Knowledge of Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components


Unit Reference Number:     A/601/3732

Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria
1Understand how light vehicle steering and suspension systems operate1.1Identify light vehicle steering and suspension system components
1.2Describe the construction and operation of light vehicle steering and suspension systems
1.3Compare key light vehicle steering and suspension system components and assemblies against alternatives to identify differences in construction and operation
1.4Identify the key engineering principles that are related to light vehicle steering and suspension systems

a. steering angles
b. hydraulic forces
c. stress and strain

1.5State common terms used in light vehicle steering and suspension system design
2Understand how light vehicle braking systems operate2.1Identify light vehicle braking system components
2.2Describe the construction and operation of light vehicle braking systems
2.3compare key light vehicle braking system components and assemblies against alternatives to identify differences in construction and operation
2.4Identify the key engineering principles that are related to light vehicle braking systems

a. laws of friction
b. hydraulics
c. pneumatics
d. properties of fluids
e. properties of air
f. braking efficiency

2.5State common terms used in light vehicle braking system design
3Understand how light vehicle wheel and tyres systems operate3.1Identify light vehicle wheel and tyre components
3.2Describe the construction and operation of light vehicle wheels and tyres
3.3Compare key light vehicle wheel and tyre components and assemblies against alternatives to identify differences in construction and operation
3.4Identify the key engineering principles that are related to light vehicle wheel and tyre systems

a. friction
b. un-sprung weight
c. dynamic and static balance

3.5State common terms used in light vehicle wheel and tyre design
4Understand how to check, replace and test light vehicle chassis units and components4.1Describe how to remove and replace chassis units and components
4.2Describe common types of testing methods used to check the operation of chassis units and components and their purpose
4.3Explain how to evaluate the performance of replacement units against vehicle specification
4.4. Identify common faults found in light vehicle chassis units and components