Help study for your auto mechanic certification exams with our ASE A-3 manual drive train and axle practice test. Find a mechanic school near you.
#1. A manual transmission slips out of high gear. Which of these could be the cause?
the correct answer is too much main shaft end play
#2. In a vehicle with a single-plate clutch, loss of free pedal can be caused by:
the correct answer is a worn clutch disc facing
#3. A four-speed, fully synchronized transmission has a clunking or knocking noise in first and reverse only. Technician A says that a broken tooth on the clutch (input) gear could be the cause. Technician B says that a broken tooth on the counter (cluster) gear could be the cause. Who is right?
the correct answer is B only
#4. A manual transaxle makes a clunking noise on acceleration and on deceleration. Technician A says that a loose differential case pinion shaft could be the cause. Technician B says that worn CV joints could be the cause. Who is right?
the correct answer is Both A and B
#5. Technician A says that the set-up shown can be used to check pinion-to-ring gear preload. Technician B says that the set-up shown can be used to check pinion flange nut torque. Who is right?
#6. Which of these is the technician measuring in the illustration shown?
the correct answer is side gear clearance
#7. A four-wheel drive vehicle vibrates while the front axle is engaged. Technician A says that a failed front axle shaft CV joint could be the cause. Technician B says that different front and rear tire diameters could be the cause. Who is right?
the correct answer is both A and B
#8. The clutch does not release fully when the pedal is pushed to the floor. Any of these could be the cause EXCEPT:
the correct answer is weak pressure plate springs
Includes questions to test your knowledge of the diagnosis and repair of the clutch, transmission, transaxle, drive shaft/half-shaft and universal CV joint, drive axle and 4 wheel/all wheel drive components. On the official test you’ll also need to know about ring and pinion gears, differential case/carrier assembly, limited slip/locking differential, axle shafts and housing.
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