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Automotive Technician Certification: Test Preparation Manual / Edition 4

Automotive Technician Certification: Test Preparation Manual / Edition 4

by Don Knowles


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One of the most trusted test preparation guides in the industry, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION TEST PREPARATION MANUAL, 4th Edition, will help to prepare users for the A1-A8 and L1 ASE certification exams. The guide is highly effective in covering need-to-know information to help users pass their exams. Each chapter opens with a pretest to explore the depth of preparation that is going to be required to become familiar with the information in the chapter. Next the manual describes each ASE task and the essential content related to the task. Finally, each chapter ends with ASE style exam questions which mimic the questions found on actual ASE tests. The end result: is a powerful test preparation tool, filled with updated task list theory, practice tests, and abundant, demonstrative graphics, which will arm users with the knowledge they need to master the ASE certification exams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781428321014
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 71,915
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Certificationvii
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)ix
ASE Test Preparationxiii
1Engine Repair
General Engine Diagnosis3
Cylinder Head and Valve Train Diagnosis and Repair8
Engine Block Diagnosis and Repair21
Lubrication and Cooling System Diagnosis and Repair34
Fuel, Electrical, Ignition, and Exhaust Systems Inspection and Service39
Answers and Analysis43
2Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles
General Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis, Mechanical/Hydraulic Systems67
Electronic Systems73
Transmission/Transaxle Maintenance and Adjustment78
In-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Repair80
Off-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Repair, Removal, Disassembly, and Assembly89
Gear Train, Shafts, Bushings, Oil Pump, and Case92
Friction and Reaction Units98
Answers and Analysis103
3Manual Drive Train and Axles
Clutch Diagnosis and Repair125
Transmission Diagnosis and Repair133
Transaxle Diagnosis and Repair144
Drive (Half) Shaft and Universal Joint/Constant Velocity (CV) Joint Diagnosis and Repair (Front- and Rear-Wheel Drive)159
Rear-Wheel-Drive Axle Diagnosis and Repair (Ring and Pinion Gears)162
Differential Case Assembly170
Limited Slip Differential172
Axle Shafts174
Four-Wheel-Drive Component Diagnosis and Repair175
Answers and Analysis188
4Suspension and Steering
Steering Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Steering Columns and Manual Steering Gears221
Power-Assisted Steering Units227
Steering Linkage238
Suspension Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Front Suspensions240
Rear Suspensions245
Miscellaneous Service249
Wheel Alignment Diagnosis, Adjustment, and Repair251
Wheel and Tire Diagnosis and Repair257
Answers and Analysis260
Hydraulic System Diagnosis and Repair, Master Cylinders (Non-ABS)279
Fluids, Lines, and Hoses282
Valves and Switches (Non-ABS)285
Bleeding, Flushing, and Leak Testing (Non-ABS Systems)288
Drum Brake Diagnosis and Repair290
Disc Brake Diagnosis and Service296
Power Assist Units Diagnosis and Repair304
Miscellaneous (Wheel Bearings, Parking Brakes, Electrical, etc.) Diagnosis and Repair306
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Diagnosis and Repair310
Answers and Analysis318
6Electrical/Electronic Systems
General Electrical/Electronic System Diagnosis340
Battery Diagnosis and Service346
Starting System Diagnosis and Service349
Charging System Diagnosis and Repair352
Lighting Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Headlights, Parking Lights, Taillights, Dash Lights, and Courtesy Lights358
Stoplights, Turn Signals, Hazard Lights, and Backup Lights368
Gauges, Warning Devices, and Driver Information Systems Diagnosis and Repair373
Horn and Wiper/Washer Diagnosis and Repair379
Accessories Diagnosis and Repair, Body383
Answers and Analysis406
7Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems
A/C System Diagnosis and Repair427
Refrigeration System Component Diagnosis and Repair, Compressor and Clutch437
Refrigerant System Component Diagnosis and Repair, Evaporator, Condenser, and Related Components443
Heating and Engine Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repair453
Operating Systems and Related Controls Diagnosis and Repair, Electrical458
Operating Systems and Related Controls Diagnosis and Repair, Vacuum/Mechanical466
Automatic and Semiautomatic Heating, Ventilating, and A/C Systems471
Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling, and Handling481
Answers and Analysis484
8Engine Performance
General Engine Diagnosis503
Ignition System Diagnosis and Repair510
Fuel, Air Induction, and Exhaust System Diagnosis and Repair516
Emission Control Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Positive Crankcase Ventilation525
Emissions Control Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Exhaust Gas Recirculation527
Emissions Control Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Exhaust Gas Treatment530
Emissions Control Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Evaporative Emissions Controls533
Computerized Engine Controls Diagnosis and Repair536
Engines Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Battery543
Engine Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Service, Starting System544
Engine Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Repair, Charging System546
Answers and Analysis547
9Advanced Engine Performance
Composite Vehicle569
General Powertrain Diagnosis578
Computerized Powertrain Controls Diagnosis--Including OBD II587
Ignition System Diagnosis599
Fuel Systems and Air Induction Systems Diagnosis607
Emission Control Systems Diagnosis613
I/M Failure Diagnosis622
Answers and Analysis633

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