Instructor Resources

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eBook

Automotive Brakes - eBook

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Blueprint

Blueprint For Brakes

The following is a list of all blueprints that are available:

Automotive Service

Found on the first page of the Automotive Service course.

Brakes

Found on the first page of the Automotive Brakes course.

Computer Diagnostics

Found on the first page of the Automotive Computer System Diagnostics course.

Electrical

Found on the first page of the following courses:

  • Batteries, Starting, and Charging
  • Electrical Circuits and Meters I
  • Electrical Circuits and Meters II
  • Electrical Circuits and Meters III

Advanced Electrical

Found on the first page of the following courses:

  • Advanced Electronics I
  • Advanced Electronics II

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Crosswalk

Brakes Crosswalk

Jobsheets

The following jobsheets are listed in order according to the crosswalk. Jobsheets are not listed more than once in the same section, but they may be listed more than once across multiple sections.

A. General Brake Systems Diagnosis

JS1-L2-UII - COMPLETE A WORK ORDER WITH CONCERN, CAUSE, AND CORRECTION

JS2-L2-UII - IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET BRAKE SYSTEM CONCERN

B. Hydraulic System Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L1-UIII - DIAGNOSE BRAKE SYSTEM PRESSURE CONCERNS USING HYDRAULIC PRINCIPLES

JS3-L4-UIII - INSPECT AND ADJUST THE BRAKE PEDAL

JS1-L4-UIII - INSPECT THE MASTER CYLINDER FOR LEAKS

JS2-L4-UIII - REMOVE, BENCH BLEED, AND REINSTALL THE MASTER CYLINDER

JS1-L5-UIII - INSPECT AND REPLACE BRAKE LINES AND HOSES

JS1-L2-UIII - CHECK AND ADJUST THE MASTER CYLINDER FLUID LEVEL

JS1-L6-UIII - DIAGNOSE, ADJUST, AND REPAIR BRAKE VALVES

JS3-L2-UVII - TEST THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT SYSTEM

JS1-L3-UIII - BLEED THE BRAKE SYSTEM

C. Drum Brake Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L2-UIV - DIAGNOSE DRUM BRAKE SYSTEMS

JS1-L3-UIV - DISASSEMBLE AND INSPECT DRUM BRAKES

JS1-L4-UIV - MACHINE BRAKE DRUMS

JS2-L3-UIV - SERVICE WHEEL CYLINDERS

JS3-L3-UIV - REINSTALL DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLIES

D. Disc Brake Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L2-UV - DIAGNOSE DISC BRAKE SYSTEMS

JS1-L3-UV - REMOVE, DISASSEMBLE, AND INSPECT CALIPERS

JS2-L3-UV - REASSEMBLE AND REINSTALL CALIPERS

JS1-L4-UV - DETERMINE ROTOR THICKNESS, PARALLELISM, AND RUNOUT

JS2-L4-UV - REMOVE AND INSTALL BRAKE ROTORS

JS4-L4-UV - MACHINE DISC BRAKE ROTORS ON THE VEHICLE

JS3-L4-UV - MACHINE DISC BRAKE ROTORS OFF THE VEHICLE

JS2-L2-UVII - ADJUST THE INTEGRATED PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM

Supplemental Information for Unit V, Lesson 2

JS2-L2-UV - TESTING BRAKE PAD WEAR INDICATOR SYSTEMS

E. Power Assist Units Diagnosis and Repair

JS3-L4-UIII - INSPECT AND ADJUST THE BRAKE PEDAL

JS1-L2-UVI - TEST THE VACUUM-BOOST POWER BRAKE SYSTEM

JS2-L2-UVI - TEST THE HYDRAULICALLY-ASSISTED POWER BRAKE SYSTEM

F. Miscellaneous (Wheel Bearings, Parking Brakes, Electrical, Etc.) Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L1-UVII - DIAGNOSE WHEEL BEARING NOISE, WHEEL SHIMMY, AND VIBRATIONS

JS2-L1-UVII - INSPECT, REPLACE, AND ADJUST SERVICEABLE WHEEL BEARINGS

JS1-L2-UVII - DIAGNOSE AND SERVICE THE PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM

JS4-L2-UVII - TEST THE BRAKE LIGHTS

JS4-L1-UVII - INSPECT AND REPLACE WHEEL STUDS

JS3-L1-UVII - INSPECT AND REPLACE NONADJUSTABLE OR NONSERVICEABLE WHEEL BEARINGS

JS1-L1-UVIII - INSPECT THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM

JS1-L2-UVIII - PERFORMANCE TEST THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM

JS2-L2-UVIII - DIAGNOSE ANTILOCK BRAKE ELECTRONIC CONTROLS

JS3-L2-UVIII - DEPRESSURIZE THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM

JS4-L2-UVIII - BLEED THE ANTILOCK BRAKE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

JS7-L2-UVIII - SERVICE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM COMPONENTS

JS5-L2-UVIII - DIAGNOSE THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM SPEED SENSORS

JS6-L2-UVIII - DIAGNOSE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM CONCERNS CAUSED BY VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS

JS2-L1-UVIII - IDENTIFY TRACTION CONTROL AND VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Supplemental info for Unit I, Lesson 1

AS2-L1-UI - REGENERATIVE BRAKING

Automotive Brakes

 

Introduction to Brake Systems

Everybody knows that when you press your foot on the brake pedal the vehicle is supposed to stop, but how does the pressure from your foot get to the wheels with enough force to stop a heavy vehicle?

In the following sections, we are going to study the systems and components required to cause brakes to work effectively.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, technicians should understand and be able to apply their knowledge of:

  • Brake functions and components
  • Split hydraulic systems
  • Master cylinder operations
  • Balance control systems
  • Power brake booster systems
  • Disc brake operation
  • Micrometer reading
  • Drum brake operation
  • Brake fluids
  • Brake bleeding operations
  • Brake lines and hoses
  • Wheel bearing service
  • Antilock brakes and traction control systems
  • Basic diagnosis