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Truck Brake Systems DIET 2010

4 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 4.5
Pre-Requisite: None
Co-Requisites: DIET 1000, DIET 1010

This course introduces air and hydraulic brake systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks. Classroom theory on brake systems along Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) is strongly emphasized. Topics include: introduction to hydraulic systems and safety; air brakes air supply and system service; air brakes mechanical service; parking brakes; hydraulic brake system and service; hydraulic brakes mechanical service; hydraulic brakes power assist units; anti lock brake systems (ABS) and automatic traction control (ATC); and wheel bearings.


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