See through image of a vehicle steering and suspension components

Steering and Suspension Systems

Course number: SV11574B-11B1

This course is designed to provide a high-level overview of automotive steering and suspension technology as it exists today and some insight into where it is going in the future.  It is intended to provide advancing technicians with some knowledge of the essentials of steering and suspension design, as well as some of the diagnostic skills needed to address the future.  More seasoned technicians will find it a good review along with some exciting insight into the diagnostic and repair challenges.

Skill Level Intermediate to advanced
Audience All automotive aftermarket technicians
Prerequisites A basic understanding of braking systems
Duration 4 hours


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Course Highlights
  • Advanced Power Steering Systems (Variable-effort power steering, Electric power steering)
  • Adaptive Suspension Systems (MR fluid dampers / magna-ride, solenoid-based adaptive ride controls, air suspension, and fully active suspension systems)
  • Electronic chassis and steering system sensor diagnosis and resets (SAS, YAW, etc.)
  • ADAS (Automated Driver Assist Systems) effects on steering & suspension technology