AUTO1512 Engine Repair Theory

Course Description

This introductory course covers the principle operation and diagnostic procedures of internal combustion engine mechanical components, including construction, parts identification, engine disassembly and re-assembly procedures as well as turbo, super charger and diesel engine construction and operation. Maintenance schedules and procedures for oil, coolant, water pump, timing belt and serpentine belt will be covered. Students will have real world shop experience by writing electronically formatted repair orders, verifying customer concerns, diagnosing the failure/cause, and understanding how to perform the correction.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the procedures on how to remove and install an engine in front or rear wheel drive vehicles.
  • Identify engine components, construction and application
  • Know to assemble an engine including the importance of cleaning gasket material from mating surfaces using correct tools and techniques.
  • Identify abnormal wear, by inspecting and measuring parts; determine the cause and what the preventive action could have been.
  • Interpret customer concerns and verify complaint to determine probable diagnoses of failures.
  • Complete a detailed estimate of failed components, gaskets and fluids needed to complete a repair.
  • Develop a plan of action to remove, repair, or replace worn engine components.
  • Know the importance of following manufacturer installation, torque and sequence specifications on bolts and fasteners, and where to find those specifications.
  • Know the importance of confirming the repair was done correctly and the customers concern was corrected by the repair.


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

2 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other