Intermediate Alignment (Level II) Course Description (Canadian course)
This two-day course is designed to enhance the qualified alignment technician's knowledge base on the latest alignment technology. Topics covered include a more in-depth study of the alignment angles and angle diagnostics procedures that identify hidden component problems. Class discussions will place emphasis on secondary measurements, (set back, SAI and included angle interpretation) along with OEM and aftermarket vehicle adjustment procedures found on today's passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs. Part of the course will also provide an overview of the proper usage of Hunter "Power Tools".
Course consists of a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on shop training.
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe in-depth principles of camber, caster, toe and thrust angle.
- Describe the basic principles related to frame angle, scrub radius
- Describe the influence of ride height alteration and wheel offset.
- Describe the influence of Set Back and SAI differences related to vehicle handling issues
- Describe the influence of "stability" and "collision avoidance" systems on alignment procedures as they pertain to Thrust Line.
- Perform a four-wheel alignment using the OEM and aftermarket adjustment methods found on today's vehicles using control arms and strut suspension systems, include Twin I-Beam suspensions.
- Identify potential alignment related problems from equipment printouts using Hunter equipment.
- Discuss and formulate solutions when tasked with aligning "altered suspension height" vehicles.
- Be able to modify or create and save "specialized" alignment specifications using Hunter equipment.
- Discuss, and utilize the 13+ "Power Tools" embedded in Patented Hunter aligner software
A minimum of one year, "hands on" alignment experience (Preferably using Hunter equipment) or the successful completion of the Hunter Alignment Fundamentals (Level I) course and 3 months practical alignment work.
Experienced Automotive Service Technicians
$500.00 per student
Two-days (16 hours), unless otherwise specified.