Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems / Edition 6

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Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems, Sixth Edition, covers both automotive electrical and engine performance topics all in one book. NATEF-correlated, the text presents the principles and practices of diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive electrical, electronic, and computer systems in a clear, concise format and at a level of detail that far exceeds most similar texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132551557
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 277,691
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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New in this third edition are photo sequences plus many new tech tips, diagnostic stories, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). The text has been updated throughout and includes the use of clamp-on meters, tone generators for locating opens and shorts, capacitance-type battery testers, digital storage oscilloscopes, scan tools, OBD II, and I/M 240.

Diagnostic Approach

This textbook was written to satisfy the need for problem diagnosis as its primary focus. Time and time again, the author has heard that diagnostic procedures and skill development are what are needed most in the automotive field. Diagnostic stories are included throughout to help illustrate how real problems are solved. Each new topic covers the parts involved plus the purpose, function, and operation as well as how to test and diagnose each system.

ASE Content Approach

This comprehensive textbook covers the material necessary for Automobile Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) and Engine Performance (A8) areas of certification as specified by ASE and NATEF ASE-type multiple-choice questions are included at the end of each chapter and there are two sample ASE-type tests in the appendix.

Multimedia System Approach

A multimedia CD-ROM that accompanies and supplements the textbook is informative and also makes learning more fun for the student. The CD includes sound, animation, color photo sequences with voice, a waveform library, a glossary of automotive terms, sample ASE test questions, sample worksheets, and the ASE (NATEF) task list for Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems and Engine Performance.

Twenty-eight photo sequences are included in the textbook to help students learn troubleshooting and service procedures. These photo sequences are also included on a video tape for instructors upon adoption of the textbook.

Internet (World Wide Web) Approach

Included with the book is a coupon that entitles the owner to free access to an ASE test preparation web site for an extended time period. Now you can practice and take the ASE certification tests with confidence. Included at this web site are ASE-type questions for Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems and Engine Performance. The questions are presented 10 at a time, then graded (marked). The correct answer is then given as you scroll back through the questions. This feature allows the students to study at their own pace.

Worktext Approach

A worktext is also included with the book. The worksheets included in the worktext help instructors and students apply the material presented to everyday-type activities and typical service and testing procedures plus typical results and a listing of what could be defective if the test results are not within the acceptable range. These sheets help build diagnostic and testing skills.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Service Information, Tools and Safety

Chapter 2: Environmental and Hazardous Materials

Chapter 3: Electrical Fundamentals

Chapter 4: Electrical Circuits and Ohm’s Law

Chapter 5: Series, Parallel and Series-Parallel Circuits

Chapter 6: Circuit Testers and Digital Meters

Chapter 7: Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters

Chapter 8: Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair

Chapter 9: Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing

Chapter 10: Capacitance and Capacitors

Chapter 11: Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Chapter 12: Electronic Fundamentals

Chapter 13: Computer Fundamentals

Chapter 14: CAN and Network Communications

Chapter 15: Batteries

Chapter 16: Battery Testing and Service

Chapter 17: Cranking System

Chapter 18: Cranking System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 19: Charging System

Chapter 20: Charging System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 21: Lighting and Signaling Circuits

Chapter 22: Driver Information and Navigation Systems

Chapter 23: Horn, Wiper, and Blower Motor Circuits

Chapter 24: Accessory Circuits

Chapter 25: Airbag and Pretensioner Circuits

Chapter 26: Audio System Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 27: OBD II

Chapter 28: Temperature Sensors

Chapter 29: Throttle Position Sensors

Chapter 30: MAP/BARO Sensors

Chapter 31: Mass Airflow Sensors

Chapter 32: Oxygen Sensors

Chapter 33: Ignition System Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 34: Fuel Pumps, Lines and Filters

Chapter 35: Fuel Injection Components and Operation

Chapter 36: Electronic Throttle Control Systems

Chapter 37: Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service

Chapter 38: Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing

Chapter 39: Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 40: On-Board Diagnosis

Chapter 41: Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis

Chapter 42: Hybrid Electric Vehicle Safety Procedures

Chapter 43: Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies

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