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Anti-Lock Brakes and Traction Control Systems

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 6 hours
Estimated Duration: 8 hours
Gold Class: $228.00
Platinum: $228.00
Standard: $276.00

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Electrical Circuits and DVOM Usage (ELE01)
  • Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair of Common Electrical Loads (ELE02)
  • Fault Code Retrieval, Diagnosis, and Testing Electronic Systems (ELE03)

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

  • Understand anti-lock brake system operation
  • Describe anti-lock brake system parts
  • Analyze damage to anti-lock brake systems and understand repair procedures
  • Identify skid control systems and parts

Module 1 - Vehicle Information and Construction Students will begin the course by learning about several current Ford model vehicles and their differences. An explanation of service and parts information will be given, including collision repair position statements. Students will also learn about different construction materials, their features, and repair considerations. These materials include the widespread use of high-strength steels, as well as aluminum and magnesium parts. Students will also learn to identify the types of plastics found in the Ford and Lincoln line-up.

Module 2 – Body Repairs and Considerations The course continues with an examination of different joining methods used on Ford and Lincoln vehicles, including the use of fasteners, adhesives, and welds. Information on repair considerations for these methods, as well as considerations for specific vehicle parts will be provided in this module. Considerations around properly preparing parts for corrosion protection coatings and refinishing procedures will also be covered in the second module.

Module 3– Electrical/Mechanical Considerations The final module concludes with information on electrical and mechanical systems considerations that are specific to Ford vehicles. Students will gain information on Ford’s Auto-Start-Stop System, Blind Spot Information System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and other assist systems. In addition, information on Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) and considerations around repair, disabling/enabling, and calibrating will be given. The student will also gain information on hybrid and diesel fuel vehicles.

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