ASE A2 Practice Test

This ASE A2 Practice Test covers both transmissions and transaxles that involve the drive train, which is a series of components that transfer power from the engine to the wheels.  The following subjects are covered:

  • General Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis
  • In-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Maintenance and Repair
  • Off-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Repair 

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General Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis

1. You are using a diagnostic symptom chart to diagnose an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic RWD (rear wheel drive) transmission with a strange noise in drive. Technician A says the control valve could be the cause and is an OFF-vehicle procedure. Technician B says the oil pump assembly could be the cause and is an OFF-vehicle procedure. Who is right?
2. On an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transaxle, you experience a "shock" when shifting from "N" to "D." Which of the following will require an OFF-vehicle repair?
3. Technician A says you pick the symptom in the on-line service information that closely matches the customer concern. Technician B says the customer will describe their concerns as they are listed in the on-line service information. Who is right?
4. This question 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.

Preliminary diagnosis on an electronically controlled automatic transmission/transaxle consists of all the following tests, EXCEPT:
5. Technician A says engine, suspension and driveline problems may appear to be caused by the transmission or transaxle. Technician B says you start with the simple inspections first to ensure that you have not overlooked something and you can use the scan tool for further clarification. Who is right?
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6. You are checking fluid color on an automatic transmission/transaxle. Which of the following will cause the fluid to be varnished with a light to dark brown color?

In-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Maintenance and Repair

7. DTC (Diagnostic trouble code) P0705 PNP (park/neutral position) switch circuit is being diagnosed. Technician A says this code sets when the TCM (Transmission Control Module) or PCM (powertrain control module) does not receive the correct voltage signal from the park/neutral position (PNP) switch. Technician B says the park/neutral position (PNP) switch circuit could be open or shorted. Who is right?
8. Technician A says low line pressure on an electronically controlled line pressure can cause the transmission to slip and operate sluggishly. Technician B says line pressure varies with engine speed. Who is right?
9. A line pressure test shows low pressure at idle in all ranges on an electronically controlled automatic transmission. Which of the following can be the cause?
10. Using the chart below to diagnose a 4-speed automatic transaxle, which of the following is the MOST likely cause of no engine braking in manual second?
 

Off-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Repair

11. When removing an engine from a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission, the torque converter does which of the following?
12. This question 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.

When inspecting the flex plate shown in the photo below, you should check it for all of the following, EXCEPT:
 

13. This question 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 are industry-standard methods used to reprogram the EEPROM, EXCEPT:
14. An automatic transmission pressure test will identify which of the following?

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