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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 23, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ACRT 136 Measuring & Realignment Procedures

4 credits
This course focuses on the use of measuring and frame straightening equipment to properly straighten unibody and frame vehicles.

Prerequisites: TRAN 110 , TRAN 112 , TRAN 113 , and TRAN 125 , or instructor permission.

Corequisites: ACRT 135 , ACRT 235 , and ACRT 236 , or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Interpret body dimension information and locate key reference points on a vehicle, using online body dimension manual and electronic measuring program
  • Explain the importance of datum line plane, body zero line plane, and centerline plane
  • Use measuring gauges
  • Explain the major differences between body-over-frame and unibody vehicle design
  • Indentify types of vehicle damage including diamond, side-sway, sag, mash, and twist
  • Identify and operate various types of straightening equipment
  • Plan and execute a pulling sequence
  • Set up straightening equipment
  • Rack and anchor a vehicle
  • Use other common types of shop equipment and hand tools
  • Comply with hazardous material laws and processes
  • Apply the knowledge of safety laws and common sense safety procedures