ASE A2 Automatic Transmission Practice Test

6. Fluid level is being checked on an automatic transmission that contains no dipstick. After bringing the transmission to operating temperature and removing the plug no transmission fluid is seen dripping from the outlet. Technician A says this is normal and the fluid level is correct. Technician B says this indicates and overfilled or overheated transmission. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B

6.

Answer A is wrong. The fluid should be filled to the base of the outlet. There's usually a small drip of transmission fluid coming from the outlet with the engine running and the plug removed.

Answer B is wrong. If the transmission were overfilled a lot more fluid would pour from the outlet.

Answer C is wrong. Fluid should be seen dripping from the outlet.

Answer D is correct. Neither technician is correct.

7. Which type of automatic transmission bearing requires a preload?

  • A. Ball Bearing
  • B. Thrust
  • C. Tapered Roller
  • D. Needle

7.

Answer A is wrong. Ball bearings are similar to roller bearings. The cages hold balls instead of rollers that are capable of handling heavy radial loads.

Answer B is wrong. Thrust washers control end-play.

Answer C is correct. Tapered roller bearings require a preload.

Answer D is wrong. Needle bearings or Torrington bearings are used to reduce friction between two rotating parts; they're often used with thrust washers. They do not require a preload.

8. The extension housing seal is leaking and the bushing is worn on one side. Technician A says this could be caused by a binding universal joint. Technician B says this is likely caused by excessive output shaft endplay. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B

8.

Answer A is correct. A binding U-joint will damage the bushing and the seal.

Answer B is wrong. Output shaft endplay is not likely to damage the extension housing bushing.

Answer C is wrong. Technician A is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician A is correct.

9. A transaxle's torque converter clutch is not engaging. Technician A this is caused by the TFT sensor. Technician B says this could be caused by the ECT sensor. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B

9.

Answer A is wrong. Both of these technicians are correct. The transmission fluid temperature sensor and the engine coolant temperature sensor are vital inputs for torque converter clutch operation.

Answer B is wrong. The ECT inputs engine coolant temperature information. The TCM adjusts TCC application with this necessary input. TCM is an acronym for the transmission control module. There are plenty of acronyms in the automotive industry.

Answer C is correct. Both technicians are correct.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct.

10. Technician A says to pressure test a transmission if an internal leak is suspected. Technician B says pressure testing ports are located on the transmission case. Who is correct?

  • A. Technician A
  • B. Technician B
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. Neither A or B

10.

Answer A is wrong. Perform a pressure test to diagnose hard shifting and poor shift timing.

Answer B is wrong. The ports are located on the transmission case.

Answer C is correct. Both technicians are correct.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct.