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Classroom Manual,9780131184817
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Classroom Manual



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Prentice Hall

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This book fills the need for technical information that correlates to the National ASE Certification Test and the NATEF Automotive Program Standards for Automotive Content Area A4, (Steering and Suspension). Real world examples help users prepare to take and pass the ASE certification test. Accompanying the book is a multimedia CD-ROM that features sample ASE-type questions with answers. The major emphasis is on diagnosis and troubleshooting automotive steering and suspension systems. Along with ASE content, information is included on drive axle shafts, CV joints, and rear axles. For automotive service technicians.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains Objectives, Key Terms, and Introduction and concludes with Summary, and Review Questions)
Safety Precautions, Shop Practices, and Special Tools
Safety Precautions
Shop Practices
Special Tools
Wheel Alignment Equipment
Personal Protection Equipment
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Fire Safety
Chassis Problem Diagnosis
Gathering Information
Analyzing the Information
shy;Strategy-Based Diagnostics
Electrical and Electronics Basics
Electricity and Electronic Principles
Electrical Test Instruments and Testing
Steering Wheel, Steering Column, and Steering Gear Service
Steering Wheel and Column
Steering Column Diagnosis
Steering Gears
Standard Steering Gears
Rack and Pinion Steering Gears
Steering Linkage Service
Identifying the Steering Linkage
Inspecting and Replacing Components
Measurements and Adjustments
Power-Assisted Steering System Service
Power Steering Fluid
Drive Belt Service
Power Steering Testing
Hoses And Fittings
Power Steering Pump
shy;Power-Assisted Steering Gears
Four-Wheel-Steering System Service
Identifying a shy;Four-Wheel-Steering System
Rear Steering Gear, Actuator, or Power Cylinder
Steering Angle _Transfer Shaft
Electronic and Hydraulic Controls
Power Steering Pump
Rear Steering Linkage
Shock Absorber, Strut, and Spring Service
Identifying Shocks, Struts, and Springs
Shock Absorbers
Suspension Linkage Service
Suspension Ball Joints
Control Arms
Rear Suspension Component Service
Trailing and shy;Semi Trailing Arms
Antiroll Bars and Other Suspension Links
Rear Axle Steering Knuckle and Ball Joint
Basic Axle and Driveline Service
Driveline Joints
Diagnosis of Driveshaft and U-Joint Problems
Driveshaft Balance
Electronically Controlled Suspension Service
Identifying Electronically Controlled Suspensions
Electronic Suspension Precautions
Electronic Control System Inspection
Electronic Component Service
Specific Manufacturer System Diagnosis
Nissan Vehicle Damping System (VDC)
Wheel and Tire Service
Wheel and Tire Service
Basic Wheel Bearing Service
Basic Drum Brake Service
Basic Disc Brake Service
Tire Rotation
Wheel Alignment
Prealignment Inspection
Computerized shy;Four-Wheel Alignment
Measuring Alignment Angles
Measuring Wheel Alignment With Rear shy;Wheel-Steering
Computerized shy;Four-Wheel Alignment
shy;Two-Wheel Alignment
Alignment Angle Adjustments
Special Considerations
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