Based on the premise that simple problems should always be checked first, Advanced Automotive Electronics is a practical, hands-on book that introduces the diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive engine control systems. The book opens with a time-tested, easy-to-follow, step-by-step diagnostic plan followed by advice, technical tips, problems and solutions. It presents the diagnostic funnel concept to ensure correct diagnosis and effective problem-solving. The book also helps readers prepare for the ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certification Test and the Enhanced Emissions Testing (I/M 240) Repair. It includes a sample ASE L1 certificate test in the appendix. A valuable reference book for automotive service technicians wishing to improve their diagnostic and troubleshooting skills as well as those preparing to take either the ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certification Test or the Enhanced Emissions Test.
This text covers the diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive engine control systems and, in addition, serves as preparation for the new Advanced Engine Performance section of the A.S.E. examination. Introductory chapters include details on scan tools, digital meters, and scopes and how to operate and read displays and use technical service bulletins. Performing visual inspection, using service manual information, and operating computerized data retrieval systems are also discussed. Remaining chapters discuss computer sensors and actuators including a summary of the purpose, function, and operation of each. Includes CD-ROM with Windows 95 v.1.0 and a hands-on exercise workbook. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Jim Halderman brings a world of experience to his writing. He has been a professional service technician, business owner and a professor at a nationally known college for over 20 years. Jim has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University and a Masters in Education from Miami University (Ohio) and is an ASE Certified Master Technician plus L1 and Alternative Fuel. Jim has written many automotive textbooks published by Pearson - Prentice Hall Publishing Company and is the Chek-Chart automotive textbook series editor. Jim also writes a weekly newspaper column titled “Straight Talk” for the Dayton Daily News in Dayton Ohio and is the holder of a U.S. patent (5,505,284) for an electronic transmission control device. He was named outstanding alumni from Ohio Northern University and outstanding regional instructor by General Motors Corporation.
Jim is also a member (member grade) of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) as well as the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) and has given technical presentations for many years at California Automotive Teachers (CAT), Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA) and national conferences.