Automotive Brake Systems / Edition 6

Automotive Brake Systems / Edition 6

by James D. Halderman
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Automotive Brake Systems / Edition 6

This revised text focuses on diagnostic procedures for and skill development within the area of automotive brake systems. Use of photo sequences and an accompanying multimedia CD-ROM assist in covering the material necessary for the Brake System (A5) area of certification as specified by ASE and NATEF The CD includes sound, animation, color photo sequences with narration, a waveform library, a glossary of automotive terms, sample ASE questions, sample worksheets, and the ASE (NATEF) task list for Automotive Brake Systems.

The accompanying worktext helps students to apply the material to everyday activities and typical service and testing procedures. Also included with the text is a coupon entitling the owner to free access to an ASE test preparation site for an extended time period, enabling students to study at their own pace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132814744
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Series: Automotive Systems Books Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio Northern University and a Masters Degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified.

Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks all published by Pearson Education. He has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA), as well as a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).

Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Dayton, Ohio. They have two children.

Table of Contents

1. Vehicle Construction, Fasteners, and Safety.
2. Braking System Principles, Components, and Operation.
3. Master Cylinders and Hydraulic System Diagnosis and Service.
4. Wheel Bearings and Service.
5. Drum Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service.
6. Disc Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service.
7. Parking Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service.
8. Machining Brake Drums and Rotors.
9. Power Brake Unit Operation, Diagnosis, and Service.
10. ABS Components and Operation.
11. ABS Diagnosis and Service.
Appendix 1: ASE-Style Sample Test.
Appendix 2: Lug Nut Tightening Torque Chart.
Appendix 3: English-Metric (SI) Conversion Chart.
Appendix 4: Decimal Equivalents.
Appendix 5: Shoe, Drum Diameter Chart.
Appendix 6: Automotive Names and Addresses.
Appendix 7: "Machine to" Dimension for Drums and Rotors.
Answers to Even-Numbered ASE Certification-Type Questions.

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