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Automotive Technology Principles, Diagnosis, and Service

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-10-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Automotive Technology addresses advances in automotive systems. Written to current ASE tasks, the text examines the 8 major areas of automotive service in 136 concise chapters. Practical examples and step-by-step photo sequences cover terminology, procedures and best practices.

Automotive Technology is designed for your success. Its learning outcomes and objectives are aligned with ASE standards, and its concise, easy-to-read chapters present content in manageable sections. Case studies will help you handle real-world customer issues, while step-by-step photo sequences prepare you for tasks such as diagnosing and troubleshooting faults.

The 6th Edition has 6 new chapters that make it easier to study and retain ASE topics. New case studies and more than 100 new visuals offer added context to deepen your understanding.

This print textbook is available for students to rent for their classes. The Pearson print rental program provides students with affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed.

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. Automotive Background and Overview
2. Careers in the Automotive Service Industry
3. Starting a Career in the Automotive Industry
4. Working as a Professional Service Technician
5. Technician Certification
6. Shop Safety
7. Environmental and Hazardous Materials
8. Fasteners and Thread Repair
9. Hand Tools
10. Power Tools and Shop Equipment
11. Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting
12. Measuring Systems and Tools
13. Scientific Principles and Materials
14. Math, Charts, and Calculations
15. Service Information
16. Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings
17. Preventative Maintenance and Service Procedures
18. Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications
19. Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis
20. Coolant
21. Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis
22. Engine Oil
23. Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis
24. Intake and Exhaust Systems
25. Turbocharging and Supercharging
26. Engine Condition Diagnosis
27. In-Vehicle Engine Service
28. Engine Removal and Disassembly
29. Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection
30. Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service
31. Valve and Seat Service
32. Camshafts and Valve Trains
33. Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods
34. Engine Blocks
35. Crankshafts, Balance Shafts, and Bearings
36. Gaskets and Sealants
37. Engine Assembly and Dynamometer Testing
38. Engine Installation and Break-in
39. Electrical Fundamentals
40. Electrical Circuits and Ohm’s Law
41. Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits
42. Circuit Testers and Digital Meters
43. Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters
44. Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair
45. Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing
46. Capacitance and Capacitors
47. Magnetism and Electromagnetism
48. Electronic Fundamentals
49. CAN and Network Communications
50. Batteries
51. Battery Testing and Service
52. Cranking System
53. Cranking System Diagnosis and Service
54. Charging System
55. Charging System Diagnosis and Service
56. Lighting and Signaling Circuits
57. Driver Information and Navigation Systems
58. Comfort and Convenience Accessories
59. Security and Immobilizer Systems
60. Airbag and Pretensioner Circuits
61. Autonomous Vehicles – Operation and Service Procedures
62. Audio System Operation and Diagnosis
63. Heating and Air-Conditioning Components and Operation
64. Air Management System
65. Automatic Air-Conditioning System Operation
66. Heating and Air-Conditioning System Diagnosis
67. Heating and Air-Conditioning System Service
68. Gasoline
69. Alternative Fuels
70. Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels
71. Ignition System Components and Operation
72. Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
73. Computer Fundamentals
74. Temperature Sensors
75. Throttle Position (TP) Sensors
76. MAP/BARO Sensors
77. Mass Air Flow Sensors
78. Oxygen Sensors
79. Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters
80. Fuel-Injection Components and Operation
81. Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems
82. Electronic Throttle Control System
83. Fuel-Injection System Diagnosis and Service
84. Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing
85. Evaporative Emission Control Systems
86. Exhaust Gas Recirculation Systems
87. Positive Crankcase Ventilation and Secondary Air-Injection Systems
88. Catalytic Converters
89. On-Board Diagnosis
90. Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis
91. Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles
92. Hybrid Vehicle High-Voltage Batteries
93. Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
94. Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures
95. Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies
96. Braking System Components and Performance Standards
97. Braking System Principles and Friction Materials
98. Brake Hydraulic Systems
99. Hydraulic Valves and Switches
100. Brake Fluid and Lines
101. Brake Bleeding Methods and Procedures
102. Wheel Bearings and Service
103. Drum Brakes
104. Drum Brake Diagnosis and Service
105. Disc Brakes
106. Disc Brake Diagnosis and Service
107. Parking Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service
108. Machining Brake Drums and Rotors
109. Power Brake Unit Operation, Diagnosis, and Service
110. ABS Components and Operation
111. ABS Diagnosis and Service
112. Electronic Stability Control Systems
113. Tires and Wheels
114. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
115. Tire and Wheel Service
116. Suspension System Principles and Components
117. Front Suspensions and Service
118. Rear Suspensions and Service
119. Electronic Suspension Systems
120. Steering Columns and Gears
121. Steering Linkage and Service
122. Hydraulic Power Steering Systems
123. Electric Power Steering Systems
124. Wheel Alignment Principles
125. Alignment Diagnosis and Service
126. Clutches
127. Manual Transmissions/Transaxles
128. Drive Shafts and CV Joints
129. Drive Shafts and CV Joint Service
130. Drive Axles and Differentials
131. Four-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel Drive
132. Vibration and Noise Diagnosis and Correction
133. Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Principles
134. Hydraulic Components and Control Systems
135. Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis and In-Vehicle Service
136. Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Unit Repair

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