ASE A4 Suspension & Steering Mechanic Practice Test

A-4 ASE suspension and steering mechanic practice test designed to test your knowledge of common auto suspension issues. Questions and answers include information about shocks, struts, steering column and more.

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Congrats! You passed!

Answers:

1. B only

2. Neither A nor B

3. A only

4. steering arm

5. A only

6. Check/adjust the ride height (curb height)

7. A only

8. caster

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Answers:

1. B only

2. Neither A nor B

3. A only

4. steering arm

5. A only

6. Check/adjust the ride height (curb height)

7. A only

8. caster

#1. While traveling at highway speed, a vibration is felt in the steering wheel and the front end of the vehicle vibrates up and down. Technician A says that a leaking power steering rack could be the cause. Technician B says that static out-of-balance of the front tires could be the cause. Who is right?

the correct answer is B only

#2. A vehicle wanders while being driven on level roads. Technician A says that too much negative camber could be the cause. Technician B says that too much positive caster could be the cause. Who is right?

the correct answer is neither A nor B

#3. A vehicle with rack and pinion steering has a shimmy. Technician A says that worn rack-to-frame mounting bushings could be the cause. Technician B says that a binding steering shaft U-joint could be the cause. Who is right?

#4. During a wheel alignment, a technician finds the toe-out-on-turns (turning radius) to be incorrect. The cause could be a bent:

the correct answer is steering arm

#5. A vehicle pulls to the right during braking. Technician A says that a worn strut rod bushing could be the cause. Technician B says that a bent right wheel could be the cause. Who is right?

the correct answer is A only

#6. Which of these should the technician do first when aligning a light truck equipped with a torsion bar front suspension?

the correct answer is check/adjust the ride height (curb height)

#7. A pressure test is being performed on a vehicle with power steering. The pressure readings taken when the wheels are at the right and left stops are below specification. The readings are normal when the tester shutoff valve is closed. Technician A says that these readings could be caused by a failed steering gear. Technician B says that these readings could be caused by a failed pump. Who is right?

#8. Any of these could cause tire wear if not within manufacturer’s specs EXCEPT:

the correct answer is caster

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