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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, MALAYSIA

VOCATIONAL COLLEGE STANDARD CURRICULUM

COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE NAME : SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

LEVEL : 1 SEMESTER 2

CREDIT UNIT : 2.0

CONTACT HOUR : FACE TO FACE : 4.0 HOURS/WEEK

NON FACE TO FACE :

COURSE TYPE : VOCATIONAL

PREREQUISITE : -

CORE REQUISITE : -

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COURSE OUTCOMES

At the end of the COURSE, students should be able to:-

1. Distinguish front wheel bearings 21. Distinguish vehicle leaf spring assembly
2. Remove front wheel bearings 22. Remove vehicle leaf spring assembly
3. Examine front wheel bearings 23. Examine leaf spring assembly
4. Install front wheel bearings 24. Install vehicle leaf spring assembly
5. Distinguish rear wheel bearings 25. Identify Macpherson strut assembly location
6. Remove rear wheel bearings 26. Remove Macpherson strut assembly
7. Examine rear wheel bearings 27. Dismantle Macpherson strut assembly
8. Install rear wheel bearings 28. Assemble Macpherson strut assembly
9. Distinguish suspension bushes 29.Install Macpherson strut assembly to vehicle
10. Remove suspension bushes 30. Identify suspension ball joint location
11. Examine suspension bushes 31. Remove suspension ball joint assembly
12. Install suspension bushes 32. Check suspension ball joint
13. Distinguish front shock absorber 33. Install suspension ball joint
14. Remove front shock absorber assembly 34. Identify suspension bushes location
15. Examine front shock absorber 35. Remove suspension bushes
16. Install front shock absorber 36. Check suspension bushes
17. Distinguish rear shock absorber 37. Install suspension bushes
18. Remove rear shock absorber assembly 38. Identify suspension control arm location
19. Examine front rear absorber 39. Remove suspension control arm
20. Install rear shock absorber 40. Check suspension control arm
41. Install suspension control arm

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This COURSE covers the vehicle suspension system repair using service manual, hands tools set, special tools, lubricant, grease, workshop
equipment, replacement parts, wheel stopper, safety stands, personal protection equipment and fender cover so that suspension components
location identified, front shock absorber assembly removed, front shock absorber examined, rear shock absorber removed, rear shock absorber
examined, vehicle leaf spring assembly removed, leaf spring assembly examined; front shock absorber, vehicle leaf spring assembly and rear
shock absorber installed; Macpherson strut assembly replacement, suspension ball joint replacement and suspension bushes replacement in
accordance with manufacturer’s service manual and specification.

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME : SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT STANDARD LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. REPLACE FRONT WHEEL 1.1 Distinguish front wheel bearings 1.1.1 Classify the purpose of wheel bearings according to the
BEARINGS manufacturer’s specifications
1.1.2 Define the types and function of front wheel bearings
according to the manufacturer’s specifications
1.1.3 Identify the purpose of wheel bearing oil seal according
to the manufacturer’s specifications
1.1.4 Locate the front wheel bearings of the vehicle according
to manufacturer’s specifications
1.2 Remove front wheel bearings 1.2.1 Describe the procedures of detaching the front wheel
bearings according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
1.2.2 Demonstrate the techniques of detaching the wheel
bearings according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
1.2.3 Detach the front wheel bearings according to the
manufacturer’s specifications
1.3 Examine front wheel bearings 1.3.1 Describe techniques of inspecting front wheel bearings
according to manufactures specification.
1.3.2 Check front wheel bearings condition according to
manufactures specification.

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1.4 Install front wheel bearings 1.4.1 Describe the procedures of fixing the front wheel
bearings according to the manufacturer’s specifications
1.4.2 Explain the types of wheel bearing grease according to
the manufacturer’s specifications.
1.4.3 Demonstrate the techniques of packing the wheel
bearing grease according to the manufacturer’s
specifications.
1.4.4 Utilize the techniques of adjusting wheel bearing
according to the manufacturer’s specifications
1.4.5 Pack the wheel bearing grease according to the
manufacturer’s specifications.
1.4.6 Fix the front wheel bearings according to the
manufacturer’s specifications
1.4.7 Fix the wheel bearing oil seal according to the
manufacturer’s specifications
1.4.8 Adjust the front wheel bearing free play according to the
manufacturer’s specifications

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME : SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT STANDARD LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

2. REPLACE REAR WHEEL 2.1 Distinguish rear wheel bearings 2.1.1 Describe the types of rear wheel bearings according to
BEARINGS the manufacturer’s specifications
2.1.2 Explain the function of rear wheel bearings according
to the manufacturer’s specifications
2.1.3 Explain the constructions of the rear wheel bearings
according to manufacturer’s specifications
2.1.4 Explain the operation of the rear wheel bearings
according to manufacturer’s specifications
2.1.5 Describe the purpose of wheel bearings according to
the manufacturer’s specifications
2.1.6 Describe the purpose of wheel bearing oil seal
according to the manufacturer’s specifications
2.1.7 Locate the rear wheel bearings according to the
manufacturer’s specifications

2.2 Remove rear wheel bearings 2.2.1 Explain the procedures of detaching the rear wheel
bearings according to the manufacturer’s specifications
2.2.2 Describe the techniques of detaching the rear wheel
bearing according to the manufacturer’s specifications
2.2.3 Detach the rear wheel bearings according to the

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2.3 Examine rear wheel bearings manufacturer’s specifications
2.3.1 Describe the procedures of inspecting the rear wheel
bearings according to manufacturer’s specifications
2.3.2 Check the rear wheel bearings condition according to
the manufacturer’s specifications
2.4 Install rear wheel bearings
2.4.1 Determine the characteristics of wheel bearing greases
according to the manufacturer’s specifications
2.4.2 Describe the procedures of packing grease into
bearings according to the manufacturer’s specifications
2.4.3 Describe the procedures of fixing rear wheel bearings
according to the manufacturer’s specifications
2.4.4 Describe adjustment of rear wheel bearings free play
according to manufacturer’s specifications
2.4.5 Apply the techniques of packing grease into bearings
according to the manufacturer’s specifications
2.4.6 Fix the rear wheel bearings according to the
manufacturer’s specifications
2.4.7 Fix the rear wheel bearing oil seal according to the
manufacturer’s specifications
2.4.8 Adjust the rear wheel bearing according to the
manufacturer’s specifications

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE : SUSPENSION SYSTEM


NAME

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT STANDARD LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

3. REPLACE VEHICLE 3.1 Distinguish suspension bushes 3.1.1 Determine the purpose of suspension bushes according
SUSPENSION BUSHES to the manufacturer’s specifications
3.1.2 Explain the types of suspension bushes according to
the manufacturer’s specifications
3.1.3 Explain the functions of suspension bushes according
to the manufacturer’s specifications
3.1.4 Interpret the constructions and operations of
suspension bushes according to the manufacturer’s
specifications
3.1.5 Locate the suspension bushes according to
manufacturer’s specifications

3.2 Remove suspension bushes 3.2.1 Explain the procedures of detaching suspension bushes
according to the manufactures specifications
3.2.2 Detach the suspension bushes according to
manufacturer’s specifications

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3.3 Examine suspension bushes 3.3.1 Interpret the procedures of inspecting suspension
bushes according to manufacturer’s specifications
3.3.2 Check the condition of suspension bushes according to
manufacturer’s specifications

3.4.1 Interpret the procedures of fixing suspension bushes


3.4 Install suspension bushes
according to the manufacturer’s specifications
3.4.2 Fix the suspension bushes according to the
manufacturer’s specifications

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE : SUSPENSION SYSTEM


NAME

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT STANDARD LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

4. REPLACE FRONT SHOCK 4.1 Distinguish front shock absorber 4.1.1 Describe the purpose of front shock absorber and bump
ABSORBERS stopper according to the suspension manufacturer’s
specifications
4.1.2 Describe the types of front shock absorber and bump
stopper according to the manufacturer’s specifications
4.1.3 Explain the functions of front shock absorber and bump
stopper according to the manufacturer’s specifications
4.1.4 Explain the constructions of front shock absorber and
bump stopper according to the manufacturer’s
specifications
4.1.5 Explain the operations of front shock absorber and
bump stopper according to the manufacturer’s
specifications
4.1.6 Describe the types of suspension coil spring according
to the manufacturer’s specifications
4.1.7 Explain the function of suspension coil spring according

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to the manufacturer’s specifications
4.2 Remove front shock absorber 4.1.8 Locate components of front shock absorber and bump
assembly stopper according to the vehicle manual specifications

4.2.1 Describe the procedures of detaching front shock


absorber, coil spring, and bump stopper according to
the manufactures specifications
4.2.2 Describe the procedures of inspecting front shock
absorbers, coil springs, and bump stoppers according
manufacturer’s specifications
4.2.3 Detach the front shock absorbers according to the
vehicle specifications
4.2.4 Detach the shock absorber coil springs according to the
vehicle specifications
4.2.5 Detach the shock absorber bump stoppers according to
the vehicle specifications

4.3 Examine front shock absorber 4.3.1 Describe the procedures of inspecting front shock
absorbers according to the manufacturer’s
specifications
4.3.2 Describe the procedures of inspecting front shock
absorber bump stopper according to the manufacturer’s
specifications
4.3.3 Check the front shock absorber condition according to
the manufacturer’s specifications
4.3.4 Check the front shock absorber bump stopper condition
according to the manufacturer’s specifications

4.4 Install front shock absorber 4.4.1 Determine the procedures of assembling front shock
absorber, coil spring, and bump stopper according to
manufacturer’s specifications
4.4.2 Determine the procedures of fixing front shock absorber
according to the manufacturer’s specifications
4.4.3 Fix the front shock absorber according to the
manufacturer’s specifications

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE : SUSPENSION SYSTEM


NAME

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT STANDARD LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

5. REPLACE REAR SHOCK 5.1 Distinguish rear shock absorber 5.1.1 Describe the rear shock absorber and bump stopper in
ASBORBERS accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications
5.1.2 Explain the types of rear shock absorber and bump
stopper in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specifications
5.1.3 Explain the functions of rear shock absorber and bump
stopper in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specifications
5.1.4 Explain the construction of rear shock absorber and
bump stopper in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specifications.
5.1.5 Explain the operation of rear shock absorber and bump
stopper in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specifications.
5.1.6 Locate the components of rear shock absorber and
bump stopper in accordance with the manufacturer’s

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specifications

5.2 Remove rear shock absorber 5.2.1 Explain the procedures of detaching rear shock
assembly absorber in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specification.
5.2.2 Detach the front shock absorbers in accordance with
the manufacturer’s specifications

5.3 Examine front rear absorber 5.3.1 Describe the procedures of inspecting rear shock
absorbers in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specifications
5.3.2 Check the front shock absorber condition in accordance
with the manufacturer’s specifications

5.4 Install rear shock absorber 5.4.1 Describe the procedures of fixing shock absorber in
accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
5.4.2 Fix the front shock absorber in accordance with the
manufacturer’s specifications.

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE : SUSPENSION SYSTEM


NAME

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT STANDARD LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

6. REPLACE VEHICLE LEAF 6.1 Distinguish vehicle leaf spring 6.1.1 Describe the purpose of leaf spring in accordance with
SPRING ASSEMBLY assembly the manufacturer’s specifications
6.1.2 Describe the types of leaf spring in accordance with the
manufacturer’s specifications
6.1.3 Explain the functions of leaf spring in accordance with
the manufacturer’s specifications
6.1.4 Explain the constructions of leaf spring in accordance
with the manufacturer’s specifications
6.1.5 Explain the operations of leaf spring in accordance with
the manufacturer’s specifications
6.1.6 Locate the vehicle leaf spring in accordance with the
manufacturer’s specifications

6.2 Remove vehicle leaf spring 6.2.1 Explain the function of leaf spring bush spring in
assembly accordance with the manufacturer’s specification
6.2.2 Describe the procedures of detaching leaf spring
assembly spring in accordance with the manufacturer’s

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specifications

6.2.3 Describe the procedures of detaching leaf spring


bushes spring in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specifications
6.2.4 Detach the leaf spring assembly spring in accordance
with the manufacturer’s specifications
6.2.5 Detach the leaf spring bushes spring in accordance with
the manufacturer’s specifications

6.3 Examine leaf spring assembly 6.3.1 Describe the procedures of checking leaf spring in
accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications
6.3.2 Describe the procedures of checking leaf spring bushes
spring in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specifications
6.3.3 Check the condition of leaf spring in accordance with
the manufacturer’s specifications.
6.3.4 Check the condition of leaf spring bushes spring in
accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications

6.4 Install vehicle leaf spring assembly 6.4.1 Describe the procedures of assembling leaf spring in
accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications
6.4.2 Describe the procedures of fixing leaf spring bushes in
accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications
6.4.3 Describe the procedures of fixing leaf spring assembly
in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications
6.4.4 Assemble the leaf spring in accordance with the
manufacturer’s specifications
6.4.5 Fix the leaf spring bushes in accordance with the
manufacturer’s specifications
6.4.6 Fix the leaf spring assembly in accordance with the
manufacturer’s specifications

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARD

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME : SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT STANDARD LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

7.1 Identify Macpherson strut assembly


7. CARRY OUT 7.1.1. Describe type of Macpherson strut assembly in accordance with
location
manufacturer’s service manual
MACPHERSON
7.1.2. Explain the purpose of Macpherson strut assembly in accordance
STRUT ASSEMBLY with manufacturer’s service manual
7.1.3. Describe construction of Macpherson strut assembly in accordance
REPLACEMENT
with manufacturer’s service manual
7.1.4. Locate Macpherson strut assembly in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
7.2 Remove Macpherson strut assembly
7.2.1. Detach insulator flange nuts in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual
7.2.2. Detach steering knuckle from strut assembly in accordance
with manufacturer’s service manual
7.2.3. Detach Macpherson strut assembly in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
7.2.4. Detach steering knuckle detaching procedure accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
7.2.5. Detach Macpherson strut assembly in accordance with

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manufacturer’s service manual

7.3 Dismantle Macpherson strut 7.3.1. Describe Macpherson strut assembly components parts in
assembly accordance with workshop service manual
7.3.2. Compress coil spring in accordance with workshop service manual
7.3.3. Detach insulator assembly, upper spring seat, front spring pad,
rubber bump, dust cover and spring, from strut in accordance with
workshop service manual

7.4 Assemble Macpherson strut 7.4.1 Fix Macpherson strut component parts in accordance with
assembly manufacturer’s service manual
7.4.2 Fit the insulator assembly, spring accordance with
workshop service manual
7.4.3 Tighten Flange nut with tightening torque in accordance with
workshop manual service tightening specifications.
7.4.4 Fit insulator assembly and spring. in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual
7.4.5 Secure Flange nut in accordance with manufacturer’s service
manual

7.5 Install Macpherson strut assembly to 7.5.1 Fix Macpherson strut assembly in accordance with workshop service
vehicle manual
7.5.2 Tighten stabiliser link in accordance with workshop manual service
tightening specifications.
7.5.3 Fix steering knuckle in accordance with manufacturer’s service
manual

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARD

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME : SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA


STANDARD

8.1 Identify suspension ball joint location 8.1.1. Describe types of suspension ball joint in accordance with
8 CARRY OUT
manufacturer’s service manual
SUSPENSION 8.1.2. Explain the purpose of suspension system in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
BALL JOINT
8.1.3. Detach lower arm in accordance with workshop service manual
REPLACEMENT 8.1.4. Locate suspension ball joint in accordance with workshop service
manual
8.1.5. Describe the construction of suspension system in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
8.1.6. Locate the suspension ball joint in accordance with workshop
service manual

8.2 Remove suspension ball joint 8.2.1. Detach suspension ball joint in accordance with manufacturer’s
assembly service manual
8.2.2. Describe types of suspension ball joint in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
8.2.3. Detach lower arm in accordance with workshop service manual
8.2.4. Lower arm detaching procedure in accordance with workshop
service manual

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8.2.5. Detach suspension ball joint in accordance with workshop service
Manual

8.3 Check suspension ball joint 8.3.1. Explain the function of suspension ball joint in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
8.3.2. Test the condition of suspension ball joint in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
8.3.3. Determine the suspension’s ball joint condition in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual

8.4 Install suspension ball joint 8.4.1. Attach suspension ball joint in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual
8.4.2. Secure suspension ball joint in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARD

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE : SUSPENSION SYSTEM


NAME

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT
LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
STANDARD

9.1 Identify suspension bushes location


9 CARRY OUT 9.1.1 Describe type of suspension bushes in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
SUSPENSION
9.1.2 Explain the purpose of suspension bushes in accordance with
BUSHES manufacturer’s service manual
9.1.3 Locate suspension bushes in accordance with workshop
REPLACEMENT
service manual
9.2 Remove suspension bushes
9.2.1 Detach suspension components in accordance with workshop
service manual
9.2.2 Detach suspension bushes in accordance with workshop
service manual
9.3 Check suspension bushes
9.3.1 Describe suspension bushes testing procedure in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
9.3.2 Determine condition of suspension bushes in accordance with
workshop service manual

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9.4 Install suspension bushes
9.4.1 Fix suspension bushes in accordance with manufacturer’s service
manual
9.4.2 Secure suspension bushes in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual
9.4.3 Fix suspension components in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual
9.4.4 Attach suspension bushes in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARD

PROGRAM : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME : SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CODE NAME : MTA 2042

CONTENT
LEARNING STANDARD PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
STANDARD

10.1 Identify suspension control arm 10.1.1 Explain the purpose of control arm in accordance with
10 CARRY OUT
location manufacturer’s service manual
CONTROL ARM
10.1.2 Describe the construction of the control arm in accordance with
REPLACEMENT
workshop service manual
10.1.3 Locate front / rear control arm in accordance with workshop
service manual

10.2 Remove suspension control arm 10.2.1 Describe control arm attachment parts in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
10.2.2 Detach control arm attachment parts in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
10.2.3 Detach control arm from vehicle in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual

10.3 Check suspension control arm 10.3.1 Describe function of suspension control arm in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual
10.3.2 Describe suspension control arm testing procedure in accordance

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with manufacturer’s service manual
10.3.3 Determine condition of suspension control arm in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual

10.4 Install suspension control arm 10.4.1 Attach suspension control arm in accordance with manufacturer’s
service manual
10.4.2 Secure suspension control arm bolts and nuts in accordance with
manufacturer’s service manual

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