Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis / Edition 5

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Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis, Fifth Edition, offers a practical, hands-on introduction to the diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive engine control systems. It serves students as a single source for information on digital storage oscilloscopes, fuel injection and ignition system diagnoses, five-gas exhaust analysis, emission testing, and more–with a very technical, but easy-to-read and understand, presentation.

This title meets the needs for a textbook that combines topics in engine performance (ASE A8 content area) and topics covered in the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE test content area. By combining these two complementary subjects into one comprehensive textbook, it is easier for the instructor to teach these topics and is cost effective for the student.

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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: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 407,418
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James D. Halderman

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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Diagnostic Process

Chapter 2 CAN and Network Communications

Chapter 3 On-Board Diagnosis

Chapter 4 Global OBD II and Mode $06

Chapter 5 Circuit Testers and Digital Meters

Chapter 6 Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters

Chapter 7 Starting and Charging System Diagnosis

Chapter 8 Ignition System Operation

Chapter 9 Ignition System Diagnosis

Chapter 10 Gasoline, Alternative Fuels and Diesel Fuels

Chapter 11 Temperature Sensors

Chapter 12 Throttle Position (TP) Sensors

Chapter 13 MAP/BARO Sensors

Chapter 14 Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensors

Chapter 15 Oxygen Sensors

Chapter 16 Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors

Chapter 17 Fuel Trim Diagnosis

Chapter 18 Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters

Chapter 19 Fuel Injection Components and Operation

Chapter 20 Gasoline Direct Injection Systems

Chapter 21 Electronic Throttle Control Systems

Chapter 22 Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 23 Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing

Chapter 24 Emission Control System Devices, Operation, and Diagnosis

Chapter 25 Engine Condition Diagnosis

Chapter 26 In-Vehicle Engine Service

Chapter 27 Symptom-Based Diagnosis

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