Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair (Book with CD-ROM)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-07-31
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Updated to reflect the latest technology in the automotive industry, this book will provide the knowledge and skills needed to successfully inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles of all makes and models. Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair, 3E begins by introducing readers to a number of automotive career options, shop management basics, plus necessary tools and equipment. The book then progresses to the theories of vehicle systems operations and includes step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing all major systems of the modern automobile. Updates include coverage of new vehicle technology like EVAP systems, on-board diagnostics and emissions, alternative fuels, and hybrid vehicles, making this book not only comprehensive but also current so that readers can feel confident they are learning the very latest in industry trends and techniques.

Table of Contents

The Automobile Industry
Introduction to the Automobile
Automotive Careers and Technician Certification
Shop Procedures, Safety, Tools, and Equipment
Shop Safety
Shop Management, Service Records, and Parts
Locating Service Information and Specifications
Measuring Tools and Systems
Hardware, Fasteners, Drills, and Thread Repair
Shop Tools
General Shop Equipment
Cleaning Equipment and Methods
Lifting Equipment and Air Compressors
Vehicle Inspection (Lubrication/Safety Check)
Engine Lubrication
Underhood and Body Inspection (Car on Ground)
Undercar Inspection and Service
Engine Operation and Service
Introduction to the Engine
Engine Classifications and Advanced Transportation Technologies
Engine Size and Measurements
Engine Upper End
Engine Lower End and Lubrication System Theory
Cooling and Fuel System Theory and Service
Cooling System Theory
Cooling System Service
Automotive Belts
Automotive Hoses
Automotive Plumbing: Tubing and Pipe
Fuels and Alternative Fuels
Fuel System Fundamentals
Fuel System Service
Intake and Exhaust Systems, Turbochargers and Superchargers
Electrical System Theory and Service
Basic Electrical System Theory and Repairs
Battery Fundamentals
Battery Service
Starting System Fundamentals
Starting System Service
Charging System Fundamentals
Charging System Service
Lighting and Wiring Fundamentals
Lighting and Wiring Service
Vehicle Electronics, Computer Controls and Comfort Systems
Automotive Computers and Electronics Fundamentals
Electronic and Computer Systems Service
Safety, Security, Comfort Systems, and Electrical Accessories
Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals
Heating and Air Conditioning Service
Engine Performance Diagnosis: Theory and Service
Ignition System Fundamentals
Ignition System Service
Emission Control System Fundamentals
Emission Control System Service
Advanced Emissions and On-board Diagnostics
Diagnosing Engine Performance Problems
Diagnosing Engine Mechanical Problems
Automotive Engine Service and Repair
Engine Removal and Disassembly
Engine Sealing, Gaskets, Fastener Torque
Engine Diagnosis and Service: Cylinder Head and Valvetrain
Engine Diagnosis and Service: Block, Crankshaft, Bearings, and Lubrication System
Engine Diagnosis and Service: Piston, Piston Rings, Connecting Rod, Engine Balancing
Ordering Parts, Short and Long Blocks, Engine Assembly
Engine Installation, Break in, and In-Chassis Repairs
Brakes and Tires
Brake Fundamentals
Brakes Service
Anti-lock Brakes ? Traction and Stability Control
Bearings, Seals, and Greases
Tire and Wheel Theory
Tire and Wheel Service
Suspension, Steering, Alignment
Suspension Fundamentals
Suspension System Service
Steering Fundamentals
Steering Service
Wheel Alignment Fundamentals
Wheel Alignment Service
Drive Train
Clutch Fundamentals
Clutch Diagnosis and Service
Manual Transmission Fundamentals
Manual Transmission Diagnosis and Service
Automatic Transmission Fundamentals
Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Service
Driveline Operation
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