Automobile - Class X Resources

The following list of online resources are provided as a sample of curated resources. New resources shall be added as we come across interesting and relevant online materials.

1. Brake Booster

Description: Parts and functions of brake booster.

Core Concepts: 1.1 Checking operation of brake booster. 

Link: Webpage on the brake booster: how it works in the braking system

2. Hydraulic Brakes

Description: How hydraulic brakes work.

Core Concepts: 1.1 Checking operation of brake booster. 

Link: 3D animation on how hydraulic brakes work in cars and light vehicles 

3. Replacing Brake Booster

Description: How brake booster and master cylinder work.

Core Concepts: 1.2 Changing brake booster.

Link: Video on how to test and replace the brake booster and brake booster vacuum hose

4. Construction of Vacuum Brake Booster

Description: Construction of vacuum brake booster.

Core Concepts: 1.2 Changing brake booster.

Link: PDF on a review on construction of vacuum braking system

5. Signs of Brake Booster is Bad

Description: Signs of brake booster is bad or failing vacuum leak.

Core Concepts: 1.2 Changing brake booster.

Link: Video on 4 signs that the brake booster is bad or failing vacuum leak

6. Hydraulic Brake System

Description: How hydraulic brake system work.

Core Concepts: 1.3 Replacing master cylinder kits.

Link:  Video on how hydraulic brakes in cars and light vehicles work-3D animation

7. Brake Shoes

Description: How to change the brake shoe.

Core Concepts: 1.4 Changing brake shoes.

Link:  Video on how to replace brake shoes

8. Brake System

Description: How brake system works.

Core Concepts: 1.4 Changing brake shoes.

Link:  Video on how car brake works

9. Wheel Cylinder

Description: How to replace a wheel cylinder.

Core Concepts: 1.5. Replacing wheel cylinder kits.

Link:  Video on how to replace a wheel cylinder

10. Seized Caliper Piston

Description: How to diagnose a seized caliper piston.

Core Concepts: 1.6 Changing brake caliper assembly.

Link:  Video on how to diagnose a seized caliper piston

11. Brake Caliper Replacement

Description: How to replace brake.

Core Concepts: 1.6 Changing brake caliper assembly.

Link:  Video on brake caliper replacement

12. Replacing Brake Hose

Description: How to replace brake pipeline/hose.

Core Concepts: 1.7 Replacing brake pipeline.

Link:  Video on how to replace a brake hose

13. Replacing Brake Line Hose

Description: How to change brake line hose.

Core Concepts: 1.7 Replacing brake pipeline.

Link:  Video on brake line hose replacement - Toyota Camry

14. Types of Brake Disc

Description: Defects of brake disc/rotor & types of brake disc.

Core Concepts: 1.8 Changing brake disc/rotor.

Link:  Video on how disc brakes work - Part 1 | Autotechlabs

15. How Disc Brake Works?

Description: How brake disc/rotor works.

Core Concepts: 1.8 Changing brake disc/rotor.

Link:  Video on on how disc brakes work - Part 2 | Autotechlabs

16. Brake Fluid

Description: Explanation on brake fluid.

Core Concepts: 1.9 Changing brake fluid.

Link:  Webpage on understanding brake fluid

17. Changing Brake Fluid

Description: How to change brake fluid.

Core Concepts: 1.9 Changing brake fluid.

Link:  Video on how to change brake fluids

18. Anti-Lock Braking System

Description: Explains ABS system.

Core Concepts: 1.10 Changing anti-lock brake system speed sensor.

Link:  Video on understanding anti-lock braking system

19. Parking Brake Cable

Description: How to replace and adjust parking brake cable.

Core Concepts: 1.11 Changing parking brake. 

Link:  Video on how to replace and adjust parking brake cables

20. Changing Parking Brake Cable

Description: Explanation on the operation of hand brakes. 

Core Concepts: 1.11 Changing parking brake. 

Link:  Video on how parking brakes work

21. Brake Pedal

Description: Brake pedal height inspection.

Core Concepts: 2.1 Adjusting brake pedal free play.

Link:  Video on brake pedal height inspection

22. Adjustment of Brake Lever

Description: How to adjust brake lever free play.

Core Concepts: 2.1 Adjusting brake pedal free play. 

Link:  Video on brake lever free play adjustment

23. Drum Brakes

Description: Parts and functions of drum brakes. 

Core Concepts: 2.2 Adjusting drum brake.  

Link:  Video on Drum Brakes

24. Drum Brakes

Description: How drum brakes work in cars and light vehicles.

Core Concepts: 2.2 Adjusting drum brake.  

Link:  Video on how do drum brakes work in light vehicles

25. Rear Drum Brakes

Description: How drum brake system works.

Core Concepts: 2.2 Adjusting drum brake.

Link:  Video on how do rear drum brakes work

26. Diagnosing Problems with Your Brake

Description: How to diagnose problems with brakes.

Core Concepts: 2.3 Performing test drive.

Link:  Video on how do diagnose problems with brakes

27. Symptoms of Brake Failure

Description: Symptom of brake system failures. 

Core Concepts: 2.3 Performing test drive.

Link:  Webpage on 6 signs brakes give before failure

28. Symptoms of Brake System Failure

Description: Symptom of brake system failures. 

Core Concepts: 2.3 Performing test drive.

Link:  Webpage on 6 signs brakes give before failure

29. Car's Steering System

Description: Explanation on steering system.

Core Concepts: 1.1 Replacing steering wheel.

Link:  Video on understanding your car's steering

30. Changing Steering Shaft

Description: How to change steering shaft, remove steering wheel column shaft.

Core Concepts: 1.2 Replacing steering shaft.

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31. Tie Rod

Description: Function of tie rod  and its importance. 

Core Concepts: 1.3 Replacing tie rod end.

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32. Rack and Pinion

Description: Explanation on how rack & pinion and  rack & pinion steering gearbox mechanism works.

Core Concepts: 1.4Replacing rack & pinion assembly.

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33. Pitman Arm

Description: How to replace pitman arm, signs of a bad pitman arm failing symptoms noise movement.

Core Concepts: 1.5 Replacing pitman arm.

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34. Replacing  Recirculating Ball

Description: How to replace a recirculating ball type steering gear box.

Core Concepts: 1.6 Replacing recirculating ball type steering gear box.

Link:  Video on how to replace a broken ABS wheel sensor Inside a steering knuckle

35. Recirculating Type Steering Gearbox.

Description: Working of recirculating type steering gearbox.

Core Concepts: 1.7 Overhauling re-circulating type steering gear box.

Link:  Video on working of recirculating type steering gearbox

36. Steering Gear Box

Description: How to adjust steering gearbox play, Steering gear backlash.

Core Concepts: 1.8 Adjusting steering gear backlash.

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37. Power Steering Gear Box

Description: How power steering pump works and changing of power steering gearbox.

Core Concepts: 1.9 Replace integral power steering gear box.

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38. Engineering drawing scales

Description: Explains the engineering drawing scales.

Core Concepts: 2.1 converting drawing scale. 

Link: PDF on National drawing code

39. Drawing Isometric Block

Description: Explains the tips of drawing isometric block.

Core Concepts: 2.2.Drawing Isometric blocks. 

Link: Video on isometric view

40. Drawing Orthographic Block

Description: Basic orthographic projection.

Core Concepts: 2.3 Drawing orthographic projection. 

Link: Video on basics of orthographic projection