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Automotive Encyclopedia is a complete automotive library in one easy-to-understand volume. In addition to exploring the many sciences involved in vehicle operationelectricity and electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.this comprehensive textbook details the design, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of todays cars and light trucks. Automotive Encyclopedias concise presentation gives students a thorough understanding of automotive technology, service, and repair without overwhelming them with minute detail. This makes it the ideal choice for high school programs that prepare students for  postsecondary training programs or entry-level employment.

The Automotive Encyclopedia is a complete, up-to-date automotive library in one easy-to-understand volume. Thorough coverage is given to fundamental principles as well as troubleshooting, service, and repair. The book provides the foundation on which a thorough knowledge of automotive technology is based.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590704226
  • Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Goodheart-Wilcox Automotive Encyclopedia Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents


Automotive Safety     13
Safety     13
Right-to-Know Laws     15
Proper Disposal of Automotive Wastes     15
Fire Prevention     16
Ventilation     16
Jacks and Lifts     16
Tool Safety     16
Dress Properly     18
Lift Properly     19
Welding Safety     19
Owner's Manuals, Service Manuals, and Repair Manuals     21
Introduction     21
Owner's Manuals     21
Service Manuals and Repair Manuals     22
Technical Service Bulletins     22
Flat Rate Manual     24
Computerized Service Information     25
On-line Services     25
Technical Assistance Hotlines     25
Automotive Tools     29
Tools     29
Wrenches     29
Sockets and Ratchets     31
Specialty Wrenches     32
Pliers     33
Screwdrivers     34
Hammers     35
Electric Drills     38
Impact Wrenches     38
Files     39
Retrieving Tools     40
SolderingTools     40
Hacksaws     41
Taps and Dies     42
Cleaning Equipment     43
Fasteners, Seals, and Gaskets     47
Fasteners     47
Threaded Fasteners     47
Keys and Pins     52
Snap Rings     52
Rivets     52
Adhesives     53
Sealants     53
Seals     53
Gaskets     55
Measuring Instruments     59
Measuring Instruments     59
Micrometers     59
Telescoping Gauges and Small Hole Gauges     61
Vernier Calipers     61
Dial Gauges     62
Feeler Gauge     62
Meters, Testers, and Analyzers     65
Automotive Meters, Testers, and Analyzers     65
Analog and Digital Meters     65
Multimeters     66
Test Light     67
Tachometers     67
Dwell Meters     67
Battery/Starter Testers     67
Timing Light     68
Oil Pressure Gauge     68
Fuel Pressure Gauge     69
Compression Gauge     69
Vacuum Gauge      69
Vacuum Tester     69
Exhaust Gas Analyzers     69
Oscilloscopes     70
Scan Tools     71
Engine Analyzers     71
Engine Fundamentals     73
Engine Fundamentals     73
Engine Fuels     73
Engine Design     73
Reciprocating Engines     74
Engine Components     74
Combustion Chamber Design     79
Engine Operating Sequence     81
Measuring Engine Performance     85
Engine Performance     85
Bore, Stroke, Displacement     88
Compression Ratio     88
Engine Efficiency     88
Brake Horsepower     89
Engine Torque     90
Rated Horsepower     90
Indicated Horsepower     90
Friction Horsepower     91
Engine Top End Construction     93
Engine Top End     93
Cylinder Heads     93
Intake Manifolds     94
Exhaust Manifolds     94
Valve Trains     94
Cam Functions     95
Camshafts     96
Camshaft Bearings      97
Camshaft Drive Mechanisms     97
Valves     98
Valve Springs     102
Valve Lifters     102
Valve Seals     104
Valve Retainers and Keepers     104
Rocker Arms     104
Push Rods     104
Engine Bottom End Construction     107
Engine Bottom End     107
Engine Block Construction     107
Crankshafts     108
Vibration Dampers     111
Connecting Rods     112
Piston Construction     112
Piston Rings     113
Compression Rings     113
Oil Control Rings     114
Piston Pins     115
Flywheels     116
Balance Shafts     116
Bearings     118
Main Bearing Caps and Seals     120
Engine Removal, Disassembly, and Cleaning     123
Engine Removal     123
Engine Disassembly     124
Cleaning     127
Inspection and Measurement     128
Engine Top End Service     131
Engine Top End Service     131
Cylinder Head Service     131
Valve Seat Reconditioning      133
Valve Guide Service     134
Valve Service     137
Valve Spring Service     139
Valve Operating Mechanisms     142
Push Rod Service     143
Rocker Arm Service     143
Lifter Service     143
Camshaft Service     145
Camshaft Bearings     146
Timing Belt Service     147
Timing Chain Service     147
Timing Gear Service     148
Head Bolt Torque     148
Engine Bottom End Service     151
Engine Bottom End Service     151
Engine Block Service     151
Cylinder Reconditioning     153
Crankshaft Service     156
Bearing Clearance     158
Bearing Removal     159
Replacement of Inserts     159
Piston Service     165
Piston Ring Service     166
Connecting Rod Service     170
Piston Pin Service     171
Balancing Engines     173
Engine Lubrication     177
Oil     177
Properties of Engine Oil     177
Selecting Viscosities     178
Oil Service Classifications      178
Oil Changes     180
Oil Filters     180
Lubricating Methods     180
Engine Cooling Systems     187
Cooling Systems     187
Water Pumps     189
Belts     189
Hoses and Clamps     191
Radiators     192
Automatic Transmission Fluid Cooler     193
Closed Cooling Systems     193
Radiator Caps     193
Cooling Fans     194
Thermostats     196
Heater Core     197
Antifreeze Solutions     197
Air-cooled Engines     199
Cooling System Testing     200
Cooling System Troubleshooting     202
Cooling System Flush     203
Diesel and Other Engines     207
Diesel Engines     207
Truck Engines     209
Racing Engines     210
Rotary Engines     210
Miller-Cycle Engines     214
Variable-Compression Engines     215
Hybrid Vehicles     215
Fuel Cell Vehicles     216
Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics     219
Electricity      219
Insulators     221
Conductors     221
Volts, Amperes, Ohms     221
Types of Electrical Circuits     222
Magnetism     223
Electronics     227
Automotive Fuels     235
Automotive Fuels     235
Volatility     235
Combustion of Gasoline     237
Antiknock Qualities     239
Fuel Additives     240
Lead-free Gasoline     240
Alcohol as a Fuel     240
Diesel Fuels     241
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)     241
Fuel Supply Systems, Intake Systems, Superchargers, and Turbochargers     243
Fuel Pumps     243
Mechanical Fuel Pump     243
Electric Fuel Pumps     244
Fuel Filters     245
Fuel Gauges     246
Intake Systems     248
Air Filters     248
Intake Manifold     249
Superchargers     251
Turbochargers     254
Fuel Injection Systems     259
Fuel Injection     259
Classifying Gasoline Injection Systems     259
Servicing Fuel Injection Systems      264
On-Board Diagnostic Systems     265
Verifying Fuel Injector Operation     265
Checking Fuel Pressure     266
Injector Balance Test     266
Relieving EFI System Pressure     266
Servicing Fuel Injectors     268
Rebuilding a Throttle Body     270
Methods of Diesel Injection     270
Carburetor Fundamentals and Service     275
Carburetors     275
Carburetor Circuits     277
Air/Fuel Mixture     287
Stoichiometric Mixture     288
Computerized Systems     288
Electro-Mechanical Carburetors     288
Carburetor Service     290
Ignition System Fundamentals and Service     301
Ignition System Operation     301
Ignition Coils     302
Distributor Cap     302
Rotor     302
Spark Plug Wires     303
Spark Plugs     303
Ignition Timing     306
Specific Ignition Systems     307
Breaker Point Ignition     307
Electronic Ignition     309
Computerized Ignition Systems     312
Distributorless Ignition     312
Direct Ignition     314
Ignition System Service     315
Performing a Spark Test     315
Ignition Coil Service     315
Distributor Cap and Rotor Service     316
Spark Plug Service     316
Spark Plug Wire Service     319
Pickup Coil Service     319
Contact Point and Condenser Service     320
Adjusting Ignition Timing     321
Testing Centrifugal and Vacuum Distributor Advance Systems     322
Ignition Control Module Service     322
Distributors and Direct Ignition System Service     322
Batteries and Battery Service     325
Batteries     325
Battery Construction     325
Maintenence-free Batteries     327
Battery Voltage and Capacity     329
Battery Ratings     329
Battery Inspection     330
Battery Testing     330
Jump Starting an Engine     336
Starting System Fundamentals and Service     339
Starting System Fundamentals     339
Starting Motor Operating Principles     339
Starting Motor Types     343
Starting Motor Internal Circuits     343
Neutral Safety Switch      347
Troubleshooting the Starting System     347
Starter Maintenance     348
Starting Motor Tests     348
Charging System Fundamentals     353
Charging Systems     353
Alternator Construction     356
Alternator Operation     357
Voltage Regulators     359
Voltage Regulator Types     359
Computer-Controlled Voltage Regulation     364
42-Volt Electrical Systems     364
Charging System Service     367
Charging System Testing and Service     367
Charging System Inspection     367
Charging System Precautions and Tests     368
Alternator Removal     369
Alternator Disassembly     370
Bench Tests     370
Repairs/Replacement     372
Alternator Reassembly     372
Alternator Reinstallation     372
Computer System Fundamentals and Service     375
Computer Control Systems     375
Components of a Computer Control System     377
Sensors     377
Electronic Control Module Operation     382
Actuators     384
Computer Control System Troubleshooting     386
On-Board Diagnostic Systems     386
Diagnostic Trouble Codes     386
Activating Self-Diagnostic Systems     387
Using Diagnostic Information     389
Sensor Service     390
Actuator Service     394
Electronic Control Module Troubleshooting     394
Exhaust Systems     397
Exhaust Systems     397
Exhaust Manifold     397
Mufflers     398
Catalytic Converters     399
Exhaust System Corrosion     400
Servicing Exhaust Systems     402
Emission Controls     405
Introduction     405
Automotive Emission Standards     405
Positive Crankcase Ventilation     406
Exhaust Emission Controls     408
Precombustion Controls     408
Post-combustion Controls     413
Engine Troubleshooting     421
Engine Troubleshooting     421
Test Equipment     421
Effect of Emission Controls     421
Strategy-Based Diagnostics     422
Self-diagnosis     422
Troubleshooting Charts     422
Driveability and Tune-up     433
Driveability and Tune-up     433
Tune-up Test Procedure     435
Checking Compression Pressure     440
Using a Vacuum Gauge     440
Tuning Emission Controls     441
Clutches     443
Purpose of the Clutch     443
Design and Construction     443
Parts Location and Relationship     443
Clutch Service     451
Clutch Adjustment     452
Clutch Overhaul     453
Clutch Troubleshooting     454
Manual Transmission Fundamentals     457
Manual Transmissions     457
Application of Torque     457
Gear Usage     457
Three-speed Manual Transmission     458
Helical Gears     459
Synchronizing Clutch     460
Four-speed Manual Transmission     460
Overdrive Revival     460
Planetary Gear Systems     461
Transmission Overdrives     463
Five-speed Overdrive Transmission     464
Manual Transmission Service     469
Manual Transmission Maintenance     469
Check Fluid Level     470
Replace the Rear Seal      470
Test the Gearshift Operation     470
Check Clutch Pedal Free Play     470
Manual Transmission Troubleshooting     470
Manual Transmission Service     472
Removal of Transmission From Car     472
Disassembly: Three-speed Manual Transmission     473
Clean and Check: Three-speed Manual Transmission     473
Reassembly: Three-speed Manual Transmission     475
Disassembly: Four-speed Manual Transmission     477
Clean and Check: Four-speed Manual Transmission     479
Reassembly: Four-speed Manual Transmission     479
Disassembly: Five-speed Manual Transmission     480
Clean and Check: Five-speed Manual Transmission     483
Reassembly: Five-speed Manual Transmission     483
Reinstallation of the Transmission in the Car     484
Automatic Transmission Fundamentals     487
Automatic Transmissions     487
Fluid Couplings     487
Torque Converters     488
Automatic Transmission Operation     490
Actions of Key Elements     491
Automatic Transmission Operation     497
Other Automatic Transmissions     500
Electronic Transmission Control      500
Continuously Variable Transmissions     500
Automatic Transmission Service     507
Automatic Transmission Maintenance and Service     507
Check ATF Level     508
Check ATF Condition     508
Inspect for ATF Leaks     509
Test for Broken Transmission Mount     510
Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid     511
Adjust Bands     512
Adjust Engine Curb Idle Speed     513
Throttle Linkage Adjustment     514
Gearshift Linkage Adjustment     515
Troubleshooting Tips     515
Road Testing     516
Stall Testing     516
Air Pressure Testing     517
Testing Electronically Controlled Transmissions     518
Transaxles     521
Transaxles     521
Transaxle Construction     521
Transaxle Operation     523
Manual Transaxle Troubleshooting     528
Manual Transaxle Maintenance     529
Automatic Transaxle Troubleshooting     531
Automatic Transaxle Maintenance     532
Driveline, Universal Joints, Differentials, and Driving Axles     537
Drivelines      537
Universal Joints     538
Drive Shaft     538
Differential     538
Driving Axles     539
Torque Transfer or Drive     541
Hotchkiss Drive     541
Torque Tube Drive     542
Control Arm Drive     542
Slip Joints     542
Constant Velocity Joints     543
Transfer Cases     543
Center Bearings     543
Differentials and Axles     543
Limited-Slip Differentials     547
Front-wheel Drive Driveline     548
Driveline Service     553
Driveline Service     553
Drive Shaft     553
Universal Joint Service     554
Center Bearing Service     555
Differentials     555
Transaxle Lubrication     558
Wheel Bearing Lubrication     559
Driving Axles     560
Four-wheel Drive Systems     569
Four-wheel Drive/All-wheel Drive     569
Four-wheel Drive Systems     570
Four-wheel Drive Componenets     570
Four-wheel Drive Service     576
Suspension and Steering Systems     579
Suspension and Steering Systems     579
Front Suspension Systems     584
Rear Suspension Systems     585
Steering Systems     588
Suspension and Steering Service     596
Troubleshooting Suspension     597
Troubleshooting Manual Steering     598
Troubleshooting Power Steering     599
Tires and Tire Service     601
Tires     601
Tire Types and Basic Structure     601
Tread Patterns     603
Tire Markings     603
Tire Service     607
Improvements and Advances     612
Wheel Alignment     615
Wheel Alignment     615
Wheel Balance and Unbalance     616
Car Weight Balance     617
Wheelbase-Tread Width     617
Rear-wheel Track     618
Springs     619
Suspension Height     619
Shock Absorber Action     619
Front-wheel Angularity     620
Wheel Alignment Correction     625
Wheel Alignment Correction     625
Rear-wheel Drive/Front-wheel Drive Alignment     625
Front-Wheel Drive-Alignment     632
Rear Wheel Alignment      632
Alignment Troubleshooting     634
Hydraulics and Pneumatics     637
Hydraulics     637
Transmission of Forces     638
Movement of Liquid     640
Application of Hydraulic Principles     640
Pneumatics     641
Effect of Atmospheric Pressure     642
Effect of Vacuum     642
Compressed Air     643
Principle of the Siphon     643
Venturi Tube     644
Boyle's Law     644
Charles' Law     645
Automotive Brakes     647
Fundamentals of Automotive Brake Systems     647
Braking System Operation     649
Brake Lining Materials     650
Disc Brakes     651
Drum Brakes     653
Brake Hydraulic System     656
Disc Brake Calipers     662
Wheel Cylinders     662
Brake Lines, Hoses, and Fittings     663
Power Brakes     663
Anti-lock Brake Systems     666
Brake Service     668
Hydraulic System Service     668
Disc Brake Service     670
Drum Brake Service     673
Power Brake System Service     680
Troubleshooting and Servicing Anti-lock Brake Systems     682
Automotive Air Conditioning     685
Automobile Air Conditioning     685
Principles of Air Conditioning     686
Automobile Heating Systems     688
Types of Refrigerant     694
The Need for Refrigerant Oil     700
Air Conditioning Service Tools and Equipment     701
Servicing the Air Conditioning System     702
Discharging and Recovering Refrigerant     703
Evacuating the Air Conditioning System     703
Charging the Air Conditioning System     703
Retrofitting R-12 Air Conditioning Systems     704
Troubleshooting Heating Systems     704
Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems     704
Automatic Temperature Control     705
Safety Systems     709
Safety Systems     709
Seat Belt Systems     710
Air Bag Systems     712
Energy Absorbing Bumper Systems     715
Other Safety Features     717
Lamps, Lighting Circuits, Wiring, Horns, Wipers, and Washers     723
Lamps and Lighting Circuits     723
Fuses and Circuit Breakers      724
Headlamp Types     724
Daytime Running Lamps     724
Lamp Switches     725
Fog Lamps     728
Direction Signal Switch     728
Stoplight Switch     728
Lamp Service     728
Wires and Cables     734
Lighting Wire Sizes     734
Resistor Ignition Cable     736
Wiring Harnesses and Connectors     736
Horns     737
Horn Troubleshooting     739
Principles of a Direct Current (DC) Motor     739
Wiper Motor Construction     739
Troubleshooting     741
Windshield Washers     741
Speedometers and Cruise Control Systems     745
Analog Speedometers     745
Speedometer Operation     745
Inspection and Lubrication     747
Speedometer Cable     747
Digital Speedometers     748
Light Emitting Diode     748
Liquid Crystal Display     750
Vacuum Fluorescent Display     750
Cathode Ray Tube     750
Digital Odometers     750
Troubleshooting     750
Cruise Control Systems      751
Cruise Control System Service     753
Body Repairing and Refinishing     757
Body Work     757
Hammers, Spoons, and Dolly Blocks     758
Using Pull Rods and Slide Hammers     759
Body Filler     759
Filing and Sanding     761
Patching Rusted Areas     763
Replacing Panels     763
Welding     764
Painting     768
Masking     769
Spray Guns     770
Tips on Spraying     770
Refinishing Materials     772
Matching Colors     774
Preparing Old Finishes for Paint     775
Soft Body Parts     778
Identifying Plastics     778
Repairing Water and Dust Leaks     779
Drain Locations     780
Career Opportunities and Technician Certification     783
Automotive Careers     783
The Job Market     784
Job Descriptions     785
Entrepreneurship     789
Technician Certification     790
Appendix     793
Dictionary of Automotive Terms     797
Index     815
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