ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles

6. A manual transmission jumps out of gear during acceleration. Technician A says loose shift linkage will result in this condition. Technician B says worn motor mounts cause a transmission to slip out of gear while accelerating. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B

6.

Answer A is wrong. Loose or worn internal or external shift linkage, grommets, or a bent cable will cause the vehicle to slip out of gear.

Answer B is wrong. Broken or damaged motor mounts can cause misalignment.

Answer C is correct. Both technicians are correct.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct.

7. Two technicians are discussing a synchronizer assembly in a three speed manual transmission. Technician A says the splines on a synchronizer clutch sleeve should be pointed. Technician B says the teeth on a synchronizer sleeve and ring should be smooth and rounded. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B

7.

Answer A is correct. The splines on the clutch sleeve should be pointed.

Answer B is wrong. The teeth on the synchronizer sleeve and ring should be sharp and pointed.

Answer C is wrong. Technician A is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician A is correct.

8. A vehicle has a vibration while driving forward that increases with vehicle speed. The LEAST likely cause of this condition is:

  • A. Undercoating on the driveshaft.
  • B. Worn U-joints.
  • C. The limited slip clutch.
  • D. An unbalanced tire.

8.

Answer A is wrong. Undercoating on the driveshaft will cause vibration as speed increases.

Answer B is wrong. Worn U-joints will cause vibration as speed increases.

Answer C is correct. Limited slip differential clutches have most of their problems like a shudder or chatter while cornering.

Answer D is wrong. An unbalanced tire would cause a vibration as speed increases.

9. Two technicians are discussing flywheel resurfacing. Technician A says a mark should be placed on the flywheel and the crankshaft before removal. Technician B says if too much surface is removed from the flywheel, damage will occur to the release bearing. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B

9.

Answer A is correct. A mark should be placed on the flywheel/crankshaft before removal.

Answer B is wrong. If too much surface is removed from the flywheel damage would occur to the clutch disc springs.

Answer C is wrong. Technician A is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician A is correct.

10. Two technicians are discussing faulty CV joints. Technician A says on a front wheel drive vehicle, faulty inboard and outboard axle joints can make noise while traveling forward in a straight line. Technician B says an outboard CV joint's noise is more prominent while cornering. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B

10.

Answer A is wrong. They're both correct, a faulty inboard trunion makes a thunking noise while accelerating and decelerating in a straight line.

Answer B is wrong. A faulty outboard CV joint makes a loud clacking sound while going around corners. A faulty CV joint can also make a clicking or winding sound traveling forward.

Answer C is correct. Both technicians are correct.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct.