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VOA 746 - Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 1

9 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the diesel mechanic student to learn the basics of preventative maintenance for diesel vehicles. Topics to be covered include how to research vehicle service information and service history; service precautions; use technical service bulletins; an overview of a diesel vehicle; how to inspect fluids; how to find and fix leaks; how to identify causes of no cranking, failure to start, rough operation, misfiring, engine vibration; how to check and record diagnostic codes, trip/operational data, how and when to clear codes; and how to remove, clean , inspect and replace cylinder heads.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to:
1. describe the difference between a diesel and gasoline power engine;
2. demonstrate the ability to perform inspections of vehicle fluids and leaks;
3. identify various engine problems and determine needed action;
4. locate causes of rough operation, misfiring, acceleration problems and determine corrective actions;
5. inspect vehicle emissions system and determine corrective action if needed;
6. demonstrate the ability to read and record diagnostic codes and other operational data;
7. determine when and how to clear diagnostic codes; and
8. demonstrate the ability to remove, clean, inspect and replace if necessary cylinder heads.

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