ASE G1 Maintenance & Lt. Repair Practice Test

6. The engine of a vehicle will start, but is slow cranking. Technician A says there may be resistance in the starter circuit. Technician B says to perform a voltage drop test to test for excessive resistance in the starter circuit. Who is correct?

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

6.

Answer A is wrong. Resistance in the starter circuit will result in a slow cranking engine. The technician should inspect and test the battery before the starter circuit.

Answer B is wrong. Perform a voltage drop test to find excessive resistance in a circuit.

Answer C is correct. Both technicians are correct, but the battery should be tested and ruled out before testing the starter circuit.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct.

7. All of the following statements are true about jounce bumpers and bump stops EXCEPT.

  • A. They protect the vehicle from sudden impacts.
  • B. They protect the vehicle while carrying heavy loads.
  • C. They are made of hard rubber and foam.
  • D. Only A and B are correct.

7.

Answer A is wrong. Jounce bumpers and bump stops absorb the sudden impact that occurs when a vehicle bottoms out.

Answer B is wrong. Two symptoms of missing and worn bump stops include noise and vibration. They’re caused by the metal to metal contact while carrying a load or hitting bumps and potholes in the road.

Answer C is wrong. They’re hard foam and rubber parts that perform the same function but come in different shapes and sizes.

Answer D is correct. This is an EXCEPT type question. Answer D is correct because all of the answers above are correct, not just A and B. View a picture of a jounce bumper by clicking the Read more… button below.

8. A technician is unable to balance a tire on a vehicle that vibrates at speeds above 35 mph. Technician A says to continue adding weights around the rim up to 10 ounces. Technician B says to dismount the tire from the rim and inspect the inside for liquid or debris. Who is correct?

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

8.

Answer A is wrong. The tire most likely has liquid or something inside. Each time the technician spins the tire, the liquid settles in a different place and a weight must be added to a different location on the rim. The technician should not just keep adding weights up to 10 ounces.

Answer B is correct. If liquid is suspected inside of a wheel, dismount the tire and inspect inside. TPMS sensors can become clogged from liquid flat repair and malfunction, resulting in a TPMS warning light.

Answer C is wrong. Technician B is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician B is correct.

9. 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

9.

Answer A is wrong. Loose tie rods cause a clunking or popping sound when the wheel is turned.

Answer B is wrong. The vehicle will wander, requiring constant 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.

10. Engine mounts were recently replaced on a front wheel drive vehicle with independent suspension. The vehicle now has a steady pull to the left at all speeds. Technician A says this is caused by loose motor mounts. Technician B says this is caused by a misaligned engine cradle. Who is correct?

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

10.

Answer A is wrong. Loose or worn motor mounts result in excessive vibrations from the engine.

Answer B is correct. A misaligned engine cradle will affect alignment angles resulting in pull.

Answer C is wrong. Technician B is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician B is correct.