Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning / Edition 6by Thomas W. Birch
Pub. Date: 06/08/2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This exceptionally current and comprehensive book on automotive heating and HVAC provides essential information to effectively diagnose and repair mobile air conditioning, heating, and engine cooling systems. Visually rich, it offers extensive modern illustrations from major sources of OEM and aftermarket training (as well as service equipment and parts), and includes many practical shop tips that offer step-by-step guidance through diagnostic/problem-solving procedures critical to success on the job. Offers a thorough study of automotive HVAC and the engine cooling system - covering the theory of operation, problem solving/trouble diagnosis, service operations, repair operations, and more. Explores current legal and environmental requirements and regulations, and includes new discussions on: VOV; after-blow module; devices to remove air from recycled refrigerant; refrigerant identifiers; modern ECM controlled clutch and fan circuits; the pros and cons of retrofits and alternate refrigerants; and the most recent findings on heater problems. Integrates problem-solving and shop tips throughout. For technical trades.
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Table of Contents1. Basics of Heating and Air Conditioning.
2. Heat Movement Theory.
3. Refrigerants and the Environment.
4. Moving Heat: Heating and Air Conditioning Principles.
5. Air Conditioning Systems.
6. Air Conditioning System Components.
7. Heating Systems.
8. Air Management Systems.
9. HVAC System Inspection and Trouble Diagnosis Procedures.
10. A/C System Inspection and Diagnosis.
11. Heating and Air Management Systems Inspection and Diagnosis.
12. HVAC System Electrical or Electronic Controls, Theory, Inspection, and Diagnosis.
13. Refrigerant Service Operations.
14. A/C System Repair.
15. Cooling System Theory.
16. Cooling System Inspection, Trouble Diagnosis, and Service.
Appendix A: ASE Certification and Task List.
Appendix B: Temperature-Pressure Charts.
Appendix C: A/C Service Procedure Documents.
Appendix D: EPA SNAP-Approved Refrigerants as Substitutes for CFC-12.
Appendix E: Potential Compressor Problems with R-134a.
Appendix F: English-Metric Conversion Table.
Appendix G: Bolt Torque Tightening Chart.
Appendix H: Full-Size Illustrations of Fittings.
Appendix I: Refrigerant Numbering System.
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