Purpose This theory-based unit standard is for peoplein the automotive repair industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of light vehicle manual and semi-automatic transmission construction and operation.
Light vehicles refer to classes as listed from Land Transport New Zealand website table http://www.landtransport.govt.nz/publications/infosheets/infosheet-1-10.html#classes: passenger vehicle MA, MB, MC; omnibus MD, MD1, MD2; and goods vehicle NA.
Service information may include but is not limited to – technical information of a vehicle, machine, or product detailing operation; installation and servicing procedures; manufacturer instructions and specifications; technical terms and descriptions; and detailed illustrations. This can be accessed in hard copy or electronic format and is normally sourced from the manufacturer.
Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Demonstrate knowledge of light vehicle manual and semi-automatic transmission construction.
Performance criteria 1.1 The types and application of gears are explained in accordance with service information.
Range spur, helical, double helical.
1.2 The component parts of selector mechanisms are identified, and their function is described in accordance with service information.
Range rails and forks, detents, interlocks, 5th/reverse lockout, remote controls, clutch actuator.
1.3 Shaft layout and location are described for an in-line transmission in accordance with service information.
Range input, main, counter, reverse idler.
1.4 The purpose of a synchromesh unit is described in accordance with service information.
1.5 Methods of lubricating gears, bearings, and bushes are described in accordance with service information.
Range pressure fed, splash, sealed, impregnated.
1.6 Shaft layout and the method of incorporating the final drive in a transaxle are described in accordance with service information.
Element 2 Demonstrate knowledge of light vehicle manual and semi-automatic transmission operation.
Performance criteria 2.1 The operation of a synchromesh unit is described in accordance with service information.
Range neutral, synchronisation, engagement.
2.2 The operations of selector mechanisms are described in accordance with service information.
Range selector forks, selector shaft interlocking mechanism, electric gear shift, electronic gear shift control.
2.3 Power flow is traced out for any selected gear, from the input shaft to the output shaft in accordance with service information.
Range in-line transmission, transaxle.
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Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
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