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Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Fourth Edition, meets the needs for a comprehensive book that covers all eight areas of automotive service, plus the soft skills and tool knowledge that must also be taught. Because many automotive systems are intertwined, presenting all systems together in one text makes it easier for the student to see how they are all connected. Topics are divided into 133 short chapters, which makes it easier for instructors and students to learn and master the content.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132542616
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Series: MyAutomotiveLab Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1664
  • Sales rank: 136,888
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

James D. Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate dealership 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 used throughout the United States and Canada.

In addition to the numerous automotive technology textbooks he authored for Pearson Jim also writes a weekly newspaper column on automotive service for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Automotive Background and Overview

Chapter 2 Careers in the Automotive Service Industry

Chapter 3 Starting a Career in the Automotive Industry

Chapter 4 Working as a Professional Service Technician

Chapter 5 Technician Certification

Chapter 6 Shop Safety

Chapter 7 Environmental and Hazardous Materials

Chapter 8 Fasteners and Thread Repair

Chapter 9 Hand Tools

Chapter 10 Power Tools and Shop Equipment

Chapter 11 Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting

Chapter 12 Measuring Systems and Tools

Chapter 13 Scientific Principles and Materials

Chapter 14 Math, Charts and Calculations

Chapter 15 Service Information

Chapter 16 Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings

Chapter 17 Preventive Maintenance and Service Procedures

Chapter 18 Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts and Specifications

Chapter 19 Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 20 Coolant

Chapter 21 Cooling System Operation andDiagnosis

Chapter 22 Engine Oil

Chapter 23 Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 24 Intake and Exhaust Systems

Chapter 25 Turbocharging and Supercharging

Chapter 26 Engine Condition Diagnosis

Chapter 27 In-Vehicle Engine Service

Chapter 28 Engine Removal and Disassembly

Chapter 29 Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection

Chapter 30 Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service

Chapter 31 Valve and Seat Service

Chapter 32 Camshafts and Valve Trains

Chapter 33 Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods

Chapter 34 Engine Blocks

Chapter 35 Crankshafts, Balance Shafts, and Bearings

Chapter 36 Gaskets and Sealants

Chapter 37 Engine Assembly and Dynamometer Testing

Chapter 38 Engine Installation and Break-In

Chapter 39 Electrical Fundamentals

Chapter 40 Electrical Circuits and Ohm’s Law

Chapter 41 Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits

Chapter 42 Circuit Testers and Digital Meters

Chapter 43 Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters

Chapter 44 Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair

Chapter 45 Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing

Chapter 46 Capacitance and Capacitors

Chapter 47 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Chapter 48 Electronic Fundamentals

Chapter 49 CAN and Network Communications

Chapter 50 Batteries

Chapter 51 Battery Testing and Service

Chapter 52 Cranking Systems

Chapter 53 Cranking System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 54 Charging Systems

Chapter 55 Charging System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 56 Lighting and Signaling Circuits

Chapter 57 Driver Information and Navigation Systems

Chapter 58 Horn, Wiper, and Blower Motor Circuits

Chapter 59 Accessory Circuits

Chapter 60 Restraint Systems and Airbags

Chapter 61 Audio System Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 62 Heating and Air-Conditioning Components and Operation

Chapter 63 Automatic Air-Conditioning System Operation

Chapter 64 Heating and Air-Conditioning System Diagnosis

Chapter 65 Heating and Air-Conditioning System Service

Chapter 66 Gasoline

Chapter 67 Alternative Fuels

Chapter 68 Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels

Chapter 69 Ignition System Components and Operation

Chapter 70 Ignition System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 71 Computer Fundamentals

Chapter 72 Temperature Sensors

Chapter 73 Throttle Position Sensors

Chapter 74 MAP/BARO Sensors

Chapter 75 Mass Air Flow Sensors

Chapter 76 Oxygen Sensors

Chapter 77 Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters

Chapter 78 Fuel Injection Components and Operation

Chapter 79 Gasoline Direct Injection Systems

Chapter 80 Electronic Throttle Control Systems

Chapter 81 Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 82 Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing

Chapter 83 Evaporative Emission Control Systems

Chapter 84 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Systems

Chapter 85 Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) And Secondary Air Injection (SAI) Systems

Chapter 86 Catalytic Converters

Chapter 87 On-Board Diagnosis

Chapter 88 Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis

Chapter 89 Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Chapter 90 Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures

Chapter 91 Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies

Chapter 92 Braking System Components and Performance Standards

Chapter 93 Braking System Principles

Chapter 94 Brake Hydraulic Systems

Chapter 95 Hydraulic Valves and Switches

Chapter 96 Brake Fluid and Lines

Chapter 97 Brake Bleeding Methods and Procedures

Chapter 98 Wheel Bearings and Service

Chapter 99 Drum Brakes

Chapter 100 Drum Brake Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 101 Disc Brakes

Chapter 102 Disc Brake Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 103 Parking Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service

Chapter 104 Machining Brake Drums and Rotors

Chapter 105 Power Brake Unit Operation, Diagnosis, and Service

Chapter 106 ABS Components and Operation

Chapter 107 ABS Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 108 Electronic Stability Control Systems

Chapter 109 Tires and Wheels

Chapter 110 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Chapter 111 Tire and Wheel Service

Chapter 112 Suspension System Components and Operation

Chapter 113 Front Suspension and Service

Chapter 114 Rear Suspension and Service

Chapter 115 Electronic Suspension Systems

Chapter 116 Steering Columns and Gears

Chapter 117 Steering Linkage and Service

Chapter 118 Power-Assisted Steering Operation and Service

Chapter 119 Wheel Alignment Principles

Chapter 120 Alignment Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 121 Clutches

Chapter 122 Manual Transmissions/Transaxles

Chapter 123 Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joints

Chapter 124 Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joint Service

Chapter 125 Differentials

Chapter 126 Four-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel Drive

Chapter 127 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Principles

Chapter 128 Hydraulic Components and Control Systems

Chapter 129 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis and In-Vehicle Service

Chapter 130 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Unit Repair

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    Great - for a basic understanding.

    Each chapter is very informative and there is a lot of information. The information contained seems to be up to date.

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