Course Outlines

Suspensions and Steering Systems — HDTT 1215

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 4.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 2.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course covers the identification, inspection techniques, repair and adjustment procedures, and alignment checks of the components associated with the variety of frames and suspensions common to heavy trucks. Students will be instructed in identifying the various types of truck steering systems and components. The students learn and practice inspection disassembly, reassembly, and alignment procedures. Manual and power steering sectors and pumps are included. Prerequisites: None
  2. Course Effective Dates: 3/22/98 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. adjust 5th wheel
    2. adjust lower steering linkage components
    3. assemble lower steering linkage components
    4. assemble manual steering sectors
    5. assemble power steering pumps
    6. assemble power steering sectors
    7. assemble upper steering linkage components
    8. check single axle frame and axle alignment
    9. check tandem axle frame and axle alignment
    10. describe 5th wheel operation
    11. describe air ride component operation
    12. describe auxiliary spring operation
    13. describe camelback spring alignment
    14. describe camelback spring component operation
    15. describe constant rate spring operation
    16. describe dayton spring alignment
    17. describe dayton spring component operation
    18. describe frame repair procedures
    19. describe hendrickson rubber cushion operation
    20. describe hendrickson spring component operation
    21. describe manual steering sectors operation
    22. describe power steering systems operation
    23. describe progressive rate spring operation
    24. describe reyco spring component operation
    25. describe steering angle adjustments
    26. describe steering angles
    27. describe steering axle component usage
    28. describe steering complaint repairs
    29. describe steering problem insp. techniques
    30. describe tire wear problems
    31. describe toe-in adjustments
    32. describe trailer suspension alignment
    33. describe trailer suspension operation
    34. disassemble lower steering linkage components
    35. disassemble manual steering sectors
    36. disassemble power steering pumps
    37. disassemble power steering sectors
    38. disassemble upper steering linkage components
    39. identify 5th wheel components
    40. identify air ride components
    41. identify front spring components
    42. identify manual steering sector types
    43. identify power steering types
    44. identify rear spring components
    45. identify spring types
    46. identify steering angles
    47. identify steering axle components
    48. identify tire wear problems
    49. inspect frame
    50. install 5th wheel
    51. install rear axle springs and components
    52. install steering axle springs
    53. list common steering complaints
    54. list steering problems
    55. remove 5th wheel
    56. remove rear suspension springs + components
    57. remove steering axle springs
    58. replace eaton axle king pins
    59. replace rockwell axle king pins
    60. troubleshoot steering problems
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted