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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. 
    The Ackermann principle is:
    • 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.