A clear and comprehensive description of suspension and steering systems for medium and heavy duty trucks is presented in the newest text by an internationally respected automotive trainer. The student learns basic theories and current procedures from the classroom manager and shop manual. The Classroom Manual discusses and explains every component of the systems, including the latest tractor and trailer air suspension systems. The Shop Manual details diagnosis and service procedures , provides case studies, and review questions. All NATEF and ASE suspension and steering tasks as well as safety inspection criteria are explained in the Shop Manual.
Don Knowles has been writing automotive training materials for over 28 years, with 54 textbooks to his credit, as well as student manuals, training CDs, and short articles for service bulletins. He was previously employed as an automotive instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Palliser Campus, where he produced over 60 automotive training videos and wrote a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program to coordinate with each video. Mr. Knowles is currently the owner and manager of Knowles Automotive Training, a company focused exclusively on the preparation of automotive training materials and an educational member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). An ASE certified Automotive Technician, he has also been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for over 30 years, and is a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).
CLASSROOM MANUAL: Preface. Safety Practices. Basic Theories. Tires, Wheels, and Wheel Bearings. Steering Columns, Manual Steering Gears, and Steering Linkages. Power Steering Pumps and Power Steering Gears. Frames and Fifth Wheels. Suspension Systems. Air Suspension Systems. Wheel Alignment. Glossary. Index. SHOP MANUAL: Preface. Safety Practices. Tools and Shop Practices. Wheel, Tire, and Wheel Bearing Service. Steering Column, Manual Steering Gear, and Steering Linkage Diagnosis and Service. Power Steering Pump and Power Steering Gear Diagnosis and Service. Frame and Wheel Diagnosis and Service. Suspension System Diagnosis and Service. Air Suspension System Diagnosis and Service. Wheel Alignment Procedures. ASE Style Practice Examination. Glossary. Index.