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DIE 133 Diesel Power Trains
Credit Hours:  8
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 18 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed:  


Description: An introduction to power train systems used in heavy equipment focusing on the theory of operation and application of manual, power-shift, and hydro-static transmissions. Training in diagnosis and repair of heavy equipment manual, power shift, and hydro-static transmission systems. Modern power train systems used in on and off highway equipment, emphasizing diagnostic and repair procedures applied to computer controlled power shift and hydro-static transmission systems.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Model safe procedures in the workplace, per OSHA.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify safety hazards associated with power train systems.
3. (Comprehension Level) Recall and explain basic power-train terminology.
4. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain external and internal parts of manual shift, power shift, and hydro-static transmission systems.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain the theory of operation of manual shift, power shift, and hydro-static transmissions systems.
6. (Comprehension Level) Identify, list and describe special tools and test equipment used to make repairs on power train systems in manual shift, power shift, and hydro-static transmissions.
7. (Evaluation Level) Interpret manufacturer's service literature to assist in diagnosing power train failures and repair procedures.
8. (Application Level) Demonstrate the use of special tools used to make repairs and adjustments to power train systems of manual shift, power shift, and hydro-static transmissions according to the service manual.
9. (Application Level) Use a service manual to disassemble and assemble a manual, power shift, counter-shaft, and hydro-static transmission.
10. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate parts of a disassembled transmission to determine if they can be re-used using a service manual or serviceability guide.
11. (Application Level) Use a service manual to find troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair procedures for any given scenario or problem.
12. (Application Level) With the use of a laptop computer, download trouble codes to aid in diagnosing power train failures.
13. (Application Level) Apply basic concepts to determine if a transmission failure is electronic, hydraulic, or mechanical.
14. (Evaluation Level) Justify your findings by testing the failed component with the use of a service manual and special tools provided.
15. (Evaluation Level) Justify your repair by installing new or repaired components and test machine performance.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
All learning outcomes meet AED Technical Standards for Construction Equipment Technicians.