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Intro to Alignment Using Hunter Systems

Hours: 16.00 | Estimated Cost: $350.00

Attend this two-day seminar for technicians and shop service writers using Hunter® Alignment Systems equipment. Hands-on application includes actual vehicle repair to reinforce concepts for a thorough understanding of steering and suspension alignment basics. Learn to use Hunter® equipment to its potential and communicate the effects of common alignment problems.


Additional Information

Learn About
  • Characteristics of vehicle handling: Pulls, drifts and wandering
  • Cornering and stability
  • Road isolation, feedback and steering
  • Inspecting suspension/steering systems
  • Suspension inspection
  • Steering component inspection
  • Tire wear patterns
  • Alignment angle theory and measurement: The effect caster, camber and toe have on drivability and tread life
  • Geometric centerline, thrust line and thrust angle
  • Diagnosing causes of pulls, drifts and wandering
  • How the Hunter® Alignment System works
  • Mounting the sensor using standard and optional procedures
  • Sensor compensation options and procedures
  • Total four-wheel alignment/thrust alignment
  • Measure caster
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Using, modifying and adding specifications
  • Factory specifications
  • Creating and storing customized specifications
  • Adjusting front and rear alignment angles
  • Rear adjustment methods (rear shims, wedges, eccentrics, etc.)
  • Front adjustment methods (upper control arm, struts, strut rods, etc.)
Target Audience

Technicians working on steering and suspension repair. Service writers with customer contact will communicate effectively with clients and technicians producing shorter cycle times, increased profit, and higher customer satisfaction.

Training Outline

**Characteristics of vehicle handling**

  • Pulls, drifts and wandering
  • Cornering and stability, road isolation, feedback and steering

**Inspecting suspension and steering systems**

  • Thorough suspension component inspection
  • Steering component inspection/diagnosing
  • Tire wear patterns

**Alignment Angle Theory and Measurement**

  • Caster, camber and toe the effect they have on drivability and tread life
  • Geometric centerline, thrust line and thrust angle
  • Diagnosing causes of pulls, drifts and wandering

**How the Hunter Alignment system works **

  • Mounting the sensor using standard and optional procedures
  • Sensor compensation options and procedures
  • Total four-wheel alignment/thrust alignment

**Using, modifying and adding specifications**

  • Creating and storing customized specifications

**Adjusting front and rear alignment angles**

  • Complete various alignments on different suspension designs
  • Rear adjustment methods (rear shims, wedges, eccentrics, etc.)
  • Front adjustment methods (upper control arm, struts, strut rods etc.)

**The NEW final step**

  • Steering Angle sensor/ESC re-set procedures and relationship to wheel alignment CodeLink usage
Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

bi.services@fvtc.edu
www.fvtc.edu/bis
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771


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