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Suspension Systems
STE02v

Course format: Virtual instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Pricing
Platinum: $114.00
Gold Class: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

  • Identify and understand front suspension design
  • Identify and understand rear suspension design
  • Describe repair issues for front and rear suspensions
  • Understand ride dampeners, their inspection procedures, and replacement considerations

Module 1 – Basic Front Suspension Designs
This module identifies several front suspension designs, including MacPherson Strut, SLA, Solid Axle, Double Wishbone, Multi-Link, and Twin I-Beam. Specific parts of these designs, as well as inspection procedures and repair issues are covered in this module. Activities, HD-quality videos, and group evaluation of different damage situations will aid in learning.

Module 2 – Rear Suspensions
The second module explains different types of rear suspensions and their uses, such as solid axles, trailing arm, rear SLA, and independent suspensions, with detailed imagery of each type.

Module 3 – Ride Dampeners
The course concludes with the instructor guiding the class through information on shock absorbers and different types of springs, as well as inspection and replacement considerations.