Apr 24, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

AUM 161 Manual Drive Trains and Axles 1

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 6
Credits: 5

Introduces the theory and service of automotive power trains including: clutches and clutch linkage, drive shafts and universal joints, front-wheel drive axles, manual transmissions, manual transaxles, rear axles, and differentials, including open and limited slip. Examines friction, gear reduction, and torque multiplication through use of gear sets, inertia, and momentum, as they apply to power train components.

Prerequisite: AUM 152 , AUM 157 , and AUM 168 , each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. List and describe the function of drive train components and systems. 
  2. Describe the basic fundamentals of centrifugal force, inertia, leverage and torque multiplication as they apply to power train components. 
  3. Inspect components and identify wear areas. 
  4. Explain the operation of drive train components and systems. 
  5. Diagnose drive train and drive train-related problems.

Content Outline
  • Clutches
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Manual Transaxles
  • Drive Shafts, Drive Axles, CV Joints, and Universal Joints
  • Differential and Axles Assembly