Automotive Technology

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-18
  • Publisher: Pearson
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What is included with this book?


Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Fourth Edition,meets the needs for a comprehensive book that covers all eight areas of automotive service, plus the soft skills and tool knowledge that must also be taught.  Because many automotive systems are intertwined, presenting all systems together in one text makes it easier for the student to see how they are all connected.  Topics are divided into 133 short chapters, which makes it easier for instructors and students to learn and master the content.

Author Biography

James D. Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate dealership technician, a business owner and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master's Degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device used throughout the United States and Canada.

In addition to the numerous automotive technology textbooks he authored for Pearson Jim also writes a weekly newspaper column on automotive service for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1               Automotive Background and Overview

Chapter 2               Careers in the Automotive Service Industry

Chapter 3               Starting a Career in the Automotive Industry

Chapter 4               Working as a Professional Service Technician

Chapter 5               Technician Certification

Chapter 6               Shop Safety

Chapter 7               Environmental and Hazardous Materials

Chapter 8               Fasteners and Thread Repair

Chapter 9               Hand Tools

Chapter 10             Power Tools and Shop Equipment

Chapter 11             Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting

Chapter 12             Measuring Systems and Tools

Chapter 13             Scientific Principles and Materials

Chapter 14             Math, Charts and Calculations

Chapter 15             Service Information

Chapter 16             Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings

Chapter 17             Preventive Maintenance and Service Procedures

Chapter 18             Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts and Specifications

Chapter 19             Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 20             Coolant

Chapter 21             Cooling System Operation andDiagnosis

Chapter 22             Engine Oil

Chapter 23             Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 24             Intake and Exhaust Systems

Chapter 25             Turbocharging and Supercharging

Chapter 26             Engine Condition Diagnosis

Chapter 27             In-Vehicle Engine Service

Chapter 28             Engine Removal and Disassembly

Chapter 29             Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection

Chapter 30             Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service

Chapter 31             Valve and Seat Service

Chapter 32             Camshafts and Valve Trains

Chapter 33             Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods

Chapter 34             Engine Blocks

Chapter 35             Crankshafts, Balance Shafts, and Bearings

Chapter 36             Gaskets and Sealants

Chapter 37             Engine Assembly and Dynamometer Testing

Chapter 38             Engine Installation and Break-In

Chapter 39             Electrical Fundamentals

Chapter 40             Electrical Circuits and Ohm’s Law

Chapter 41             Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits

Chapter 42             Circuit Testers and Digital Meters

Chapter 43             Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters

Chapter 44             Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair

Chapter 45             Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing

Chapter 46             Capacitance and Capacitors

Chapter 47             Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Chapter 48             Electronic Fundamentals

Chapter 49             CAN and Network Communications

Chapter 50             Batteries

Chapter 51             Battery Testing and Service

Chapter 52             Cranking Systems

Chapter 53             Cranking System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 54             Charging Systems

Chapter 55             Charging System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 56             Lighting and Signaling Circuits

Chapter 57             Driver Information and Navigation Systems

Chapter 58             Horn, Wiper, and Blower Motor Circuits

Chapter 59             Accessory Circuits

Chapter 60             Restraint Systems and Airbags

Chapter 61             Audio System Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 62             Heating and Air-Conditioning Components and Operation

Chapter 63             Automatic Air-Conditioning System Operation

Chapter 64             Heating and Air-Conditioning System Diagnosis

Chapter 65             Heating and Air-Conditioning System Service

Chapter 66             Gasoline

Chapter 67             Alternative Fuels

Chapter 68             Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels

Chapter 69             Ignition System Components and Operation

Chapter 70             Ignition System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 71             Computer Fundamentals

Chapter 72             Temperature Sensors

Chapter 73             Throttle Position Sensors

Chapter 74             MAP/BARO Sensors

Chapter 75             Mass Air Flow Sensors

Chapter 76             Oxygen Sensors

Chapter 77             Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters

Chapter 78             Fuel Injection Components and Operation

Chapter 79             Gasoline Direct Injection Systems

Chapter 80             Electronic Throttle Control Systems

Chapter 81             Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 82             Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing

Chapter 83             Evaporative Emission Control Systems

Chapter 84             Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Systems

Chapter 85             Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) And Secondary Air Injection (SAI) Systems

Chapter 86             Catalytic Converters

Chapter 87             On-Board Diagnosis

Chapter 88             Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis

Chapter 89             Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Chapter 90             Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures

Chapter 91             Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies

Chapter 92             Braking System Components and Performance Standards

Chapter 93             Braking System Principles

Chapter 94             Brake Hydraulic Systems

Chapter 95             Hydraulic Valves and Switches

Chapter 96             Brake Fluid and Lines

Chapter 97             Brake Bleeding Methods and Procedures

Chapter 98             Wheel Bearings and Service

Chapter 99             Drum Brakes

Chapter 100           Drum Brake Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 101           Disc Brakes

Chapter 102           Disc Brake Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 103           Parking Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service

Chapter 104           Machining Brake Drums and Rotors

Chapter 105           Power Brake Unit Operation, Diagnosis, and Service

Chapter 106           ABS Components and Operation

Chapter 107           ABS Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 108           Electronic Stability Control Systems

Chapter 109           Tires and Wheels

Chapter 110           Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Chapter 111           Tire and Wheel Service

Chapter 112           Suspension System Components and Operation

Chapter 113           Front Suspension and Service

Chapter 114           Rear Suspension and Service

Chapter 115           Electronic Suspension Systems

Chapter 116           Steering Columns and Gears

Chapter 117           Steering Linkage and Service

Chapter 118           Power-Assisted Steering Operation and Service

Chapter 119           Wheel Alignment Principles

Chapter 120           Alignment Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 121           Clutches

Chapter 122           Manual Transmissions/Transaxles

Chapter 123           Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joints

Chapter 124           Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joint Service

Chapter 125           Differentials

Chapter 126           Four-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel Drive

Chapter 127           Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Principles

Chapter 128           Hydraulic Components and Control Systems

Chapter 129           Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis and In-Vehicle Service

Chapter 130           Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Unit Repair

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