Electrical/Electronics and Emissions
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This course begins with an introduction to the operation of microprocessors and how they play an important role in modern automotive control systems. Supplemental restraint systems will be introduced along with the safety precautions that should be taken when servicing and diagnosing them. Distributorless ignition system principles of operation and diagnostic testing strategies will be reviewed and practiced. The role of computers in charging systems will be looked at and proper diagnostic testing will be put into practice. Various power accessories will be discussed, both computer controlled and stand alone. Gasoline fuel injection and emission systems will be reviewed from DAST207 but more emphasis will be put on proper diagnostic strategies with the aid of service manuals, multimeters, labscopes, and scantools. Electronic Diesel Fuel Injection systems will be introduced. Also, hybrid vehicles and their safety systems will also be covered.