Steering And Suspension-slo

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Vehicle Quizzes & Trivia

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Tech A says that the steering column transfers the linear movement of the steering wheel to the steering knuckle. Tech B says that the steering wheel transmits the driver's steering effort from the steering wheel to the steering box. Who is correct?

Tech A

Tech B

Both Techs A and B

Neither Tech A nor B

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  • 1. 
    Tech A says that the steering column transfers the linear movement of the steering wheel to the steering knuckle. Tech B says that the steering wheel transmits the driver's steering effort from the steering wheel to the steering box. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 2. 
    There are two main types of steering systems used on vehicles today. They include: 
    • A. 

      Rack and pinion and parallelogram.

    • B. 

      Parallelogram and linkage.

    • C. 

      Rack pinion and linkage.

    • D. 

      Linkage and tie rod.

  • 3. 
    The _______________ connect(s) the wheels to the suspension and steering system.
    • A. 

      Pitman arm

    • B. 

      Inner tie rods

    • C. 

      Steering knuckle

    • D. 

      Idler arm

  • 4. 
    The ______________ is a tooth gear that meshes with the rack.
    • A. 

      Side gear

    • B. 

      Front gear

    • C. 

      Ring gear

    • D. 

      Pinion gear

  • 5. 
    The ______________ protect(s) the inner joints from dirt and contaminants.
    • A. 

      Inner tie rod ends

    • B. 

      Ball joints

    • C. 

      Rubber bellows

    • D. 

      Control arm

  • 6. 
    The _____________ transfer(s) movement from the steering box to the center link.
    • A. 

      Inner tie rods

    • B. 

      Pitman arm

    • C. 

      Ball joints

    • D. 

      Control arm

  • 7. 
    The _______________ is used to measure the run-out or movement on different parts of the steering system, such as play in tie rod ends.
    • A. 

      Power steering analyzer

    • B. 

      Dial indicator

    • C. 

      Digital volt-ohmmeter

    • D. 

      Circuit tester

  • 8. 
    The _____________ power steering pump also applies assist to hydraulic brakes on some vehicles.
    • A. 

      Fully electric

    • B. 

      Electric powered

    • C. 

      Hydraulic

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The ___________________ keeps constant electrical contact with the air bag as the steering wheel is turned from lock to lock
    • A. 

      Rotary spring

    • B. 

      Coil spring

    • C. 

      Leaf spring

    • D. 

      Clock spring

  • 10. 
    A tie rod on each side of the vehicle connects each ______________ to the center link.
    • A. 

      Control arm

    • B. 

      Wheel assembly

    • C. 

      Idler arm

    • D. 

      Pitman arm

  • 11. 
    Unsprung mass is all these EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Wheels.

    • B. 

      Axles.

    • C. 

      Frame.

    • D. 

      Outboard brake assemblies.

  • 12. 
    Tech A says a shock absorber dampens spring oscillation. Tech B says there is oil in the shock that heats up as it absorbs the energy of the motion. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 13. 
    Tech A says all ball joints are loaded. Tech B says on a short/long-arm suspension system, the upper ball joint is normally a follower ball joint. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 14. 
    What type of spring is mounted on a strut suspension system?
    • A. 

      Leaf spring

    • B. 

      Coil spring

    • C. 

      Torsion bar

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Camber is the:
    • A. 

      Axes between the upper and lower pivots on the control arm.

    • B. 

      Side-to-side vertical tilt of the wheel.

    • C. 

      Axis around which the wheel assembly swivels as it turns.

    • D. 

      angle the steering arms make with the steering axis projected toward the center of the rear axle.

  • 16. 
    Positive caster is:
    • A. 

      Forward tilt of the steering axes.

    • B. 

      Backward tilt of the steering axes.

    • C. 

      Outward tilt of the wheel.

    • D. 

      Inward tilt of the wheel.

  • 17. 
    Toe is the:
    • A. 

      Wheel tilted out at the top.

    • B. 

      Wheel tilted in at the top.

    • C. 

      The angle of the tires relative to each other when viewed from above.

    • D. 

      Line through the center of the car.

  • 18. 
    The scrub radius is: 
    • A. 

      What the tire does when turning in a circle.

    • B. 

      The distance between two imaginary points on the road surface between the camber line and the steering axis inclination (SAI) centerline.

    • C. 

      The scuff marks made by car tires.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      When the steering wheel automatically returns to center.

    • B. 

      Where the inside wheels are able to turn at a different radius than the outside wheels.

    • C. 

      The offset of the front wheels.

    • D. 

      The difference in the ride height from front to rear.

  • 20. 
    Tech A says you can adjust camber with shims. Tech B says you can adjust caster with shims. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 21. 
    Vehicle wander may be caused by what?
    • A. 

      Worn joints and bushings

    • B. 

      Looseness in steering and suspension components

    • C. 

      Caster angle is off

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 22. 
    Ride height may only be checked if the vehicle has: 
    • A. 

      Matching tires.

    • B. 

      Properly inflated tires.

    • C. 

      No additional weight in the vehicle.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 23. 
    When checking for a bad shock absorber, you should look for:
    • A. 

      A slight oil film on the shock.

    • B. 

      Excessive oil.

    • C. 

      Worn-out bushings.

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 24. 
    When doing an alignment, the adjustments need to be made in which specific order?
    • A. 

      Front toe, rear toe, front camber, rear camber, front caster, rear caster

    • B. 

      Rear caster, rear camber, rear toe, front caster, front camber, front toe

    • C. 

      Rear camber, rear toe, front caster, front toe, front camber, rear caster

    • D. 

      Front caster, rear caster, front toe, rear toe, rear camber, front camber

  • 25. 
    During cornering, centrifugal force acts on a vehicle to produce:
    • A. 

      Under-steer.

    • B. 

      Side force.

    • C. 

      Over-steer.

    • D. 

      Slip angle.

  • 26. 
    True or False. Over inflation of a tire causes excessive wear on the outer edges of the tread.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    True or False. When checking air pressure, always refer to the tire sidewall, because this is the most accurate air pressure reading.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    True or False. When a radial tire bulges on the sidewall, this means that the tire is underinflated all the time. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Technician A says that paying attention to tires and wheels can also assist in identifying problems in the steering system. Technician B says that paying attention to tires and wheels can also assist in identifying problems in the suspension system. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 30. 
    The _________ seat is the edge of the rim that creates a seal between the tire bead and the wheel.
    • A. 

      Rim

    • B. 

      Bead

    • C. 

      Wheel

    • D. 

      Disc

  • 31. 
    The tire must be an exact fit on the rim to:
    • A. 

      Ensure the tire and rim will seal the air in a tubeless tire.

    • B. 

      Transfer forces between the tire and wheel without slipping or chafing.

    • C. 

      Prevent the tire from turning on the rim.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 32. 
    There are three different wheel offsets: zero offset, positive offset, and negative offset. Technician A says that negative offset places the hub mounting closer to the brake side of the wheel. Technician B says that negative offset is farther away from the brake side of the wheel. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 33. 
    Technician A says that all lug nuts must be torqued. Technician B says that all lug nuts must be properly sequenced. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 34. 
    The principle that allows your car to stop is: 
    • A. 

      Rubber in the tires

    • B. 

      Friction.

    • C. 

      Centrifugal force.

    • D. 

      Ply rating.

  • 35. 
    A green valve stem cap on newer tires means that the tires are: 
    • A. 

      Green design.

    • B. 

      Filled with nitrogen.

    • C. 

      Filled with helium.

    • D. 

      Filled with hydrogen.

  • 36. 
    The aspect ratio of a tire is:
    • A. 

      The width of a tire.

    • B. 

      The rim diameter.

    • C. 

      How much air to inflate the tire to.

    • D. 

      Ratio of height to width.

  • 37. 
    Technician A says some tire pressure monitoring systems have a sensor mounted in each wheel rim. Technician B says some tire pressure monitoring systems use the wheel speed sensors in the ABS system to detect tire pressure. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 38. 
    Technician A says that tires need to be checked when cold. Technician B says that tires need to be checked before they are driven less than 1 mile. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 39. 
    Tires can be balanced by the __________ method.
    • A. 

      Static

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Road force

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 40. 
    What could cause air bubbles in the power steering fluid?
    • A. 

      A. Checking the fluid before it reached operating temperature

    • B. 

      B. Overheated fluid

    • C. 

      C. Engine idling too fast

    • D. 

      D. Low fluid level

  • 41. 
    During a routine steering inspection on a rack and pinion system, the tech finds that a bellows boot is cracked.  The tech should:
    • A. 

      A. Use a good quality silicone sealer to fill the crack

    • B. 

      B. Ignore it; this is a normal condition

    • C. 

      C. Replace the bellows boot

    • D. 

      D. Inspect and/or replace the inner tie-rod, and replace the bellows boot

  • 42. 
    Tech A says MacPherson strut assemblies are often changed because the vehicle bounces too much on irregular roads.  Tech B says on some models, the alignment must be checked after new MacPherson struts are installed.  Who is right?
    • A. 

      A. Tech A

    • B. 

      B. Tech B

    • C. 

      C. Both techs

    • D. 

      D. Neither tech

  • 43. 
    The thrust angle on a front-wheel drive vehicle is more than specified, and the thrust line is positioned to the left of the geometric centerline.  This problem could be caused by:
    • A. 

      A. Excessive toe-out on the left rear wheel

    • B. 

      B. Excessive toe-out on the right rear wheel

    • C. 

      C. Excessive positive camber on the left rear wheel

    • D. 

      D. Excessive wear in the left rear lower ball joint

  • 44. 
    When unloading the ball joints on a front suspension with the coil spring located between the lower control arm and the frame:
    • A. 

      A. A safety stand must be placed under the chassis

    • B. 

      B. The shock absorber must be disconnected

    • C. 

      C. The sway bar link bushings must be disconnected

    • D. 

      D. A safety stand must be placed under the lower control arm

  • 45. 
    A vehicle has excessive inside tire wear on the right rear tire.  The cause of this problem could be:
    • A. 

      A. A bent rear spindle

    • B. 

      B. Excessive negative caster

    • C. 

      C. Excessive positive camber

    • D. 

      D. Worn out front struts

  • 46. 
    While performing an alignment on a front wheel drive vehicle, the technician notices that caster is out of specification and that caster is not adjustable on the vehicle.  Which of the following should the tech do first?
    • A. 

      A. Replace both front strut assemblies

    • B. 

      B. Heat and bend the lower control arms

    • C. 

      C. Check the cradle(subframe) alignment

    • D. 

      D. Measure thrust angle

  • 47. 
    A vehicle pulls to the left while driving straight ahead.  The cause of the problem could be:
    • A. 

      A. Inadequate caster on the left front wheel

    • B. 

      B. Excessive positive caster on the left front wheel

    • C. 

      C. Excessive toe in

    • D. 

      D. Improper toe out on turns on the right front wheel

  • 48. 
    The __________ connects the pitman arm to the idler arm.
    • A. 

      Center link

    • B. 

      Drag link

    • C. 

      Tie-rod end

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    If the thrust angle is off bad enough, what animal will your car look like? 
    • A. 

      A cat

    • B. 

      A dog

    • C. 

      A horse

    • D. 

      A snake

  • 50. 
    All of the statements about tire inflation are true EXCEPT: 
    • A. 

      A. Overinflation causes excessive wear on the center of the tread

    • B. 

      B. Underinflation causes excessive wear on both edges of the tread

    • C. 

      C. Tire pressure should be adjusted when the tires are hot

    • D. 

      D. Underinflation may cause wheel damage