, adjustment and operation and testing. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Complete work order
Identify transmission/transaxle concern
Locate applicable vehicle and service information
Locate vehicle and major component identification numbers
Interpret vehicle and major component identification numbers
Remove transmission/transaxle
Disassemble transmission/transaxle
Inspect valve body
Inspect internal transmission components
Inspect converter flex plate, attaching parts, pilot, pump drive, and seal areas
Measure torque converter endplay
Inspect thrust washers and bearings
Inspect oil delivery seal rings, ring grooves, and sealing surface areas
Inspect case bores, passages, bushings, vents, and mating surfaces
Inspect transaxle drive, link chains, sprockets, gears, bearings, and bushings
Inspect transaxle final drive components
Inspect clutch drum, piston, check-balls, springs, retainers, seals, and friction/pressure plates
Test the operation of clutch and servo assemblies

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ATEC1105
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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