• Program: Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training Program (ASSET)
  • Course: Ford Steering and Balance
  • Course #: FMLR1650
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

In this course the student will analyze the steering systems used on Ford vehicles. The student will learn to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair steering systems using a hands-on approach with late model Ford vehicles. It also includes tire construction and repair, wheel vibration diagnosis, and electronic balance procedures.

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:
Explain p/s pump operation
Diagnose rack and pinion steering systems
Check steering system component integrity
Explain steering gear operation
Identify electronic steering systems
Perform tire repair
Measure wheel run-out
Identify tire construction
Perform off car wheel balance
Compare static balance vs. dynamic balance
Explain tire ratings

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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