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Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-03-25
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For courses in engine performance and drivability, fuel emissions systems, and automotive principles.
This text is part of the Pearson Automotive Series.

Preparing today’s automotive students for career success!
Market-leading Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis has been fully updated and expanded to address the latest technology and automotive systems. Written to meet the needs of a second semester Engine Performance (A8) course, it covers many tasks of the ASE A8 content area as well as topics to prepare students for the ASE Advanced Level Engine Performance (L1) certification test. Each chapter includes practical examples and step-by-step photo sequences covering terminology, best practices, and on-the-job procedures. The 7th edition has enhanced chapters on oscilloscopes and DSOs, plus over 75 new full color photos and line drawings. New content includes many case studies that include the “Three Cs” (Complaint, Cause and Correction), plus new content on immobilizer systems, and module programming.

Author Biography

Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology.

He has a bachelor of science degree from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a US patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE-certified master automotive technician (A1-A9) plus G1, L1, and L3.

Jim is the author of 18 automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson. Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member of and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and a member of the advisory board for the technological studies department of Ohio Northern University.

Jim and his wife, Michelle, live in Dayton, Ohio. You can reach Jim at jim@jameshalderman.com.

Curt Ward has worked as a technician, shop foreman, and service manager in the retail sector of the automotive industry for thirteen years. He is an ASE master automotive technician and a Chrysler master technician.

Curt has presented technical seminars at numerous conferences around the country. He has presented for ICAIA, CAT, and NACAT. Curt is an active member of ICAIA and NACAT. He has served as secretary and president of NACAT and was conference host for the 2015 NACAT conference. In 2015 Curt was named the NACAT MVP award winner for his outstanding contributions to NACAT.

Curt has an associate of applied science degree in automotive service technology from Southern Illinois University. He earned a master’s degree in adult education from the University of Phoenix, and a bachelor of fine arts degree in organizational communications from North Central College.

Curt and his wife, Tammy, have five children and five grandchildren. Together they enjoy traveling and exploring historical sites. In his spare time, Curt enjoys modeling three-rail O-gauge railroads.

Table of Contents

1. The Diagnostic Process
2. Gasoline, Alternative Fuels, and Diesel Fuels
3. Circuit Testers and Digital Meters
4. Oscilloscopes and DSOs
5. Gasoline Engine Systems
6. In-Vehicle Engine Service
7. Valve Train and Variable Valve Timing Systems
8. Engine and Misfire Diagnosis
9. CAN and Network Communications
10. On-Board Diagnosis and Monitors
11. Global OBD II and Mode $06
12. Immobilizer System
13. Starting and Charging Systems Diagnosis
14. Ignition System Operation and Service
15. Temperature Sensors
16. Throttle Position (TP) Sensors
17. MAP and MAF Sensors
18. Electronic Throttle Control Systems
19. Oxygen Sensors
20. Fuel Trim Diagnosis
21. Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters
22. Fuel Injection Systems
23. Gasoline Direct Injection Systems
24. Fuel Injection System Diagnosis
25. Electronic Transmission Controls
26. Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing
27. Emission Control System Devices, Operation, and Diagnosis
28. Module Reprogramming
29. Symptom-Based Diagnosis

1. Sample L1 Test
2. ASE correlation chart

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