Vehicle maintenance notes

Vehicle maintenance notes



Vehicle maintenance notes

Part A

  1. Why daily maintenance is required for a vehicle? (Nov 2012)
  2. State the importance of Job card. (Nov 2012)
  3. What are the safety precautions to be made during the maintenance of a vehicle? (Nov 2008)
  4. How do you differentiate reconditioning and overhauling? (Nov 2008)
  5. Illustrate a typical trip sheet of vehicle. (Nov 2008)
  6. State the importance of Preventive maintenance of a vehicle. (May 2013)
  7. Write down the organizational set up of a medium size service station. (May 2013)
  8. Different Preventive and brake down maintenance.
  9. What is Top over hauling?
  10. List out the importance of maintenance.
  11. Illustrate a typical maintenance log sheet of an automobile.
  12. How do you differentiate ‘Maintenance’ and ‘Repair’?
  13. Why scheduled maintenance is preferred?
  14. What are check list are required in log sheet? (Nov/Dec 2013)
  15. Write safety precautions in maintenance. (Nov/Dec 2013)

Part B

  1. List out the different types of vehicle maintenance and explain them along with its merits and demerits. (Nov 2012)
  2. What are the requirements of a Service station? Draw the typical Layout of Service station for

a Heavy Motor Vehicle. (Nov 2012)

  1. Discuss about the preparation of maintenance check list and explain the various forms used for vehicle maintenance. (Nov 2008)
  2. Discuss about the permissive repair schedules and workshop facilities for diesel transport

vehicles maintenance. (12) (Nov 2008)

  1. (i) Discuss the various factors to be considered to select a site for a service station. (6)
    1. Differentiate servicing, tuning, repairing, overhauling and reconditioning as applied to vehicle. Give example for each of them. (10) (May 2013)
  2. (i) Define trip sheet? State the information that has to be recorded on trip sheet. (6)
    1. Discuss the procedure to claim the insurance when the vehicle met with an accident. (10) (May 2013)
  3. What are the safety precautions to be considered in the maintenance of an automobile? Explain scheduled and break down maintenance of an automobile.
  4. Explain various types of records books and forms that are being used in an automotive service station of cars.
  5. (i) Explain about the permissive repair schedules and workshop facilities to  carry over scheduled maintenance.
    1. Explain about the various maintenance record forms needed for scheduled maintenance.
  6. Explain about the preparation of check list for the complete overhauling of a petrol engine.
  7. Explain the different types of maintenance schedules in automobile and explain importance of maintenance? (Nov/Dec 2013)

  1. Describe in detail the motor vehicle acts and insurance acts? (Nov/Dec 2013)
  2. What is maintenance records required for heavy vehicle maintenance? (Nov/Dec 2013)




Part A

  1. State the function of engine analyzer. (Nov 2012)
  2. State the effect on engine performance if cylinder head gasket got damaged. (Nov 2012)
  3. Mention two methods to calculate ovality of engine cylinder. (Nov 2008)
  4. List out the basic instruments that are needed for tuning of a petrol engine. (May 2013)
  5. What are the causes of overheating of engines? (May 2013)
  6. Define engine tune up.
  7. What is cylinder honing process? Why it is done?
  8. What are the various cleaning methods to be adopted for the cleaning of major engine components?
  9. List out the special tools to be used in the maintenance of an engine.
  10. Why should an aluminum head be removed only when cold?
  11. What is meant by glass bead cleaning?
  12. Mention the main source of bearing failure.(Nov/Dec 2013)
  13. Write any four specials tools are required for engine overhauling.(Nov/Dec 2013)

Part B

  1. (i) Define engine tune up, draw sequential block diagram of engine tune up procedure.

(ii) State the probable causes and remedies of excessive oil consumption. (8 + 8) (Nov 2012)

  1. (i) Explain cylinder compression and vacuum test along with its importance. (8 + 8)

(ii) Why clearance is provided between rocker arm and value stern and how it is measured? (Nov 2012)

  1. (i) Explain the various methods of cleaning the engine components. (6)

(ii) Explain the step-by-step procedure of assembling of engine components. (10) (Nov 2008)

  1. Discuss about the visual inspection and reconditioning work procedure for cylinder block and piston. (Nov 2008)
  2. Explain the systematic overhauling procedure of a multi-cylinder petrol engine fitted to a car. (May 2013)
  3. Explain the procedure to be adopted to rectify the cylinder ovality and valve clearance adjustment. (May 2013)
  4. Write the step-by-step procedure of overhauling a multi cylinder petrol engine.
  5. What are the re-conditioning methods adopted for the various components of an automobile. Briefly explain the machinery used for this purpose.
  6. Discuss about inspection and reconditioning work procedure for cylinder block.
  7. How do you adjust valve clearance and static ignition timing?
  8. Explain the step-by-step procedure of assembling the engine.
  9. Sketch and explain various special purpose tools used in the repair of passenger car bodies. Mention their applications.

  1. Discuss in detail the inspection and repair procedure for the engine crankshafts(Nov/Dec 2013)
  2. Briefly explain the step by step engine assembly procedure with important component

sketches? (Nov/Dec 2013)



Part A

  1. What do you mean by wheel balancing? (Nov 2012)
  2. Suggest a suitable remedy for a noisy propeller shaft. (Nov 2012)
  3. What do you mean by toe-in and toe-out? (Nov 2008)
  4. What is meant by clutch pedal free play? What are the effects of incorrect adjustment of it? (Nov 2008)
  5. State the maintenance procedure of the propeller shaft of a vehicle? (May 2013)
  6. What do you mean by bleeding of Hydraulic brakes? (May 2013)
  7. Define pedal free play clutch.
  8. Define Brake bleeding.
  9. Define clutch drag and clutch slip.
  10. Give reasons for the pulling of a vehicle on one side on application of brake.
  11. What is ‘Chasing ‘and ‘Decking’?
  12. How do you check the excessive play in steering?
  13. What is tyre rotation? What ate the advantage of it?
  14. What is the function of sliding yoke in propeller shaft?(Nov/Dec 2013)
  15. Why wheel balancing necessity in automobile? (Nov/Dec 2013)

Part B

  1. (i) Explain the different parameters of wheel alignment with the aid of neat sketch and state its need. (8 + 8)

(ii) With the aid of neat sketch, explain the procedure of Brake bleeding. (Nov 2012)

  1. (i) State the probable cause and its remedies for a noisy gear box.(8 + 8)

(ii) State the reason for clutch not to be able disengaging. How it can be rectified? (Nov 2012)

  1. Discuss the various troubles experienced in mechanical type gear box and explain their causes and remedies. (Nov 2008)
  2. (i) Explain any four troubles experienced in hydraulic brake system and explain how these troubles can be rectified. (8)

(ii) Explain the causes and remedial actions for any four steering system failures. (8) (Nov 2008)

  1. Diagnose the common faults that may occur to the final drive and differential unit of a vehicle. (May 2013)
  2. Discuss the troubles and trouble shooting of a synchro-mesh gear box. (May 2013)
  3. Briefly explain various troubles that may occur in a single plate dry type clutch system and bring out their causes.
  4. Explain different problems that may affect the performance of a hydraulic braking system with drum brakes.
  5. Discuss the various troubles experienced in mechanical type transmission and explain their causes and remedies.

  1. Discuss the various troubles experienced in brake system with their causes and remedies.
  2. Explain the necessity of a differential in an automobile. Discuss in detail the construction and operation of the diffential (Nov/Dec 2013)
  3. Discuss in detail various factors of wheel alignments with help of neat sketch. (Nov/Dec 2013)



Part A

  1. State the function of a battery charger. (Nov 2012)
  2. State the importance of engine timing. (Nov 2012)
  3. What is 'jump starting'? (Nov 2008)
  4. What is the effect of fan belt tension on alternator performance? (Nov 2008)
  5. List out the causes for the undercharging and overcharging of a Battery fitted to a vehicle. (May 2013)
  6. Differentiate alternator and generator. (May 2013)
  1. Write down reaction equation for battery charging and discharging.
  2. Define is dwell angle of distribution cam?
  3. What are the probable causes for non-function of an electric horn of a car?
  4. Why a solenoid is used in the starting circuit of automobiles?
  5. What is meant by Battery plate sulphation?
  6. What happens if the generator drive belt is loose?(Nov/Dec 2013)
  7. Draw the lighting symbols of (a) heater coil (b) fuse.(Nov/Dec 2013)


Part B

  1. Discuss the troubles commonly experienced in the lighting system of an automobile. Suggest suitable remedies. (Nov 2012)
  2. Discuss the troubles associated in the Starting system of an automobile. Suggest suitable

remedies. (Nov 2012)

  1. (i) Explain the procedure to conduct cadmium test and hydrometer test on automotive batteries. (8)

(ii) Describe in detail about the adjustment and testing of headlights focusing. (8) (Nov 2008)

  1. (i) Explain briefly about the maintenance of alternators. (8)

(ii) Explain any four problems experienced in starter motor with their causes and remedies. (8) (Nov 2008)

  1. Write short notes on the following:
    1. Scan tools                 (4)
    2. Onboard diagnostic system (4)
    3. Any four problems and its remedial measure of a lead acid battery. (8) (May 2013)
  1. (i) Write down the steps involved in the servicing and fine tuning of the ignition system of a petrol engine with a contact breaker. (8)

(ii) Discuss the problems and its remedial measure caused on a charging system. (8) (May 2013)

  1. Explain the maintenance procedure and the various tests to be conducted on a lead acid

battery of a vehicle.

  1. List out of the most common problems that will affect the ignition system of a petrol engine and explain the maintenance procedure for the ignition system.
  2. Explain the probable causes for the non function of electric horn and wipers.
  3. Explain briefly about the maintenance work of D.C generator.
  4. Explain the testing procedure in detail to conduct various routine tests and manufacturers test on the lead acid batteries.
  5. Explain different types of tests and preventive maintenance of batteries. (Nov/Dec 2013)
  6. Explain with circuit diagram the working of electrical system for a four wheeler. (Nov/Dec 2013)



Part A

  1. Explain the wet sump lubrication system. (Nov 2012)
  2. Explain the procedure of adjustment of door. (Nov 2012)
  3. How a thermostat can be tested? (Nov 2008)
  4. List out the problems that can occur in fuel pump. (Nov 2008)
  1. Why is antifreeze solution used in cooling system? (May 2013)
  2. State the need for thermostat valve. (May 2013)
  3. What is the function of an engine cooling system?
  4. Name some anti-corrosion agents from lubricating oil of the engine.
  5. Why a thermostat is required in a vehicle cooling system?
  6. What are the parts of an engine fuel system that require regular maintenance?
  7. Mention few Anti-Dazzle devices.
  8. What is meant by tinkering work?
  9. How do you identify if water pump failure?(Nov/Dec 2013)
  10. State why fuel additives are used?(Nov/Dec 2013)


Part B

  1. (i) What are the important properties of engine oil and additives? State the different types of additives commonly used.
    1. Explain any four denting tools with neat sketches. (8 + 8) (Nov 2012)
  2. (i) Write down the procedure of inspection for lubrication system? (8 + 8)
    1. If engine block temperature indicates above 80°C, list out the possible problems and state its remedy. (Nov 2012)
  3. (i) Discuss briefly about Chassis lubrication. (4) (Nov 2008)
  4. (i) Write a detailed note on anticorrosion and antifreezing solutions. (8)

    1. Explain lubrication system maintenance with procedure for oil filter replacement. (8) (Nov 2008)
  1. Write notes on the following:
  2. Door locks mechanism. (6)
  3. Body panel repair procedure. (5)
  4. Cooling system troubles. (5) (Nov 2008)
  1. (i) Write down the problems arising out of the poor performance of the fuel system of a diesel engine. How are they diagnosed and rectified? (8)
    1. Illustrate the lubrication schedule for a vehicle. (8) (May 2013)


  1. (i) Discuss the Window glass actuating mechanism with a neat sketch. (8)
    1. Discuss the methodology, tools used and techniques of repairing the body panels of a passenger car damaged in a minor collision. (8) (May 2013)
  2. What is meant by calibration of fuel injection pump? Explain calibration of FIP and tuning of

engine for optimum fuel supply.

  1. Write the recommended lubricants for engine and chassis components.
  2. Explain the various causes of engine over heating and loss of coolant.
  3. Explain the procedure for oil filter replacement.
  4. How will you test the condition of fan belt and adjust its tension?
  5. Write notes on the followings:
  6. Window glass actuating mechanism
  7. Body panel repair procedure
  8. Anti freeze and anticorrosion solutions.
  9. Discus in detail the functions of fuel supply system in an automotive Diesel engine. State also the names of various components used to perform these functions. (Nov/Dec 2013)
  10. What are the main components of water cooling system for an automotive engine? Describe these in detail with neat sketch. (Nov/Dec 2013)

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