Steering and Suspension Systems

Provided by: Ivy Tech

Studies steering, and suspension systems commonly used on modern tractors and trailers.

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate proper shop safety practices while in the labs.
  • Identify tools used for steering and suspension repair.
  • Disable supplemental restraint systems in accordance with manufacturers’ procedures.
  • Diagnose power steering systems and determine need for replacement.
  • Diagnose steering and suspension components to determine need for replacement.
  • Remove and replace steering and suspension components.
  • Describe steering and alignment geometry.
  • Perform pre-alignment checks according to industry standards.
  • Diagnose rear suspension system and determine needed service or repair.
  • Check and adjust all alignment angles and measurements.
  • Inspect, rotate, mount, and balance tires.
  • Repair tire leaks.
  • Inspect, service, and replace front leaf spring bushings, pins, and shackles.
  • Inspect and service air springs.
  • Inspect, diagnose, and repair air ride systems.
  • Inspect and service kingpins.

Recommended Background

  • Program Advisor Approval.

Course ID

TRCK 101


Fort Wayne - Indianapolis - Kokomo - Terre Haute


Ivy Tech


Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Estimated Effort

8 weeks


$149.55 per Credit Hour