Today's Technician: Automotive Electricity and Electronics Classroom and Shop Manual Pack / Edition 5

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Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY & ELECTRONICS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair electrical and electronic systems in today's automobiles. Using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop, the first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of electricity, electronics, and circuitry in modern automobiles, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date technical information, and hundreds of detailed illustrations and vibrant photographs, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including audio and infotainment systems, LED and adaptive lighting, hybrid and electric vehicles, and accessory systems—the Sixth Edition also aligns with the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a very good classroom and shop manual that any student can understandand get a good comprehension on electrical diagnosis and repair."- Jason Daniels, University of Northwestern Ohio

"I like this book compared to others. I will use this book for years to come."- Gary Norden, Elgin Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435470101
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/14/2010
  • Edition description: 2 Book Set
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1572
  • Sales rank: 277,486
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Hollembeak has been involved in the automotive repair industry for nearly 40 years and has provided instruction to dealership technicians for the past 20 years as a technical trainer. Hollembeak entered the automotive technology field in 1974 as a service technician, working in both fleet and independent repair shops before opening his own repair facility. After selling his business and retiring as a technician, he became an instructor and author, teaching automotive technology at the post-secondary level for five years and serving as director of education for two years. Hollembeak then entered into manufacturer training. He is a Master and Advanced Engine Performance Certified Technician with ASE and is a member of the Colorado Automotive Teachers Society. Hollembeak is involved with the College Automotive Program, AYES and SkillsUSA and has been a guest speaker for NATEF, CATS, and several other organizations.

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Table of Contents

Classroom Manual. Preface. 1. Introduction to Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems. 2. Basic Theories. 3. Electrical and Electronic Components. 4. Wiring and Circuit Diagrams. 5. Automotive Batteries. 6. Starting Systems and Motor Designs. 7. Charging Systems. 8. Lighting Circuits. 9. Introduction to The Body Computer. 10. Computer Inputs. 11. Vehicle Communication Networks. 12. Advanced Lighting Circuits. 13. Instrumentation and Warning Lamps. 14. Accessories. 15. Radio Frequency and Infotainment Systems. 16. Passive Restraint Systems. 17. Vehicles with Alternative Power Sources. Glossary of Terms. Index. Shop Manual. Preface. 1. Safety. 2. Special Tools and Procedures. 3. Basic Electrical Troubleshooting and Service. 4. Wiring Repair and Reading Circuit Diagrams. 5. Battery Diagnosis and Service. 6. Starting System Diagnosis and Service. 7. Charging System Testing and Service. 8. Lighting Circuits Repair and Diagnosis. 9. Body Computer System Diagnosis. 10. Sensor Diagnostic Routines. 11. Vehicle Multiplexing Diagnostics. 12. Advanced Lighting Systems Diagnosis and Service. 13. Instrumentation and Warning Lamp System Diagnosis and Repair. 14. Electrical Accessories Diagnosis and Repair. 15. Servicing Radio Frequency and Infotainment Systems. 16. Servicing Passive Restraint Systems. 17. Hybrid and High-Voltage System Service. Appendix A: ASE Practice Examination. Appendix B: Metric Conversions. Appendix C: Electrical and Electronic Special Tool Suppliers. Glossary of Terms. Index.

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