NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Manual Drive Train and Axles
|A.||Course Title:||Manual Drive Train and Axles|
|B.||Course Number:||FM 214A - 30508|
|D.||Days/Time:||M T W Th F 7:30:00 AM - 9:20:00 AM|
|G.||Office:||Don Whitaker Automotive Technology Center (ATC) 237|
|I.||Office Phone:||(575) 492-2865|
|J.||Office Hours:|| Monday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
Tuesday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
Wednesday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
Thursday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
Friday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
|L.||Prerequisite(s):||Each student must be officially accepted into the Ford ASSET program according to Ford and NMJC entrance requirement polices and successfully complete FM 124 Automotive Electronics I and FM 124B Electronics II.|
This course will cover the operation, service, and repair of Ford Motor Company’s manual drive train and axle systems. Areas of instruction include the diagnosis and overhaul of Ford clutch systems, manual transmissions, manual transaxles, front wheel drive axle shafts and CV joints, rear wheel drive universal joints and drive shafts, and rear axles and four wheel drive units. Each student must be officially accepted into the Ford ASSET program according to Ford and NMJC entrance requirement policies. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisite: FM 124B Electronics II
This course incorporates fundamentals important to obtaining employment upon graduation. It may not be suitable if used as a transfer to institutions of higher learning. Please consult with the receiving institution if you intend to transfer this course credit to another institution.
ASSET students are required to provide their own basic tool set as outlined in the NMJC/ASSET Student Information Manual. This tool set must be on campus and complete during all on-campus training sessions. The set must also be complete and in good working order at the sponsoring dealership during every coop session. It is the student’s responsibility to replace all lost or broken tools. Each ASSET student has a considerable investment in tools and they are very important to the accomplishment of course objectives. Students are encouraged to have their tools marked and keep them secure and clean.
Personal Protective Equipment (e.g. eye and hearing protection)
Work uniform (provided through sponsoring dealership, consistent with retailer policy)
Leather work shoes/boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)
Text book: Todays Technician: Manual Transmissions/Transaxles 6th Edition,by Erjavec
Related Ford Course Materials
Pencil and Pen
3” – 3-ring binder
Note pad, for taking class notes
Lap Top Computer
You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.
Note: All departmental requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
The final course grade will be earned and distributed based on the items listed below. The percentages provided are approximate values and the instructor may alter this policy as warranted or needed.
Attendance and Daily Preparation 10%
Lab Exercises 25%
Tests & Quizzes 50%
Lab exercises will be directed and documented through the use of lab sheets. Students will complete specific tasks identified by the lab sheet and respond to related questions as indicated. The instructor’s electronic grade book is the official record of lab sheet completion/task competency. Students will be given regular reports of their progress in lab assignments. Points for lab sheets will be awarded in the following manner:
4 = Student has demonstrated hands-on competency in performing the task(s) identified by the lab sheet and responded to related questions with 100% proficiency.
3 = Student has demonstrated hands-on competency in performing the task(s) identified by the lab sheet and responded to related questions with at least 80% proficiency.
2 = Student has attempted to demonstrate hands-on competency in performing the task(s) identified by the lab sheet, but requires more practice and/or responded to related questions with less than 80% proficiency.
0 = Student has not attempted or failed to complete the task(s) identified by the lab sheet.
See "Ford ASSET Grading and Attendance Policies" document provided by the instructor for specific grading and attendance policies.
New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
After completing this course, the student should be able to perform repairs, adjustments, and diagnostic procedures with demonstrated proficiency on Ford car and light truck manual drive train systems. Additionally, the student should be able to enter full-time employment as a Ford and/or Lincoln-Mercury automotive dealership Vehicle Maintenance Technician and should have the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enable him/her to retain this employment and to continually make acceptable progress in this field.
Course objectives will be accomplished by providing the following learning activities:
Study and discussion centered on the operational principles and safety aspects of specific hand tools, shop equipment, and hazardous materials.
Study will include component purpose and design factors in appropriate areas and the laws and principles governing the component’s design and operation.
Instruction focused on the development of a knowledge base that will provide the student with insight and understanding of the operational characteristics and associated failure modes of the components and systems being studied. Each student will facilitate this process through personal study, knowledge application, and task performance.
Instruction to provide the knowledge necessary to perform repairs, adjustments, and diagnostic procedures with demonstrated proficiency.
Performance objectives designed to support the development of industry guideline skill achievement by each student throughout the instructional period.
After successfully completing this course the student should be able to apply the related skills and technical knowledge on a full-time basis as a Ford automotive technician. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Demonstrate safe work habits in the laboratory during this course.
Use OASIS as part of routine manual drive train diagnostic/repair process, accessing both related repair history and applicable service bulletins.
Identify and state the purpose of the major drive train systems and their components.
Describe the operation and construction drive train system components.
Identify the gear and synchronizer types used in Ford transmissions.
Demonstrate an understanding of gearing principals and ratios.
Describe the construction and operation of the major clutch types used in Ford
Motor company cars and light duty trucks.
Identify and describe the individual component parts of manual transmissions, transaxles, and transfer cases.
Identify and describe the individual components of a clutch assembly.
Identify and describe the individual components of differentials, including standard and limited slip units.
Properly select, use and maintain the special tools, equipment, and fixtures used in drive train maintenance adjustment, and repair.
Inspect drive train components for proper fluid level and potential leaks; determine necessary action.
Drain and refill drive train components.
Diagnose drive train related concerns and determine necessary action.
Determine the cause of component failure through inspection and evaluation of the failed components.
Demonstrate the ability to identify the Ford Motor Company manual transmissions.
Remove and replace individual system components according to Ford workshop manual procedures.
Inspect half shaft and driveshaft for proper alignment and angles; determine necessary action.
Inspect, service, and replace shafts, yokes, boots, and CV joints.
Use Ford Motor Company procedures and service publications to disassemble and assemble drive train components.
Perform required adjustment and maintenance procedures according to Ford Motor Company specifications.
Remove and replace transaxle components, and perform adjustments and maintenance as required.
Service and maintain Ford Motor Company four-wheel drive systems.
Take the automobile certification exam given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), in the area of Manual Drive Train.
Pass all Ford Final Course Assessments, “embedded in ASSET,” related to this course.
All course participants must pass the Automotive Safety Test with a final score of 100%.
It is the responsibility of all concerned to sustain a safe learning environment in the Ford ASSET classroom and lab. Students must use all the safety precautions they have been taught and shown, discuss anything they are unsure of with their instructor, and report any unsafe condition to their instructor immediately. Every student should know the location of fire extinguishers and other safety equipment as well as procedures for first aid and for other emergencies, such as the need for emergency eye wash.
All persons must wear approved eye protection at any time lab activities are in session--NO EXCEPTIONS
Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.
Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.
All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.
The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.
Food and Drink Policy
Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.
No Children in the Classroom
In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.
Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.
Smoking/Use of Tobacco
New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.
Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.
Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.
This Course will follow the following general outline. The instructor may alter the outline as warranted or needed.
Introduction to class
Assign Lab Partners
Final Exam Written and Hands on Evaluations