Auto Tech Chapter 8
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It is secured, not damaged, operates correctly, and is not dried and brittle.
To be sure it is secured, not loose, no damage
cracking, bent rims, not mismatched, no welding repairs, lug bolts secure. valve cap/stem damage.
Check the pads, drums, lines, hoses.
Look for broken, missing, or loose parts. Check they are secured tightly and no cracks and leaks.
Nothing is blocking the opening
terminals not loose or leaking, cell caps tight, no rust or corrosion, cables not damaged, torn, loose
Function of the radiator/coolant fluid.
Keeps engine cool when hot and warm when cold
Power Steering Dip Stick
Remove stick and clean off excess fluid, replace stick then remove again to get a reading of fluid, fluid reading: above refill mark and below max, replace stick
What does the acronym WAAP stand for?
water pump belt, alternator belt, air compressor belt, power steering belt.
Under hood inspection should include:
Engine drive belts, hoses, air filter, fluid levels, leaks
Exterior inspection should include:
wiper blades, windshield, exterior lights, tires
In Vehicle inspection should include:
brake pedals,instrument panel, warning lights and horn
Under vehicle inspection should include:
wheel axles, tie rods, tires, shocks, brake hoses and lines
goes from pump, filtered, then sent under pressure to crank shaft
Used to check oil
When checking oil
car on level ground, engine off,
when to change oil
manufacturere's specs or mileage
low oil level on dipstick
seal or gasket leaking
low coolant levels
causes engine overheating or indicates a leak
measures the freeze protection level of coolant
stored in reservoir near master cylinider
a storage compartment for fluids
is hydroscopic, should be clear, dark fluid needs to be changed
absorb water from the atmosphere
power steering fluid
checked with a dipstick when engine is idling and fluid is hot
change if older than 1 year
only when windshield is wet
green, orange or yellow
brown or black
Check pressure , wear pattern, cuts and tread depth
9th position on VIN
"X" as check number
number of characters in VIn
Letters not included in VIN
I, O, Q
First number of VIN
Last number of VIN
Production or serial number
on board computer
"P" on the console or dash
mixture of urea & water used to reduce diesel exhaust nitrogen oxide emissions
joint used of drive axles= front wheel drive
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