Feb 19, 2020  
2017-2018 
    
2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AGM 228W - Electronic Engine Performance & Emission Control

Credits: 7
Studies units of instruction necessary for a thorough understanding of ignition systems, emission control systems, and driveability diagnosis. Develops skills through controlled learning experiences with ignition systems, emission control systems, and driveability diagnosis.

Prerequisite(s): AGM 112W  with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0)
Corequisite(s): AGM 226  
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 90
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Diagnose and repair ignition system. Complete 95% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 50% of Priority 3 NATEF tasks as listed below.
    1. Diagnose ignition system related problems such as no-starting, hard starting, engine misfire, poor driveability, spark knock, power loss, poor mileage, and emissions concerns on vehicles with electronic ignition (distributorless) systems; determine necessary action. P-1
    2. Diagnose ignition system related problems such as no-starting, hard starting, engine misfire, poor driveability, spark knock, power loss, poor mileage, and emissions concerns on vehicles with distributor ignition (DI) systems; determine necessary action. P-1
    3. Inspect and test ignition primary circuit wiring and solid state components; perform necessary action. P-2
    4. Inspect, test and service distributor. P-3
    5. Inspect and test ignition system secondary circuit wiring and components; perform necessary action. P-2
    6. Inspect and test ignition coil(s); perform necessary action. P-1
    7. Check and adjust ignition system timing and timing advance/retard (where applicable). P-3
    8. Inspect and test ignition system pick-up sensor or triggering devices; perform necessary action. P-1
  2. Diagnose and repair early fuel evaporation (intake manifold temperature) controls. Complete 95% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 50% of Priority 3 NATEF tasks as listed below.
    1. Diagnose emissions and driveability problems resulting from malfunctions in the early fuel evaporation control system; determine necessary action. P-3
    2. Inspect and test components of early fuel evaporation control system; perform necessary action. P-3
  3. Diagnose and repair evaporative emissions controls. Complete 95% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 50% of Priority 3 NATEF tasks as listed below.
    1. Diagnose emissions and driveability problems resulting from malfunctions in the evaporative emissions control system; determine necessary action. P-1
    2. Inspect and test components and hoses of evaporative emissions control system; perform necessary action. P-2
    3. Interpret evaporative emission related diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs); determine necessary action. P-1
  4. Perform engine related service. Complete 95% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 50% of Priority 3 NATEF tasks as listed below.
    1. Remove and replace thermostat. P-2
    2. Inspect and test mechanical/electrical fans, fan clutch, fan shroud/ducting, air dams, and fan control devices; perform necessary action. P-1
  5. Write effectively.
    1. Practice writing essay unit tests, quizzes.
    2. Practice writing service repair orders (concern, cause, correction).
    3. Practice writing daily assignments.
    4. Practice writing weekly feedback to instructor.



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