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

AUTO 134 Engine Performance - Ignition

4 credits
This course focuses on the understanding, analysis and repair of automotive ignition systems utilizing industry standards and techniques. This course teaches to the global outcome of communication.

Prerequisites: AUTO 120 , AUTO 124 , or instructor permission

Corequisites: AUTO 135 , AUTO 136 , and AUTO 138 

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

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

  • Do preliminary engine testing such as compression testing, leak down testing, vacuum testing and relative cylinder performance
  • Use oscilloscopes to diagnose engine, electrical/electronic problems
  • Understand mechanical function of the engine as a air pump to diagnose pressure and flow problems
  • Perform noninvasive engine mechanical tests related to diagnosing drivability problems
  • Work with customers, isolate problems, test drive as applicable, write professional work orders, and use flat rate schedules to write estimates
  • Use electronic service information and reference manuals to obtain pertinent information in diagnosing and repairing automobiles
  • Utilize the principles of technician repair law and other consumer protection laws
  • Use manufacturer flow chart  testing sequences and apply this knowledge to diagnosing problems and repairing customer vehicles