Steering & Suspension Analysis & Repair
Course No.B503 Duration: 2 Days Prerequisite: B901, PB503/PLB503
Collision repair technicians, estimators and managers actively engaged in the repair and inspection of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.
Steering & Suspension Analysis & Repair is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to analyze and repair suspension related issues after a collision repair. Upon successful completion, attendees will be able to:
Identify and explain crash energy absorbing body and frame features and perform a systematic structural damage diagnosis
Identify steering and suspension geometric angles significant to proper handling and alignment such as: caster, camber, toe, steering axis inclination (SAI) and turning radius, predict which are tire wear and non-wearing angles
Recognize characteristics of steering types such as rack and pinion and recirculating ball, front suspension types like long-arm/short-arm and strut, and predict the effect damage and misalignment has on performance
Demonstrate measuring techniques for analyzing steering and suspension damage and misalignment
Demonstrate measuring techniques for analyzing rear axle: tracking, toe, camber, setback and offset alignment. Determine rear wheel adjustability and perform a pre-alignment inspection
This course is an instructor-led, hands-on program that provides an introduction to Steering & Suspension Analysis & Repair by using numerous animated sequences and simulated exercises. Topics include: Steering and front suspension types, Steering Geometry, Analyzing steering and suspension damage and misalignment, rear suspension and tracking.
Upon completion of this instructor-led, hands-on course, consider the Hybrid, Body Electrical Diagnosis & Repair or Air Conditioning for Collision Repair courses. Also refer to the certification guidelines when planning your next step.