Automotive Technician Certification: Test Preparation Manual / Edition 3

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Filled with updated task list theory, practice tests, and abundant, demonstrative graphics, this revised edition provides all the latest information required to sufficiently prepare technicians to pass each of the A1-A8 and L1 ASE certification exams. Each chapter begins with a pretest that indicates the depth of preparation required to become familiar with the information in the chapter, followed by a description of each ASE task and the must-have information related to the task. ASE-type questions at the end of each chapter appear in the same format as on actual ASE tests to further prepare users to pass each exam.
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A handbook for preparing for nine exams (A1-A8 and L1) offered through the Automotive Service Excellence Certification program. Chapters are laid out in test format and cover engine repair; automatic transmissions and transaxles; manual drivetrains and axles; suspension and steering; brakes; electrical/electronic systems; heating and air conditioning systems; engine performance; and advanced engine performance specialist exams. Questions include hints, and often technical drawings or schematics. Answers and a glossary are at the end of each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418049263
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/17/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Knowles has been writing automotive training materials for over 28 years, with 54 textbooks to his credit, as well as student manuals, training CDs, and short articles for service bulletins. He was previously employed as an automotive instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Palliser Campus, where he produced over 60 automotive training videos and wrote a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program to coordinate with each video. Mr. Knowles is currently the owner and manager of Knowles Automotive Training, a company focused exclusively on the preparation of automotive training materials and an educational member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). An ASE certified Automotive Technician, he has also been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for over 30 years, and is a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Engine Repair: Pretest, General Engine Diagnosis, Cylinder Head and Valve Train Diagnosis and Repair, Engine Block Diagnosis and Repair, Lubrication and Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Fuel, Electrical, Ignition, and Exhaust System Inspection and Service, Answers and Analysis. Chapter 2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle: Pretest, General Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis, Mechanical/Hydraulic Systems, Electronic Systems, Transmission/Transaxle Maintenance and Adjustment, In-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Repair, Off-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Repair, Removal, Disassembly, and Assembly, Gear Train, Shafts, Bushings, Oil Pump, and Case, Friction and Reaction units, Answers and Analysis. Chapter 3 Manual Drive Train and Axles: Pretest, Clutch Diagnosis and Repair, Transmission Diagnosis and Repair, Transaxle Diagnosis and Repair, Drive (Half) Shaft and Universal Joint/Constant Velocity (CV) Joint Diagnosis and Repair (Front and Rear Wheel Drive), Answers and Analysis. Chapter 4 Suspension and Steering: Pretest, Steering System Diagnosis and Repair, Steering Columns and Manual Steering Gears, Power-Assisted Steering Units, Steering Linkage, Suspension System Diagnosis and Repair, Front Suspension, rear Suspensions, Wheel Alignment Diagnosis, Adjustment, and Repair, Wheel and Tire Diagnosis and Repair, Answers and Analysis. Chapter 5 Brakes: Pretest, Hydraulic System Diagnosis and repair, Master Cylinder (Non-ABS), Fluid, Lines and Hoses, Valves and Switches (Non-ABS), Power Assist Units Diagnosis and Repair, Miscellaneous Systems (Wheel Bearings, Parking Brakes, Electrical, etc.) Diagnosis and Repair, Anti-Lock Brake System(ABS) Diagnosis and Repair, Answers and Analysis. Chapter 6 Electrical/Electronic Systems: Pretest, General Electrical/Electronic System Diagnosis, Battery Diagnosis and Service, Starting System Diagnosis and Repair, Charging System Diagnosis and Repair, Lighting Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Headlights, Parking Lights, Taillights, Dash Lights, and Courtesy Lights, Stoplights, Turn Signals, Hazard Lights, and Back up Lights, Gauges, Warning Devices, and Driver Information Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Horn and Wiper/Washer Diagnosis and Repair, Accessories Diagnosis and Repair, Body, Miscellaneous, Answers and Analysis. Chapter 7 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems: Pretest, A/C System Diagnosis and Repair, refrigeration System Component Diagnosis and Repair, Compressor and Clutch, Evaporator, Condenser, and Related Components, Heating and Engine Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Operating Systems and Related Controls Diagnosis and Repair, Electrical Vacuum/Mechanical, Automatic and Semi-Automatic Heating, Ventilating, and A/C Systems, Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling, and Handling, Answers and Analysis. Chapter 8 Engine Performance: Pretest, General Engine Diagnosis, Ignition System Diagnosis and Repair, Fuel, Air Induction, and Exhaust System Diagnosis and Repair, Emission Control Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Positive Crankcase Ventilation, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Exhaust Gas Treatment, Evaporative Emission Controls, Computerized Engine Controls Diagnosis and Repair, Engine Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Battery, Starting, Charging, Answers and Analysis. Chapter 9: Advanced Engine Performance: Pretest, General Powertrain Diagnosis, Computerized Powertrain Controls Diagnosis-Including OBD II, Ignition System Diagnosis, Fuel Systems and Air Induction Systems Diagnosis, Emission Control Systems Diagnosis, I/M Failure Diagnosis, Answers and Analysis.
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  • Anonymous

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    not recommended

    I recently purchased this book to study for the A1 exam and found when i got to the test center that there were no questions covered in this book that were on the exam. This book is full of information but none for the use that it was purchased for.

    jerome in florida

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