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Today's Technician: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, 3E / Edition 3

Today's Technician: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, 3E / Edition 3

by Jack Erjavec


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This theory-based Classroom Manual and its companion Shop Manual has been newly reorganized and redesigned to keep pace with industry trends and the needs of automotive education programs across the country. Its extraordinarily complete, technician-oriented coverage is guaranteed to lead users to mastery of all of the design, construction, troubleshooting techniques, and service procedures required to enter the workplace. For starters, the Classroom Manual begins with an important introduction to safety. This is followed immediately by a review of directly relevant electricity/electronics principles, plus more opportunities to gain practice in using scanners and oscilloscopes to develop critical thinking skills, diagnose problems, and make effective repairs. Today's Technician: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, 3rd Edition also features an all-new introduction to continuous variable ration transmissions, up-to-the-minute coverage of drivelines for front-wheel drive (FWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles, plus the latest information on today's high-tech electronic controls and automatic shifting devices. More extensive coverage of final drive components and drive chains, electrical problems, and basic electrical testing procedures - plus an all-new chapter on rebuilding transmissions - has also been added to the Shop Manual to provide users with an unparalleled learning experience. A complete ASE-style practice exam is also included here, allowing users to simulate the actual ASE Certification Exam experience as part of their test preparation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766859999
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/04/2002
Series: Today's Technician Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has many years of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor and has authored or co-authored more than thirty automotive textbooks and training manuals. Mr. Erjavec holds a Masters of Arts degree in Vocational and Technical Education from Ohio State University. He spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator and has also been a long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, including serving on the board of directors and as executive vice-president. Jack is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.

Table of Contents

Insert v-a Preface CHAPTER 1 SAFETY Introduction Personal Safety Fire Hazards and Prevention Safe Tools and Equipment Accidents Hazardous Materials Summary Terms to Know Review Questions Chapter 2 DRIVE TRAIN THEORY Introduction Engine Basic Gear Theory Transmission Transmission Gears Shift Control Drive Line Differential Design Types of Gears Bearings Automatic Transmission Fluid Summary Review Questions CHAPTER 3 GENERAL THEORIES OF OPERATION Introduction Basic Operation Planetary Gearing Transmission Controls Laws of Hydraulics Application of Hydraulics in Transmissions Pressure Boosts Transmission/Transaxle Housings Mounts Summary Review Questions CHAPTER 4 ELECTRONIC CONTROLS Introduction Basic Electricity Basics Of Electronic Controls Electronically Controlled Transmissions Summary Review Questions CHAPTER 5 TRANSMISSION DESIGNS Introduction Transmission Versus Transaxle Basic Designs Mounts Housings Internal Components Final Drives Gaskets And Seals Summary Review Questions CHAPTER 6 TORQUE CONVERTERS AND OIL PUMPS Introduction Torque Converters Torque Converter Operation Direct Drive Converter Control Circuits Pumps Summary Review Questions CHAPTER 7 HYDRAULIC CIRCUITS AND CONTROLS Introduction Control Devices Valve Bodies Pressures Mainline Pressure Throttle Pressure Governor Pressure Pressure Regulator Valves Governors Load Sensors Shift Valves Electronic Pressure Controls Oil Circuits Summary Review Questions CHAPTER 8 GEARS AND SHAFTS Introduction Simple Planetary Gearsets Simpson Gearset Ravigneaux Gearset Planetary Gearsets In Tandem Non-Planetary Based Transmissions Final Drives And Differentials 4WD Design Variations Shafts Summary Review Questions CHAPTER 9 REACTION AND FRICTION UNITS Introduction Reaction Members Brake Bands One-Way Clutches And Brakes Multiple Friction Disc Clutch And Brake Assemblies Gear Changes Shift Feel Summary Review Questions CHAPTER 10 COMMON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS Introduction Simpson Gear Train Chrysler Transmissions Ford Motor Company Simpson Gear Train Transmissions General Motors Transmissions Other Simpson Gear Based Transmissions Ravigneaux Gear Train Ford Motor Company Transmissions Ford's 4R70W Transmission GM's 3L30 Transmission Other Ravigneaux-Based Transmissions Planetary Gear Sets In Tandem 4T60 Transaxle Ford AX4S Transaxle Non-Planetary Based Transmissions Honda's Continuously Variable Transmission Summary Review Questions Glossary Index SM TOC Chapter 1 Tools And Safety Common hand tools Power tools Lifting tools Special tools Safe work practices Tool and equipment safety Vehicle operation Lifting and carrying Fire hazards and prevention Work area safety Accidents Hazardous materials Summary Terms to know ASE-style review questions Job sheets Chapter 2 Typical Shop Procedures Measuring systems Fasteners Measuring tools Basic gear adjustments Service manuals Logical diagnostics Working as an auto tech ASE certification Summary Terms to know ASE-style review questions Job sheets Chapter 3 Diagnosis, Maintenance, And Basic Adjustments Identification Diagnostics Fluid leaks Transmission cooler and line inspection Road testing the vehicle Diagnose hydraulic and vacuum control systems Pressure tests Linkages Other adjustments Case study Terms to know ASE-style review questions ASE Challenge questions Job sheets Chapter 4 Electrical And Electronic System Diagnosis And Service Basic EAT testing Guidelines for diagnosing EATs Basic electrical testing Electrical problems Lab scopes Scan tools General EAT diagnosis Preliminary checks On-board diagnostics Basic diagnostics of non-OBD II systems Basic diagnostics of OBD II systems Electronic defaults Detailed testing of system Detailed testing of inputs Detailed testing of actuators Case study Terms to know ASE-style review questions ASE Challenge questions Job sheets Chapter 5 Rebuilding Transmissions Diagnosis of noise and vibration problems Transmission/transaxle removal Disassembly Speedometer drive service Transmission case service Gaskets Seals Reassembly and testing Case study Terms to know ASE-style review questions ASE Challenge questions Job sheets Chapter 6 Torque Converter And Oil Pump Service General diagnostics Testing converter clutches General converter control diagnostics Electronic converter clutch control diagnostics Stall testing Bench testing Cleaning Torque converter replacement Oil pump service Transmission cooler service Case study Terms to know ASE-style review questions ASE Challenge questions Job sheets Chapter 7 General Hydraulic System Service Valve body removal Valve body service Governor service Case study Terms to know ASE-style review questions ASE Challenge questions Job sheets Chapter 8 Gear And Shaft Service Thrust washers, bushings, and bearings Planetary gear assemblies Shafts Parking pawl Drive chains Transfer gears Final drive units Case study Terms to know ASE-style review questions ASE Challenge questions Job sheets Chapter 9 Friction And Reaction Unit Service Friction and reaction units Band service Servo and accumulator service Multiple-friction disc assemblies Clutch volume index One-way clutch assemblies Case study Terms to know ASE-style review questions ASE Challenge questions Job sheets Chapter 10 Rebuilding Common Transmissions Chrysler transmissions and transaxles Ford Motor Company transmissions General Motors transmissions Honda transaxles Nissan Motor Company transmissions Toyota transaxles Case study ASE-style review questions ASE Challenge questions Job sheets Appendix A ASE Practice Examination Appendix B Automatic Transmission Special Tool Suppliers Appendix C Metric Conversions Glossary Index

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