Practical Job List – All Grade Levels 

1.    Drill and thread a piece of steel. Any size hole will do.

2.    Flare a piece of tubing for brake lines conforming to Ministry standards.

3.    Make 2 gaskets. A) Cut with scissors or knife. B) Hammer cut gasket.

4.    Replace a spare tire with trunk tools only. (no shop tools)

5.    Dismount a tire from a rim and remount without cutting bead.

6.    Balance 2 tires from a car

7.    Install a tire patch on the inside of a tire leaking air – Fill and test

8.    Remove and reinstall 4 wheels - torque to 95 ft lbs.

9.    Cooling system pressure test

10.     Radiator cap pressure test

11.     Test alternator voltage output. (with meter)

12.     Charge a battery with battery charger

13.     Load test battery for condition (with meter)

14.     Properly connect booster cables between 2 cars

15.     Clean and service battery connections

16.     Test and adjust tire pressures to recommended setting

17.     Jack up a car and position safety stands in correct location

18.     Properly position hoist pads on a car sub-frame

19.     Torch cut 2 pieces of steel

20.     Grind smooth steel after torch cutting

21.     Weld 2 pieces of steel together for strength. Arc Weld or MIG weld

22.     Remove and reinstall wiper blades and arms in correct position

23.     Properly perform a complete oil change and inspection - Handout

24.     Connect and read a secondary fault on an oscilloscope. (old vehicle required)

25.     Remove and replace front disc brake pads

26.     Remove and bench test a heater motor assembly

27.     Remove and replace a headlight and a tail light.

28.     Set up and machine a disc rotor. 

29.     Draw and label an entire valve train system (cam in block, over head valve)

30.     Draw and label a diagram showing all the basic internal engine parts.

31.     Sharpen and test 2 drill bits

32.     Perform a complete pre-trip under-hood inspection – all fluid levels

33.     Wash and wax at least one vehicle

34.     Remove and clean 4 spark plugs.

35.     Remove, reinstall and adjust a trunk latch assembly

36.     Remove a hood from a car and reinstall in the exact same position

37.     Clean and pack wheel bearings with grease (taper bearings)

38.     Remove and reinstall engine drive belts. V type or Multi-groove.

39.     Remove and reinstall front brake pads

40.     Remove and reinstall a starter

41.     Remove and reinstall an alternator

42.     Locate, remove and replace a turn signal flasher

43.     Disassemble and reassemble an alternator - Handout

44.     Disassemble and reassemble a starter - Handout

45.     Disassemble and reassemble a carburetor - Handout

46.     Disassemble and reassemble a brake caliper

47.     Remove and reinstall an intake manifold with new gaskets

48.     Remove and reinstall a pair of shock absorbers

49.     Remove and replace engine thermostat

50.     Machine front rotors or rear brake drums

51.     Remove and reinstall rear brake shoes

52.     Remove and reinstall front wheel drive McPherson Strut assembly

53.     Remove and reinstall rear axle coil spring assemblies

54.     Remove and reinstall front wheel drive axle assembly. (CV joint type)

55.     Remove and reinstall a water pump. (Grade 11 Exam)

56.     Perform a compression test on an engine – record your results

57.     Make a working primary starter circuit and wire to a live battery to test

58.     Remove and reinstall a radiator. (Grade 11 Exam)

59.     Disassemble and reassemble a dash panel printed circuit

60.     Disassemble and reassemble a steering column (signal switch and tilt mechanism)

61.     Disassemble and reassemble a rear axle differential

62.     Disassemble and reassemble an engine or transmission

63.     Measure all internal engine parts for wear and 'out of round'

64.     Remove and reinstall a transmission

65.     Remove and reinstall a clutch (if available)

66.     Diagnose a misfiring engine and which cylinder(s) is not functioning

67.     Connect and diagnose a computer controlled engine fault code

68.     Remove and replace a distributor and pick up coil unit. Reset ignition timing.

69.     Remove and reinstall a timing belt, gear set or chain.

70.     Remove and reinstall a steering rack assembly

71.     Rethread a spark plug hole to accept an original spark plug.

72.     Diagnose a battery draining battery problem (set up by teacher)

73.     Remove and reinstall front wheel drive bearing assembly

74.     Make a cut-away display unit of an approved (by teacher) automotive component

75.     Check an alternator amperage output with sensor meter

76.     Check the starter amperage draw on a car with a sensor meter

77.     .Using the Mitchell on Demand computer program, find the firing order for a shop car determine distributor rotation of the same car 

78.  Remove a driveshaft (front wheel drive) clean, disassemble and reassemble the constant velocity joints with new grease.


79.     Remove and reseal the valve cover gaskets on any shop car

80.     Test all the fuses in a fuse panel with a test light

81.     Remove and bench bleed a brake master cylinder – reinstall

82.     Remove and reinstall a front or rear stabilizer bar from a shop car

83.     Remove and reinstall a set of rear shock absorbers

84.     Remove a set of rear coil springs (non-strut type)

85.     Remove an inner door panel and remove roll up window without breaking it

86.     Locate and remove a horn unit from a shop car - bench test – reinstall

87.     Locate and bypass power circuit for a windshield washer motor

88.     Remove, clean, reinstall and adjust ignition contact point set

89.     Perform a complete vehicle safety inspection

90.     Construct and assemble a working turn signal circuit. (flasher, switch, 2 light bulbs, battery)

91.     Remove all engine valves from a cylinder head, clean and test valve spring tension. Reassemble.

92.     Locate and disconnect the Oxygen Sensor, measure the output voltage, record your finding.

93.     Locate and disconnect the Idle Air Control motor and find the fault code for that car.

94.     Locate and test the operation of an EGR valve.

95.     Measure electronic ignition timing and record highest and lowest readings.