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Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-04-10
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For courses in Automotive Principles (Automotive Technology) and Engine Repair and Rebuilding (A1) (Automotive Technology) in automotive departments of vocational and trade schools, as well as community colleges.
This text is part of the Pearson Automotive Series.

Preparing today’s automotive students for career success!
Market-leading Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance has been fully updated and expanded to address the latest technology and automotive systems. Written to current ASE tasks and standards, the text covers all tasks of the A6 (Automotive Electricity and Electronics) and A8 (Automotive Engine Performance) ASE certification areas. Each chapter includes practical examples and step-by-step photo sequences covering terminology, best practices, and on-the-job procedures. The 8th edition has been revised with more concise chapters and with new chapters on air management systems, security and immobilizer systems, and safety, comfort, and convenience accessories. Over 75 new full color line drawings and photos have been added to the new edition to help bring the subject to life.

Contact your Pearson representative to ask about bundling this text with the ASE Test Prep and Study Guide and ASE Correlated Task Sheets workbook. 

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.

Table of Contents

1. Service Information, Tools, and Safety
2. Environmental and Hazardous Materials
3. Electrical Fundamentals
4. Electrical Circuits and Ohm’s Law
5. Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits
6. Circuit Testers and Digital Meters
7. Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters
8. Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair
9. Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing
10. Capacitance and Capacitors
11. Magnetism and Electromagnetism
12. Electronic Fundamentals
13. Computer Fundamentals
14. CAN and Network Communications
15. Batteries
16. Battery Testing and Service
17. Cranking System
18. Cranking System Diagnosis and Service
19. Charging System
20. Charging System Diagnosis and Service
21. Lighting and Signaling Circuits
22. Driver Information and Navigation Systems
23. Safety, Comfort, and Convenience Accessories
24. Air Management System
25. Security and Immobilizer Systems
26. Airbag and Pretensioner Circuits
27. Audio System Operation and Diagnosis
28. Gasoline, Alternative Fuels, and Diesel Fuels
29. Ignition System Components and Operation
30. Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
31. Temperature Sensors
32. Throttle Position (TP) Sensors
33. MAP/BARO Sensors
34. Mass Air Flow Sensors
35. Oxygen Sensors
36. Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters
37. Fuel-Injection Components and Operation
38. Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems
39. Electronic Throttle Control System
40. Fuel-Injection System Diagnosis and Service
41. Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing
42. Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis
43. On-Board Diagnosis
44. Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis
45. Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures
46. Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies

1. Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) Sample ASE Certification Test and Answers
2. Sample A8 ASE Certification-Type Test
3. 2017 A6 ASE Correlation Chart
4. 2017 A8 ASE Correlation Chart

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