ASE A4 Steering Suspension Practice Test

31. Which of the following alignment angles aids in steering wheel return.

  • A. Caster
  • B. SAI
  • C. Thrust
  • D. Both A and B

31.

Answer A is wrong. A positive caster angle provides better stability and steering wheel return after turning.

Answer B is wrong. The steering axis inclination or SAI is a non adjustable angle. The SAI angle also provides better stability and steering wheel return after a turn.

Answer C is wrong. The thrust angle is affected by excessive rear axle movement and toe. This angle will cause an off center steering wheel and dog tracking.

Answer D is correct. Both answers A and B are correct.

32. A front wheel drive vehicle is pulling to the left. Loose engine cradle bolts are noticed during the initial inspection. Technician A says loose engine cradle bolts will cause a vibration, but have no affect on the vehicle's steering system. Technician B says if the engine cradle is not centered before fastening the bolts, the wheel alignment angles will be affected. Who is correct?

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

32.

Answer A is wrong. A misaligned cradle will cause a vehicle to pull. Loose cradle bolts will affect the steering system.

Answer B is correct. Most cradles have alignment holes/pins that assist in cradle alignment.

Answer C is wrong. Technician B is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician B is correct.

33. Two technicians are discussing an electronic air suspension system. Technician A says the suspension switch must be turned off before lifting the vehicle. Technician B says to use soapy water to visually inspect this system for leaks. Who is correct?

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

33.

Answer A is wrong. Both technicians are correct.

Answer B is wrong. Both technicians are correct.

Answer C is correct. Lifting a vehicle without disabling or turning this switch off may cause damage to the air suspension system. Spraying the suspected area with soapy water helps detect any leaks in the system.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct.

34. Loose tie rods are discovered during the initial inspection of a vehicle's steering linkage. Technician A says loose tie rods will cause a clunking or popping noise while turning. Technician B says loose tie rods will result in constant steering correction and vehicle wander. Who is correct?

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

34.

Answer A is wrong. Both of these technicians are correct. Loose tie rods make a clunking or popping sound when the wheel is turned and cause a vehicle to wander.

Answer B is wrong. As the vehicle travels down the road, the steering wheel will require correction from left to right to compensate for the loose steering linkage.

Answer C is correct. Both technicians are correct.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct.

35. Technician A says a directional tire must be kept on the same side of the vehicle during a tire rotation. Technician B says tire inflation pressure is considered cold as long as the vehicle has been driven less than ten miles. Who is correct?

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

35.

Answer A is correct. Directional tires have arrows pointing toward the front of the vehicle and must be installed accordingly. Directional tires can only be rotated front to rear and should not be crossed from side to side.

Answer B is wrong. A tire is considered cold when driven less than three miles.

Answer C is wrong. Technician A is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician A is correct.