Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis

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Routledge, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 271 pages
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'Suitable for the 'diagnostic detective', this book helps teach you what to do when trying to solve difficult cases by looking at the art of diagnostics as a science.' Vehicle Electrics and Electronics, Review of Previous Edition . The first book to focus on the science of diagnostics complete with overview descriptions of how systems operate, diagnostic case studies, detailed diagrams and flow charts, and self-assessment questions . Essential text for students studying fault diagnosis and repair, and valuable reference for automotive personnel, from mechanics to service managers . Content relevant to all types of vehicles, worldwide Diagnostics, or fault finding, is a fundamental part of an automotive technician's work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostic skills. Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis is the only book to treat automotive diagnostics as a science rather than a check-list procedure. Each chapter includes basic principles and examples of a vehicle system followed by the appropriate diagnostic techniques, complete with useful diagrams, flow charts, case studies and self-assessment questions. The book will help new students develop diagnostic skills and help experienced technicians improve even further. This new edition is fully updated to the latest technological developments. Two new chapters have been added - On-board diagnostics and Oscilloscope diagnostics - and the coverage has been matched to the latest curricula of motor vehicle qualifications, including: IMI and C&G Technical Certificates and NVQs; Level 4 diagnostic units; BTEC National and Higher National qualifications from Edexcel; International Motor Vehicle qualifications such as C&G 3905; and ASE certification in the USA.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Diagnostic techniques
6
3 Tools and equipment
25
4 Oscilloscope diagnostics
40
5 Onboard diagnostics
61
6 Sensors and actuators
86
7 Engine systems
98
8 Chassis systems
169
9 Electrical systems
197
10 Transmission systems
247
11 Conclusion web resources and developments
260
Index
267
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Senior Lecturer in Motor Vehicle Engineering, Colchester Institute, UK.

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