ASE A4 Steering Suspension Practice Test

31. During the visual inspection of a light truck, the technician notices the left rear leaf spring has a broken center bolt. Technician A says this will affect the vehicle's thrust angle. Technician B says an incorrect thrust angle will affect the centering of the steering wheel. Who is correct?

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

31.

Answer A is wrong. Both Technician A and B are correct.

Answer B is wrong. Both Technician A and B are correct.

Answer C is correct. A sagging or damaged leaf spring will cause the vehicle to dog track. This is often caused by a broken center bolt or shackle. The trust angle will also affect the centering of the steering wheel.

Answer D is wrong. Both Technician A and B are correct.

32. A technician is unable to balance a tire and has added weights in several places around the rim. Technician A says to continue adding weights up to 10 ounces. Technician B says to dismount the tire from the rim and inspect the inside for liquid or debris. Who is correct?

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

32.

Answer A is wrong. The tire most likely has liquid flat repair or liquid from an unpurged compressor. Each time the technician spins the tire, the liquid settles in a different place and a weight would be added to a different location the rim. The technician should not just keep adding weights up to 10 ounces.

Answer B is correct. If liquid is suspected inside of a wheel, dismount the tire and inspect inside.

Answer C is wrong. Technician B is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician B is correct.

33. The left front tire of a vehicle is feathered across its tread. What is the MOST likely cause of this condition?

  • A. The caster setting.
  • B. The toe setting.
  • C. Worn struts.
  • D. The camber setting.

33.

Answer A is wrong. A mis-adjusted caster setting is not likely to affect tire wear.

Answer B is correct. An incorrect toe setting will cause feathering of the tire.

Answer C is wrong. Bad struts will cause a choppy scalloped tire.

Answer D is wrong. A bad camber setting will cause wear on one side of a tire or the other.

34. Technician A says that a variable rate coil spring has varying spaces between the coils. Technician B says if a vehicle has a noticeable difference in height between sides, it may have a weak strut insert. Who is correct?

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

34.

Answer A is correct. A variable rate spring uses different thickness and spacing between coils.

Answer A is wrong. A sagging coil spring, suspension air bag, or leaf spring will cause a difference in ride height.

Answer C is wrong. Technician A is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician A is correct.

35. Technician A says the power steering pressure switch sends a signal to the PCM to increase idle speed while parking. Technician B says variable assist steering provides maximum pressure during high speed operation. Who is correct?

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

35.

Answer A is correct. The variable assist power steering system offers maximum pressure in parking situations and restricted pressure during higher speed conditions.

Answer B is wrong. Technician A is correct. This system will reduce pressure during high speed operation.

Answer C is wrong. Technician A is correct.

Answer D is wrong. Technician A is correct.