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Advanced Mechanical Engineering: Automotive Fault Diagnosis and Repair

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This Course is Designed For:

  • Mechanics;
  • Automotive Engineers;
  • Automotive Technicians;
  • Electrical Engineers;
  • Mechanical Engineers;
  • Drivers.

Duration: 20 Days

Cost includes:

  • Free Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days;
  • Free Hot Lunch on Event Days;
  • Free City Tour;
  • Free Stationery;
  • Free On-site Internet Access;
  • Diploma – Postgraduate – in Advanced Mechanical Engineering: Automotive Fault Diagnosis and Repair (Quad Credit); or
  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation – if unsuccessful on resit.

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Complimentary Products include:

  1. HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference Folder;
  2. HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference Ring Binder/ Writing Pad;
  3. HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Key Ring/ Chain;
  4. HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference (Computer – Phone) Bag – Black or Brown;
  5. HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s 8GB USB Flash Memory Drive, with Course/ Programme Material;
  6. HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Metal Pen;
  7. HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Polo Shirt.

Course Contents, Concepts and Issues

Part 1: Overview

Ø Understanding Diagnosis;

Ø Work Safety Practices;

Ø Diagnostic Terminology;

Ø Report Writing.

Part 2: Techniques in Diagnosing (1)

Ø Overview;

Ø Diagnostic Process:

  • The Six-Stage Process;
  • The Art of Diagnostics;
  • Diagnostic Concern;
  • Cause and Correction;
  • Root Cause Analysis.

Ø Making Diagnosis on Paper;

Ø Mechanical Diagnostic Techniques:

  • Checking;
  • Noise;
  • Vibration;
  • Harshness;
  • Noise Conditions;
  • Vibration Conditions;
  • Road Test;
  • Engine Noises;
  • Sources.

Part 3: Techniques in Diagnosing (2)

Ø Electrical Diagnostic Techniques:

  • Checking;
  • Test Lights and Analogue Meters;
  • Procedure in Electrical Testing;
  • Volt Drop Testing;
  • Short Circuit Testing;
  • Load Tests;
  • Black Box Techniques;
  • Sensor to ECU Method;
  • Flight Recorder Tests
  • Faultfinding;
  • Colour Codes and terminal Numbers;
  • Back Probing Connectors.

Ø Fault Codes:

  • Fast and Slow;
  • Fault Code Examples;
  • Clearing.

Ø Systems:

  • Systems, Defined;
  • Vehicle Systems;
  • Open-loop Systems;
  • Closed-loop Systems;
  • Block Diagrams.

Ø Sources of Data:

  • Autodata;
  • Bosch ESltronic.

Part 4: Automotive Tools and Equipment

Ø Basic Equipment:

  • Basic Hand Tools;
  • Test Equipment Accuracy;
  • Multimeters;
  • Logic Probe.

Ø Oscilloscopes:

  • Waveforms.

Ø Scanners:

  • On-board Diagnostic (OBD);
  • Serial Port Communications;
  • OBD2 Signal Protocols;
  • AutoTap OBD Scanner;
  • Bosch KTS Diagnostic Equipment;
  • Engine Analysers.

Ø Emission Testing:

  • Exhaust Gas Measurement;
  • Exhaust Analyser;
  • Emission Limits.

Ø Pressure Testing:

  • Automotive Pressure Oscilloscope Transducer.

Part 5: Using Diagnosing Sensors, Actuators and Oscilloscope

Ø Sensors:

  • Essentials of Sensor and Sensor Diagnostics;
  • Inductive Sensors;
  • Variable Resistance;
  • How Wire Airfow Sensor;
  • Thermistors;
  • Hall Effect Sensors;
  • Piezo Accelerometer;
  • Oxygen Sensors;
  • Pressure Sensors;
  • Variable Capacitance;
  • Optical Sensors;
  • Dynamic Position Sensors
  • Rain Sensor.

Ø Actuators:

  • Testing Actuators;
  • Motorised and Solenoid Actuators;
  • Solenoid Actuators;
  • Thermal Actuators.

Ø Engine Waveforms:

  • Primary Ignition;
  • Secondary Ignition;
  • Diesel Glow Plugs;
  • Alternator Waveform;
  • Relative Compression Petrol.

Ø Communication Networks:

  • CAN;
  • LIN;
  • FlexRay.

Part 6: Managing On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) (1)

Ø Evolution:

  • Vehicle Emissions and Environmental Health;
  • The Development of the Emission and Control Legislation;
  • Vehicle Emission Control Strategies.

Ø Understanding On-board Diagnostics:

  • OBD Scenario;
  • Origins of OBD;
  • P-code Composition;
  • European on-bard Diagnostics and Global Adoption.

Ø Gasoline On-Board Diagnostic Monitors:

  • Legislative Drivers;
  • Component Monitoring;
  • Rationality Testing;
  • Circuit Testing;
  • Catalyst Monitor;
  • Evaporative System Monitor;
  • Fuel System Monitor;
  • Exhaust Gas Circulation Monitor;
  • Secondary Air Monitor;
  • Monitors and Readiness Fags;

Part 7: Managing On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) (2)

Ø Mist Redetection:

  • Mist Remonitor;
  • Crank Speed Actuation;
  • Ionising Current Monitoring;
  • Cylinder Pressure Sensing;
  • Exhaust Pressure Analysis.

Ø OBD Summary:

  • OBD2;
  • EOBD;
  • Features and technology of Current Systems.

Ø Driving Cycles;

Ø Future Developments in Diagnostic Systems:

  • OBD3;
  • Diesel Engines;
  • Rate-Based Monitoring;
  • Model-Based Development.

Part 8: Engine System (1)

Ø Overview;

Ø Engine Operation:

  • Four-Stroke Cycle
  • Cylinder Layouts;
  • Carnshaft Drives;
  • Valve Mechanisms;
  • Valve and Ignition Timing.

Ø Diagnosing Engine:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Test Results;
  • Engine Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Fuel System:

  • Carburation.

Ø Diagnosing Fuel System:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Test Results;
  • Fuel Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Engine Management;

Ø Ignition:

  • Essentials of Ignition;
  • Advance Angle;
  • Electronic Ignition;
  • Hall Effect Distributor;
  • Inductive Distributor;
  • Current-limiting and Closed-loop Dwell;
  • Programmed Ignition;
  • Distributorless Ignition;
  • Direct Ignition;
  • Spark plugs.

Part 9: Engine System (2)

Ø Diagnosing Ignition System:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • Ignition Fault Diagnostic;
  • Ignition Components and Testing;
  • DIS Diagnostics;
  • Spark Plugs.

Ø Emissions:

  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation;
  • Catalytic Converters.

Ø Diagnosing Emission:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • Emission Fault Diagnostic;

Ø Fuel Injection:

  • Injection Systems;
  • Fuel Injection Components;
  • Fuel Mixture Calculation.

Ø Diagnosing Fuel Injection Systems:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • Fuel Injection Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Diesel Injection:

  • Electronic Control of Diesel Injection;
  • Common Rail Diesel Systems;
  • Diesel Exhaust Emissions;
  • Catalytic Converter Diesel;
  • Filters.

Ø Diagnosing Diesel Injection Systems:

  • Test Equipment;
  • Diesel Injection Fault Diagnosis;
  • Diesel Engine Smoke;
  • Glow Plug Circuit;
  • Diesel Systems.

Part 10: Engine System (3)

Ø Engine Management:

  • Closed-loop Lambda Control;
  • Engine Management Operation;
  • Gasoline Direct Injection.

Ø Diagnosing Combined Ignition and Fuel Systems:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • Combined Ignition and Fuel Control Fault Diagnosis Table;
  • Fuel Pump Testing;
  • Injector Testing.

Ø Engine Management and Fault Finding Information:

  • Diagnosis Chart;
  • Circuit Diagrams;
  • Component Testing Data.

Ø Air Supply and Exhaust Systems:

  • Exhaust System;
  • Catalytic Converters;
  • Air Supply System.

Ø Diagnosing Exhaust and Air Supply:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Results;
  • Exhaust and Air Supply Fault Diagnosis;
  • Exhaust Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Cooling:

  • Air-cooled System;
  • Water-cooled System;
  • Sealed and Semi-Sealed Systems.

Part 11: Engine System (4)

Ø Diagnosing Cooling:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Test Results;
  • Cooling Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Lubrication:

  • Lubrication System;
  • Oil Filters;
  • Oil Pumps;
  • Crankcase Ventilation Engine Breather Systems.

Ø Diagnosing Lubrication:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Test Results;
  • Lubrication Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Batteries:

  • Safety;
  • Lead-Acid Batteries;
  • Battery Rating.

Ø Diagnosing Batteries:

  • Servicing Batteries;
  • Maintenance-free;
  • Charging;
  • Battery Faults;
  • Testing Batteries.

Part 12: Engine System (5)

Ø Starting:

  • Starter Circuit;
  • Inertia Starters;
  • Pre-engaged Starters;
  • Permanent Magnet Starters;
  • Keyless Starting System.

Ø Starting Diagnostics:

  • Circuit Testing Procedure;
  • Starting Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Charging:

  • Basic Principles;
  • Rectification of AC to DC;
  • Regulation of Output Voltage;
  • Charging Circuits.

Ø Charging Diagnostics:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • Charging Fault Diagnosis.

Part 13: Automotive Chassis Systems (1)

Ø Brakes:

  • Principle of Hydraulic Braking;
  • Disc and Drum Brake Systems;
  • Brake Adjustments;
  • Servo-assisted Braking.

Ø Diagnosing Brakes Problems:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Dial gauge;
  • Test Results;
  • Brakes fault Diagnosis;
  • Brake Hydraulic Faults.

Ø Antilock Brakes:

  • General System Description;
  • ABS Components.

Ø Diagnosing Antilock Brakes Problems:

  • Systematic Testing Procedure;
  • Antilock Brakes Fault Diagnosis;
  • Bleeding Antilock Brakes.

Ø Traction Control:

  • Control Functions;
  • System Operation.

Ø Traction control:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Traction Control Fault Diagnosis.

Part 14: Automotive Chassis Systems (2)

Ø Steering and Tyres:

  • Construction of a Tubeless Radial Tyre;
  • Steering Box and Rack;
  • Power Assisted Steering;
  • Steering Characteristics;
  • Camber;
  • Castor;
  • Swivel Axis Inclination;
  • Tracking;
  • Scrub Radius.

Ø Steering and Tyres Diagnostics:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Four-Wheel Alignment;
  • Test Results;
  • Tyre Fault Diagnosis;
  • Tyre Inflation Pressures;
  • Steering Fault Diagnosis;
  • Steering, Wheels and Tyres Fault Diagnosis.

Part 15: Automotive Chassis Systems (3)

Ø Suspension:

  • Suspension System Layouts;
  • Front Axle Suspensions;
  • Rear Axle Suspensions;
  • Anti-Roll Bar;
  • Springs;
  • Dampers.

Ø Diagnosing Suspension:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Test Results;
  • Suspension Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Active Suspension:

  • Active Suspension Operation;
  • Delphi MagneRide Case Study.

Ø Active Suspension Diagnostic:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Back to the Black Box.

Part 16: Working with Electrical Systems (1)

Ø Electronic Components and Circuits:

  • Components;
  • Integrated Circuits;
  • Digital Circuits;
  • Electronic Component Testing.

Ø Multiplexing:

  • Overview;
  • Controller Area Network;
  • CAN Data Signal;
  • Local Interconnect Network;
  • FlexRay.

Ø Multiflexing Diagnostics;

Ø Lightning:

  • External lights;
  • Lightning circuits;
  • Gas Discharge Lightning;
  • LED Lighting.

Ø Lighting Diagnostics:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • Lighting Fault Diagnostic;
  • Headlight Beam Setting.

Ø Auxiliaries:

  • Wiper Motors and Linkages;
  • Wiper Circuits;
  • Two-Motor Wiper System;
  • Headlight Wipers and Washers;
  • Indicators and Hazard Lights;
  • Brake Lights;
  • Electric Horns;
  • Engine Cooling and Fan Motors.

Part 17: Working with Electrical Systems (2)

Ø Diagnosing Auxiliary:

  • In-Car Entertainment;
  • Security Systems;
  • Mobile Communications.

Ø Diagnosing ICE, Security and Communication:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • ICE, Security And Communication System Fault Diagnosis;
  • Interference Suppression.

Ø Body Electrical Systems:

  • Electric Seat Adjustment;
  • Electric Mirrors;
  • Electric Sunproof Operation;
  • Door Locking Circuit;
  • Electric Window Operation.

Ø Diagnosing Body Electrical:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • Body Electrical Systems Fault Diagnosis;
  • Circuit Systematic Testing.

Ø Instrumentation:

  • Gauges;
  • Digital Instrumentation;
  • Vehicle Condition Monitoring;
  • Trip Computer;
  • Displays.

Ø Instruments Diagnostics:

  • Testing Procedures;
  • Instrumentation Fault Diagnosis;
  • Black Box Technique.

Part 18: Working with Electrical Systems (3)

Ø Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC):

  • Ventilation and Heating;
  • Heating System - Watercooled Engine;
  • Heater Blower Motors;
  • Electronic Heating Control;
  • Air Conditioning;
  • Automatic Temperature Control;
  • Seat Heating;
  • Screen Heating.

Ø Diagnosing HVAC:

  • Testing Procedure;
  • Air Conditioning Fault Diagnosis;
  • Heating And Ventilation Fault Diagnosis;
  • Air Conditioning Receiver.

Ø Cruise Control:

  • System Description;
  • Components.

Ø Diagnosing Cruise Control:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Cruise Control Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Airbags and Belt Tensioners:

  • Components And Circuits;
  • Seat Belt Tensioners.

Ø Diagnosing Airbags and Belt Tensioners:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Airbags and Belt Tensioners Fault Diagnosis;
  • Deactivation And Activation Procedures.

Part 19: Automatic and Manual Gear Transmission Systems

Ø Manual Transmission:

  • Clutch;
  • Manual Gearbox;
  • Driveshafts and Wheel Bearings;
  • Final Drive and Differential;
  • Four Wheel Drive Systems.

Ø Diagnosing Manual Transmission:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Test Results;
  • Manual Transmission Fault Diagnosis;
  • Manual Gearbox Fault Diagnosis;
  • Drive Shafts Fault Diagnosis;
  • Final Drive Fault Diagnosis.

Ø Automatic Transmission:

  • Torque Converter Operation;
  • Epicyclic Gearbox Operation;
  • Constantly Variable Transmission;
  • Electronic Control Of Transmission;
  • Direct Shift Gearbox.

Ø Automatic Transmission Diagnostic:

  • Systematic Testing;
  • Test Equipment;
  • Test Results;
  • Automatic Gearbox Fault Diagnosis;
  • ECAT Fault Diagnosis;
  • Automatic Transmission Stall Test.

We offer very attractive discount for groups of 3 and more people, from the same organisation, taking the same course. This discount is between ten percent (10%) and thirty three percent (33%), depending on the group size. Even with these discounts, we can also deliver courses for groups in the country of your choice.

Please feel welcome to contact me, at any time. My e-mail addresses are: fria@hrodc.com; and fria.hrodc@outlook.com

My Direct telephone number is +442071935906

With kindest regards,

Ms. Fria Cayao

Senior Reception Administrator – HRODC Ltd & HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute

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