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Automotive Suspension & Steering System

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4th
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9781401896829

ISBN10:
1401896820
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Pub. Date:
7/11/2006
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CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Summary

This new edition features the most current content on suspension and steering systems for today's cars, SUVs, light duty trucks and now, hybrids! The 4th Edition is teeming with new and improved content, from the latest mandatory tire pressure monitoring systems to the newest electronically-controlled suspension systems. New information on the latest front and rear suspension designs, recent developments in steering columns and air bag systems, and the latest electronic power steering gears are also discussed.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Suspension and Steering Systems
1(27)
Introduction
1(1)
Frames and Unitized Bodies
2(2)
Front Suspension Systems
4(1)
Rear Suspension Systems
5(2)
Tires, Wheels, and Hubs
7(2)
Shock Absorbers and Struts
9(2)
Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems and Shock Absorbers
11(2)
Steering Systems
13(6)
Wheel Alignment
19(3)
Steering Axis Inclination
22(3)
Summary
25(1)
Review Questions
26(2)
Basic Theories
28(19)
Introduction
28(1)
Newton's Laws of Motion
28(1)
Work and Force
29(1)
Energy
29(1)
Energy Conversion
30(1)
Inertia
31(1)
Momentum
31(1)
Friction
31(1)
Mass, Weight, and Volume
31(1)
Torque
31(1)
Power
32(1)
Principles Involving Tires and Wheels in Motion
33(1)
Principles Involving the Balance of Wheels in Motion
34(3)
Principles Involving Liquids and Gases
37(3)
Atmospheric Pressure
40(1)
Vacuum
41(2)
Venturi Principle
43(1)
Summary
44(1)
Review Questions
45(2)
Wheel Bearings
47(16)
Introduction
47(1)
Bearing Loads
47(1)
Ball Bearings
48(2)
Roller Bearings
50(2)
Seals
52(1)
Wheel Bearings
53(5)
Rear Axle Bearings
58(1)
Bearing Lubrication
58(1)
Summary
59(1)
Review Questions
60(3)
Tires and Wheels
63(31)
Introduction
63(1)
Tire Design
63(3)
Tire Ply and Belt Design
66(1)
Tire Tread Design
67(2)
Tire Manufacturing Defects
69(1)
Tire Ratings and Sidewall Information
69(3)
Specialty Tires
72(1)
Replacement Tires
73(1)
Tire Valves
74(2)
Tire Chains
76(1)
Compact Spare Tires
76(1)
Run-Flat Tires
77(2)
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
79(4)
Tire Contact Area
83(1)
Tire Placard and Inflation Pressure
84(1)
Tire Motion Forces
84(2)
Wheel Rims
86(2)
Static Wheel Balance Theory
88(1)
Dynamic Wheel Balance Theory
89(2)
Summary
91(1)
Review Questions
91(3)
Shock Absorbers and Struts
94(16)
Introduction
94(1)
Shock Absorber Design
94(1)
Shock Absorber Operation
95(2)
Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers and Struts
97(1)
Heavy-Duty Shock Absorber Design
97(1)
Shock Absorber Ratios
98(1)
Strut Design, Front Suspension
99(3)
Shock Absorber and Strut Design, Rear Suspension
102(1)
Travel Sensitive Strut
103(1)
Adjustable Struts
104(1)
Load-Leveling Shock Absorbers
105(1)
Electronically Controlled Shock Absorbers and Struts
106(1)
Summary
107(1)
Review Questions
108(2)
Front Suspension Systems
110(38)
Introduction
110(1)
Suspension System Components
111(10)
Short-and-Long Arm Front Suspension Systems
121(5)
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension System Design
126(5)
Modified MacPherson Strut Suspension
131(1)
High-Performance Front Suspension Systems
132(4)
Torsion Bar Suspension
136(6)
Curb Riding Height
142(1)
Front Spring Sag, Curb Riding Height, and Caster Angle
142(2)
Spring Sag, Curb Riding Height, and Camber Angle
144(1)
Summary
144(1)
Review Questions
145(3)
Rear Suspension Systems
148(29)
Introduction
148(1)
Noise, Vibration, Harshness
148(4)
Live-Axle Rear Suspension Systems
152(6)
Semi-Independent Rear Suspension Systems
158(1)
Independent Rear Suspension Systems
159(13)
Curb Riding Height
172(1)
Spring Sag, Curb Riding Height, and Caster Angle
172(1)
Summary
173(1)
Review Questions
174(3)
Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems
177(44)
Introduction
178(1)
Programmed Ride Control System
178(4)
Electronic Air Suspension System Components
182(11)
Electronic Air Suspension System Operation
193(2)
Air Suspension System Design Variations
195(2)
Vehicle Dynamic Suspension (VDS) System
197(1)
Electronic Suspension Control (ESC) System
198(8)
Integrated Electronic Systems and Data Links
206(3)
Vehicle Stability Control
209(7)
Active Roll Control Systems
216(1)
Summary
217(2)
Review Questions
219(2)
Steering Columns and Steering Linkage Mechanisms
221(20)
Introduction
221(2)
Conventional Nontilt Steering Column
223(3)
Tilt Steering Column
226(2)
Electronic Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
228(2)
Steering Linkage Mechanisms
230(7)
Steering Damper
237(1)
Summary
238(1)
Review Questions
239(2)
Power Steering Pumps
241(26)
Introduction
241(1)
Power Steering Pump Drive Belts
241(2)
Types of Power-Assisted Steering Systems
243(3)
Power Steering Pump Design
246(3)
Power Steering Pump Operation
249(1)
Power Steering Pumps and 42-Volt Electrical Systems
250(3)
Electrohydraulic Power Steering and Hybrid Vehicles
253(10)
Summary
263(1)
Review Questions
264(3)
Recirculating Ball Steering Gears
267(10)
Introduction
267(1)
Manual Recirculating Ball Steering Gears
268(2)
Power Recirculating Ball Steering Gears
270(4)
Summary
274(1)
Review Questions
274(3)
Rack and Pinion Steering Gears
277(35)
Introduction
277(1)
Manual Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Main Components
277(2)
Steering Gear Ratio
279(1)
Manual Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Mounting
279(1)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Rack and Pinion Steering
279(1)
Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gears
280(4)
Types of Rack and Pinion Steering Gears
284(3)
Electronic Variable Orifice Steering
287(2)
Saginaw Electronic Variable Orifice Steering
289(3)
Rack-Drive Electronic Power Steering
292(2)
Electronic Power Steering System Operation
294(9)
Column-Drive Electronic Power Steering
303(1)
Column-Drive Electronic Power Steering Operation
304(1)
Pinion-Drive Electronic Power Steering
305(1)
Hybrid Vehicle Safety Precautions
306(2)
Summary
308(1)
Review Questions
309(3)
Four-Wheel Steering Systems
312(17)
Introduction
312(1)
Electronically Controlled Four-Wheel Steering
313(2)
Input Sensors
315(1)
Four-Wheel Steering System Operation
315(1)
Quadrasteer Four-Wheel Steering Systems
316(7)
Quadrasteer Four-Wheel Steering System Operation
323(2)
Rear Active Steering System
325(1)
Summary
326(1)
Review Questions
327(2)
Frames and Frame Damage
329(11)
Introduction
329(1)
Types of Frames and Frame Construction
329(2)
Unitized Body Design
331(1)
Vehicle Directional Stability
332(1)
Vehicle Tracking
333(1)
Types of Frame Damage
334(3)
Summary
337(1)
Review Questions
338(2)
Four Wheel Alignment, Part I
340(27)
Introduction
340(1)
Wheel Alignment Theory
341(1)
Importance of Four Wheel Alignment
341(1)
Rear Wheel Alignment and Vehicle Tracking Problems
342(3)
Types of Wheel Alignment
345(1)
Computer Alignment Systems
346(7)
Camber Fundamentals
353(2)
Driving Conditions Affecting Camber
355(3)
Caster Fundamentals
358(4)
Safety Factors and Caster
362(1)
Steering Terminology
362(1)
Summary
363(1)
Review Questions
364(3)
Four Wheel Alignment, Part II
367(16)
Introduction
367(1)
Steering Axis Inclination (SAI) Definition
367(1)
SAI Purpose
368(2)
SAI and Safety Factors
370(1)
Scrub Radius
370(2)
Wheel Setback
372(1)
Toe Definition
372(1)
Toe Setting for Front-Wheel-Drive and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
373(1)
Toe Adjustment and Tire Wear
373(1)
Turning Radius
374(2)
Rear Wheel Alignment
376(2)
Summary
378(2)
Review Questions
380(3)
Glossary 383(18)
Index 401


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