AUTO2506 Principles of Torque Transfer

Course Description

How engine torque is transferred to the wheels is the focus of this comprehensive drive train course. Students will learn the theory of torque multiplication and division, applying it to all automotive and light truck applications. Operation, diagnosis and repair of manual transmissions and transaxles, transfer cases, differentials, propeller shafts and front driving axles will be the main topic. This course includes All Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive applications. All aspects of driveline repair on automotive and light truck applications will be practiced, with the exception of automatic transmission and transaxle overhaul.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Implement safety procedures in accordance with automotive repair industry standards.
  • Apply basic principles of torque multiplication and division using gears to the operation and design of manual transmission/transaxles, transfer cases and differentials.
  • Analyze mechanical and electrical synchronization of two or more components and transfer of torque through constant or variable velocity conveyors.
  • Diagnose and repair driveline component failures in automotive and light truck applications, including locking hubs and AWD/4WD electronic control systems using processes, tools and equipment consistent with our industry while working at the performance level of an entry level technician.
  • Perform driveline maintenance procedures on automotive and light truck applications.
  • Remove, rebuild and replace a manual transmission/transaxle and transfer case. Overhaul a differential.
  • Practice pollution prevention procedures involving storage, disposal or recycling of fluids and parts.


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

7 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 5 lab, 0 other