ASE A4 Steering and Suspension Practice Test

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46. Technician A says the vehicle in the chart above is within specifications. Technician B says the vehicle's front toe is out of specifications. Tire wear will result from this condition. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B
alignment chart 2

46.

Answer A is correct. Technician A is correct, the vehicle in the chart is within specifications. Notice the different methods of displaying the vehicle's alignment angles.

Answer B is wrong. The toe is within specifications. An alignment technician will try to achieve the preferred angle of -1/4” and adjust the front toe accordingly.

Answer C is wrong. Technician A is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician A is correct.

47. There is a growling sound on the RF of a passenger car that changes pitch on different road surfaces. Which of the following is MOST likely causing this condition?

  • A. Cupped tires.
  • B. Bad wheel bearing.
  • C. Excessive positive caster.
  • D. Excessive negative caster.

47.

Answer A is correct. A cupped or scalloped tire changes pitch from one surface to another. This is true with all tires, but much more pronounced with a cupped or scalloped tire.

Answer B is wrong. A worn wheel bearing will also cause a growling sound in operation. There is a difference. A worn wheel bearing does not contact the road so it doesn’t change pitch on different road surfaces. It makes a growling or whining noise that increases with speed and while turning.

Answer C is wrong. Answer A is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Answer A is correct.

48. The steering wheel grabs and binds only at certain points along the steering wheel’s rotation. Technician A says the steering shaft universal joint is binding and should be inspected for wear. Technician B says the intermediate shaft may need to be replaced. Which technician is correct?

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

48.

Answer A is wrong. Both technicians are correct. Due to its design, the steering shaft coupling can bind, often at certain points during a steering wheel’s rotation.

Answer B is wrong. Intermediate shafts also contain universal couplings.

Answer C is correct. Both Technicians are correct.

Answer D is wrong. Both Technicians are correct.

49. There’s a squeak in the steering column when the steering wheel is turned in either direction. All of the following components will result in a noisy steering column EXCEPT.

  • A. Steering coupling
  • B. Clockspring
  • C. Steering column bearings
  • D. Horn switch

49.

Answer A is wrong. The universal steering coupling connects the stub of the steering column to the steering gear. They become loose or bind resulting in excessive noise

Answer B is wrong. The clockspring provides a connection between the steering column the SRS air bag and the wheel’s accessories.

Answer C is wrong. Steering column bearings cause a growl or squeak when worn. There’s a bearing located at the top and bottom of the steering shaft.

Answer D is correct. The horn switch is stationary when the wheel is turned. It’s located in the steering wheel. A faulty horn switch likely has burned contacts and will hamper operation of the horn but would not make noise when the wheel is turned.

50. Two technicians are discussing tie rod ends. Technician A says to loose tie rods result in vehicle wander. Technician B says to rock the tire back and forth at the three and nine o’clock positions to check for tie rod looseness. Who is correct?

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

50.

Answer A is wrong. Both technicians are correct. Loose tie rods result in vehicle wander and excessive tire wear.

Answer B is wrong. Place your hands at the three and nine o'clock positions and rock the tire left then right to check for tie rod looseness.

Answer C is correct. Both technicians are correct.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct.

ASE A4 Steering and Suspension Quiz
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