Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis / Edition 5

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132540094
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 482,590
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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 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. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. 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 and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University.

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Table of Contents

1. The Diagnostic Process.
2. Diagnostic Trouble Code Retrieval.
3. Technical Service Bulletins and Scan Tool Data.
4. Digital Multimeters and Digital Storage Oscilloscopes.
5. Advanced Starting and Charging Systems Diagnosis.
6. Ignition System Diagnosis.
7. Engine Fuels and Driveability Diagnosis.
8. Advanced Computer Sensor Diagnosis.
9. Computerized Carburetor Diagnosis.
10. Electronic Fuel Injection Diagnosis.
11. Emission Control Device Diagnosis.
12. 5-Gas Exhaust Analysis.
13. Engine Condition Diagnosis.
14. Symptom-Based Diagnosis.
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