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Overview

The third edition of this best-selling comprehensive introduction to servicing medium-heavy duty trucks has been significantly updated and expanded. Coverage added includes twelve new or expanded chapters, including a comprehensive introduction to electricity and electronics, the latest on electronic automatic transmissions, updated braking systems including ABS, and completely revised chapters on air-conditioning to make it compliant with today's standards. In addition to the revisions to the book, there is now a comprehensive support package including an all new workbook featuring numerous and practical job-sheets for lab activities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401870645
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/3/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1248
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During his 20-year tenure at the college, he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings, and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Mr. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment, and automotive technology, and currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association's Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction to Servicing Heavy-Duty Trucks 1
Ch. 2 Shop Safety and Operations 17
Ch. 3 Tools and Fasteners 37
Ch. 4 Electrical and Electronic Systems 77
Ch. 5 Charging, Starting, and Lighting Systems 119
Ch. 6 Clutches 181
Ch. 7 Standard Transmissions 231
Ch. 8 Standard Transmission Servicing 275
Ch. 9 Torque Converters 317
Ch. 10 Automatic Transmissions 335
Ch. 11 Automatic Transmission Maintenance 369
Ch. 12 Drive Shafts 391
Ch. 13 Heavy-Duty Truck Axles 417
Ch. 14 Steering Systems 473
Ch. 15 Suspension Systems 529
Ch. 16 Wheels and Tires 567
Ch. 17 Truck Brake Systems 607
Ch. 18 Hydraulic Braking Systems and ABS 649
Ch. 19 Air Brake Servicing 683
Ch. 20 Truck Air Brake Mechanical and Hydraulic Systems Servicing 727
Ch. 21 Vehicle Retarders and Engine Brakes 801
Ch. 22 Vehicle Chassis Frame 833
Ch. 23 Heavy-Duty Truck Trailers 851
Ch. 24 Fifth Wheel 873
Ch. 25 Heavy-Duty Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems 893
Ch. 26 Preventive Maintenance Program 953
Glossary 989
Index 1003
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  • Posted February 18, 2009

    HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SYSTEMS

    This book is a very comprehensive book, I have been a mechanic for quite some time. As time goes on, I forget technical information and need a good book for refresher on systems on trucks and heavy equipment. The systems on heavy equipment are very similar to what is on the trucks in theory, so using this book for review and sometimes for an update on some of the newer technology is very good. I wish I had a good book like this when I went to tech schoolin the mid 80's!

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