ASE A4 Steering and Suspension Practice Test

56. A technician is using a steel hammer to remove a loose tie rod end from an aluminum steering knuckle. Which of the following is correct?

  • A. Care should be taken not to strike the threaded ball socket.
  • B. Care should be taken not to strike the loose tie rod end.
  • C. Use a puller not a hammer to remove the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  • D. Use a puller to apply pressure while striking the steering knuckle with moderate force to remove the loose tie rod end.

56.

Answer A is wrong. Use a puller on aluminum parts. They also save threaded parts from unwanted damage.

Answer B is wrong. Striking an aluminum part with a hammer can easily dent it or cause irreversible damage.

Answer C is correct. Using the appropriate puller can save time and the part that’s being removed.

Answer D is wrong. Answer C is correct.

57. Technician A says Electric Power Steering systems require inputs from the steering torque sensor and the vehicle speed sensor to operate the system's electric motor. Technician B says to use a scan tool to retrieve trouble codes from an EPS system. Who is correct?

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

57.

Answer A is wrong. Both technicians are correct. These systems require inputs from torque, angle, and speed sensors.

Answer B is wrong. Use the appropriate scan tool to retrieve trouble codes and view system data.

Answer C is correct. Both technicians are correct.

Answer D is wrong. Both technicians are correct. Read more about EPS systems in the read more section.

Automotive suspension components.

58. Component A in the illustration above:

  • A. Is part of the vehicle’s shock absorbing system.
  • B. Absorbs impact as a vehicle travels over potholes and bumps in the road.
  • C. Can be found on both front and rear suspension systems.
  • D. All of the above.

58.

Answer A is wrong. All of these choices are correct about jounce bumpers. Answer D is correct.

Answer B is wrong. Jounce bumpers and bump stops absorb impact saving passengers and suspension components from the sudden jolt.

Answer C is wrong. They can be found on both front and rear suspension systems.

Answer D is correct. All of these answers are correct.

59. Which of the following is used to flush old dark colored power steering fluid from a hydraulic power steering system?

  • A. Solvent
  • B. Brake cleaner
  • C. Carburetor cleaner
  • D. Power steering fluid

59.

Answer A is wrong. Flushing the system removes contaminants and debris.

Answer B is wrong. Brake cleaner is not used to flush power steering systems.

Answer C is wrong. Carburetor cleaner is not used to flush power steering systems.

Answer D is correct. Power steering fluid is used to flush power steering systems. Some manufacturer's recommend flushing with a solvent free power steering cleaner before a regular fluid exchange or every 50,000 miles.

60. A technician is bleeding air from a hydraulic power steering system. All of the following are true about bleeding hydraulic power steering systems EXCEPT?

  • A. Raise the front tires off the ground.
  • B. Turn the steering wheel left and right from stop to stop to remove air from the system.
  • C. Flush with clean power steering fluid.
  • D. Hold the wheel against each steering stop for at least ten seconds.

60.

Answer A is wrong. The tires are raised in the air to prevent flat spots.

Answer B is wrong. Turn the wheel left and right from stop to stop to bleed air from the system.

Answer C is wrong. Use the recommended fresh power steering fluid.

Answer D is correct. Do not hold the wheel against the steering stops for more than five seconds. Doing so quickly increases system pressure and can damage power steering components.

ASE A4 Steering and Suspension Quiz
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