AUT 111 : Computerized Engine Controls

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Computerized Engine Controls



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AUT 205.

Course Description

Studies advanced electrical systems found on late-model vehicles. Provides solid understanding of computerized automotive engine control systems and how they operate and the ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair computerized engine control systems.

Course learning outcomes

1. Perform a thorough pre-diagnostic engine inspection.
2. Analyze vehicle performance with the On Board Diagnostic Systems.
3. Measure parameters of all input and output devises used within a computerized engine control system.
4. Analyze, diagnose, and repair computer-controlled engine systems using frequency, pulse width, voltage, resistance, current, and duty cycle to interpret engine control systems in relationship to time; engine speed; and air temperature, pressure, and volume.
5. Demonstrate safety standards in all work within and automotive shop environment and specifically with computer controls.

Content outline

  1. A review of electricity and electronics
  2. Computers on cars
  3. Common components for computerized control systems
  4. Common operating principles for computerized electronic stability control (ECS)
  5. Diagnostic concepts and diagnostic equipment
  6. Exhaust gas analysis
  7. Understanding on-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
  8. Multiplexing concepts
  9. Hybrid and electric vehicles
  10. Modern systems
  11. Approach to diagnostics
  12. General motors electronic engine controls
  13. Ford’s electronic engine controls
  14. Chrysler corporation fuel injection systems
  15. Bosch engine control systems
  16. Asian computer control systems

Required materials

Requires textbook and special gear; see syllabus for details.

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