ASE A1 Practice Test

ASE identifies Engine Repair as an individual service area for certification. The engine repair service area involves the following components:

• General Engine Diagnosis
• Cylinder Head and Valve Train Diagnosis and Repair
• Engine Block Diagnosis and Repair
• Lubrication and Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repair
• Fuel, Electrical, Ignition and Exhaust Systems Diagnosis and Repair

Tests.com's ASE A1 Practice Test was written by Dr. John Kershaw, an ASE test prep expert: ASE test question developer; ASE Certified Master Technician; ASE Master Truck Technician; and Auto Industry Technical Instructor.  Dr. Kershaw was among the first to receive ASE certification in 1972. 

General Engine Diagnosis

1. Which of the following creates a flapping sound near the front of the engine?
2. An engine noise sounds like a knock at the side of the engine that is louder when the engine is cold and goes away or is reduced when the engine reaches operating temperature. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?
3. This question is not like the others. It has the word EXCEPT. For this question, look for the choice that could NOT cause the described situation. Read the entire question carefully before choosing your answer.

All of the following are reasons why you must disable the fuel injection system and ignition system when conducting an engine compression test, EXCEPT:
4. A power balance test is being performed on an engine. Technician A says to note the engine RPM before and during the test for each cylinder. Technician B says to record the RPM drop for each cylinder. Who is right?

Cylinder Head and Valve Train Diagnosis and Repair

5. What engine seal is pictured in the below illustration?
 

6. Technician A says the closed coil end of a valve spring should go against the cylinder head. Technician B says all valve springs use shims to control free spring height. Who is right?
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7. This question is not like the others. It has the word EXCEPT. For this question, look for the choice that could NOT fit the described situation. Read the entire question carefully before choosing your answer.

All of the following statements are correct when adjusting valve lash on engines with overhead camshaft cylinder heads, EXCEPT:
8. The surface of the cylinder head has just been machined. What will have to be done to the valve train?

Engine Block Diagnosis and Repair

9. A technician hears a knock or thumping at the side of the engine block that is louder when the engine is hot and goes away when the affected cylinder is shorted out. Which of the following could be the cause?
10. An engine is making a knocking sound that changes with RPM, and the noise disappears while a cylinder is being tested during the cylinder balance test. Which of the following could be the cause?
11. Technician A says old antifreeze may cause corrosion build-up in the cooling system.  Technician B says some original equipment manufacturers (OEM) recommend that the coolant be changed at specified intervals.  Who is right?
12. This question has the word LEAST. For this question, look for the choice that would LEAST likely fit the described situation. Read the entire question carefully before choosing your answer.

Which of the following steps is LEAST likely to be necessary when refilling a cooling system?

Lubrication and Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repair

13. A technician is using a laptop computer and manufacturer software to test the ECT (Electronic Controlled Throttle) circuit that has a stored DTC P1121 (Electric Throttle Control Actuator). Which of the following customer concerns could be caused by a defective ECT return spring malfunction?
14. Technician A says the voltage required maintaining spark is referred to as the spark line and the duration of the spark line is based on total primary circuit resistance and coil voltage available. Technician B says problems with the burning (called fuel propagation) will show up within the spark line. Who is right?

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ASE administers a series of board certification exams. Individuals can become certified as automobile and light truck technicians.   Learn more with The Guide to Automotive Service Excellence Certifications and Tests.com's interview with James Hwang, ASE Expert.

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