Modern Automotive Technology / Edition 7

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Modern Automotive Technology details the construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of late-model automobiles and light trucks. This comprehensive text uses a building block approach that starts with the fundamental principles of system operation and progresses gradually to complex diagnostic and service procedures. Short sentences, concise definitions, and thousands of color illustrations help students learn quickly and easily The 1998 edition has been extensively revised and provides thorough coverage of the latest developments in the automotive field, including OBD II diagnostics, IM 240 testing, misfire monitoring, air bag systems, anti-lock brakes, and security systems. Organized around the eight ASE automobile test areas, this text is a valuable resource for students preparing for a career in automotive technology, as well as experienced technicians preparing for the ASE Certification/Recertification Tests.
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For vehicle owners desiring a general guide to automotive service, those preparing for a career in automotive technology, and experienced technicians preparing for the ASE certification tests. The book devotes at least two chapters to each automotive system, the first explaining the construction and operation of a given system, the next detailing the troubleshooting and repair of that system. Each chapter lists learning objectives and important terms, and offers review questions and ASE-type questions, as well as activities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590709566
  • Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/24/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1613
  • Sales rank: 621,214
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

James E. Duffy has devoted much of his professional life to developing educational materials that help people understand vocational and technical subjects. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Indiana State University. After college, Jim worked as an automotive instructor at Brandon High School in Brandon, Florida, and at Hillsborough Adult Education Center in Tampa, Florida. After teaching for several years, Jim joined Goodheart-Willcox Publisher as a technical editor and eventually began writing textbooks. In addition to Modern Automotive Technology, Jim’s books include Auto Electricity and Electronics, Auto Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, and Manual Drive Trains and Axles.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents (TXT only)

Section 1—Introduction to Automotive Technology

        1.     The Automobile

        2.     Automotive Careers and ASE Certification

        3.     Basic Hand Tools

        4.     Power Tools and Equipment

        5.     Auto Shop Safety

        6.     Automotive Measurement and Math

        7.     Service Information and Work Orders

        8.     Fasteners, Gaskets, Seals, and Sealants

        9.     Vehicle Maintenance, Fluid Service, and Recycling

     10.     Career Success

Section 2—Engine Technology

     11.     Engine Fundamentals

     12.     Engine Design Classifications

     13.     Engine Top End Construction

     14.     Engine Bottom End Construction

     15.     Engine Front End Construction

     16.     Engine Size and Performance Measurements

Section 3—Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics

     17.     Electrical Principles

     18.     Circuit Types and Ohm’s Law

     19.     Electrical and Electronic Components

     20.     Electrical Tools and Test Equipment

     21.     Wiring Diagrams and Wiring Repairs

     22.     Basic Electrical Tests

Section 4—Computer Control Technology

     23.     Computer System Fundamentals

     24.     On-Board Diagnostics and Scan Tools

     25.     Computer System Service

Section 5—Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology

     26.     Hybrid Drive Technology

     27.     Hybrid Drive Systems Diagnosis and Repair

     28.     12-Volt and HV Battery Technology

     29.     12-Volt and HV Battery Service

     30.     Starting System Technology

     31.     Starting System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

     32.     Charging System Technology

     33.     Charging System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

     34.     Ignition System Technology

     35.     Ignition System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

     36.     Lights, Instrumentation, Wipers, and Horns—Operation and Service

     37.     Sound Systems and Power Accessories—Operation and Service

     38.     Security and Navigation Systems—Operation and Service

Section 6—Fuel, Exhaust, and Induction System Technology

     39.     Automotive Fuels, Combustion Efficiency

     40.     Fuel Tanks, Pumps, Lines, and Filters

     41.     Gasoline Injection Fundamentals

     42.     Gasoline Injection Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

     43.     Diesel Injection Fundamentals

     44.     Diesel Injection Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

     45.     Exhaust Systems— Construction, Operation, and Repair

     46.     Turbochargers and Superchargers—Construction, Operation, and Repair

Section 7—Cooling and Lubrication System Technology

     47.     Cooling System Technology

     48.     Cooling System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

     49.     Lubrication System Technology

     50.     Lubrication System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

Section 8—Emission Control System Technology

     51.     Emission Control System Technology

     52.     Emission Control System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

Section 9—Engine Troubleshooting and Performance

     53.     Engine Performance and Driveability

     54.     Advanced Diagnostics

     55.     Engine Tune-Up

Section 10—Engine Service and Repair

     56.     Engine Mechanical Problems

     57.     Engine Removal, Disassembly, and Cleaning

     58.     Engine Short Block Rebuilding

     59.     Engine Top End Rebuilding

     60.     Engine Front End Service

     61.     Engine Reassembly, Installation, and Break-In

Section 11—Drive Train and Axle Technology

     62.     Clutch Technology

     63.     Clutch Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     64.     Manual Transmission Technology

     65.     Manual Transmission Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     66.     Automatic Transmission Technology

     67.     Automatic Transmission Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     68.     Drive Shaft and Transfer Case Technology

     69.     Drive Shaft and Transfer Case Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     70.     Differential and Rear Drive Axle Technology

     71.     Differential and Rear Drive Axle Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     72.     Transaxle and CV-Axle Technology

     73.     Transaxle and CV-Axle Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     74.     Hybrid Transmission—Construction, Operation, and Repair

Section 12—Suspension and Steering Technology

     75.     Tire, Wheel, and Wheel Bearing Fundamentals

     76.     Tire, Wheel, and Wheel Bearing Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     77.     Suspension System Technology

     78.     Suspension System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     79.     Steering System Technology

     80.     Steering System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     81.     Wheel Alignment

Section 13—Brake System Technology

     82.     Brake System Fundamentals

     83.     Brake System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

     84.     Anti-Lock Brakes, Traction, and Stability Control—Operation and Repair

Section 14—Heating and Air Conditioning Technology

     85.     Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals

     86.     Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

Section 15—Safety Systems and Future Technology

     87.     Restraint System Fundamentals

     88.     Restraint System Diagnosis and Repair

     89.     New and Future Technologies


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