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Advanced Steering and Suspension Systems Damage Analysis

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

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Steering And Suspension Damage Analysis (DAM06)
  • Basic Electronics Damage Analysis (DAM13e)
  • Suspension Systems (STE02)
  • Rack and Pinion and Parallelogram Steering Systems (STE03)

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

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

Learning Objectives

  • Understand electronically controlled steering and suspension systems and damage analysis considerations
  • Identify parts of computer controlled steering and suspension systems
  • Understand electronically controlled steering system operation
  • Understand electronically controlled suspension system operation
  • Identify tire pressure monitor systems and parts

Course Content

Module 1 - Electronically Controlled Systems
The course opens with an overview of electronically controlled steering and suspension systems, then identifies parts and considerations for damage analysis. As the student begins to learn about repair considerations, he/she will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive problem-solving scenario with the class.

Module 2 - Electronically Controlled Steering
As the student moves through the course, he/she will gain information on electronically controlled steering systems such as hydraulic variable assist steering, electro-hydraulic power steering, electric assist power steering and electric steering. Common damage analysis considerations for each of these systems will also be covered.

Module 3 - Electronically Controlled Suspension
During the third module, the student will engage in a “damage discovery” activity as he/she simulates the estimating process. The course closes with information on types of electronic suspensions and damage analysis considerations. Topics covered include air shock absorber height control systems, air spring height control systems, hydraulic height control systems, computer controlled dampers, computer controlled stabilizer bars and tire pressure monitors.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.