Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems / Edition 2

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With an emphasis on diagnosing and troubleshooting–and featuring numerous tech tips and diagnostic examples throughout–this comprehensive, full-color book covers all aspects of automotive fuel and emissions. Designed specifically to correlate with the NATEF program, and updated throughout to correlate to the latest NATEF and ASE tasks, Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems, 4/e combines topics in engine performance (ASE A8 content area) with topics covered in the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE test content area. The result is cost-efficient, easy-to-learn-from resource for students and beginning technicians alike.

This book is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series, which features full-color, media-integrated solutions for today’s students and instructors covering all eight areas of ASE certification, plus additional titles covering common courses. Peer reviewed for technical accuracy, the series and the books in it represent the future of automotive textbooks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135054819
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/17/2008
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (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

Chapter 1 Service Information, Tools, and Safety 1

Chapter 2 Environmental and Hazardous Materials 35

Chapter 3 Gasoline Engine Operation and Specifications 46

Chapter 4 Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis 60

Chapter 5 Gasoline 81

Chapter 6 Alternative Fuels 95

Chapter 7 Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels 108

Chapter 8 Intake and Exhaust Systems 113

Chapter 9 Turbocharging and Supercharging 123

Chapter 10 Engine Condition Diagnosis 135

Chapter 11 On-Board Diagnosis 153

Chapter 12 CAN and Network Communications 162

Chapter 13 Temperature Sensors 179

Chapter 14 Throttle Position Sensors 190

Chapter 15 MAP/BARO Sensors 196

Chapter 16 MASS AIRFLOW Sensors 205

Chapter 17 Oxygen Sensors 212

Chapter 18 Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors 229

Chapter 19 Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters 238

Chapter 20 Fuel-Injection Components and Operation 256

Chapter 21 Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems 270

Chapter 22 Electronic Throttle Control System 277

Chapter 23 Fuel-Injection System Diagnosis and Service 286

Chapter 24 Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing 306

Chapter 25 Evaporative Emission Control Systems 317

Chapter 26 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Systems 327

Chapter 27 Positive Crankcase Ventilation and Secondary Air-Injection Systems 335

Chapter 28 Catalytic Converters 343

Chapter 29 Ignition System Operation and Diagnosis 354

Chapter 30 Scan tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis 378

Chapter 31 Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures 397

Chapter 32 Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies 410

Appendix NATEF Task Correlation Chart 425

Glossary 428

Index 449

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