Automotive Chassis: Brakes, Suspension, and Steering

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Cengage Learning, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 551 pages
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This user-friendly resource will thoroughly prepare readers to work in the important area of automotive technology known as chassis systems. It features accurate and up-to-date coverage of both brakes and suspension/steering in one complete volume. Technically precise drawings and photographs are prominently featured, supplying the visual support necessary for readers to grasp important principles and practices. The first half of the book is devoted to the latest information on brakes, including friction materials, drums, and rotors. The newest tire information is presented, followed by current suspension, steering, and wheel alignment material. The balance of the book is dedicated to front and rear wheel drive shafts and axles, and vibration analysis. Diagnosis and troubleshooting of worn and failed parts is emphasized throughout.
 

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Contents

Introduction To Chassis
3
CHAPTER
29
Shop Equipment and Safety
39
SECTION
60
Brake Fade
66
CHAPTER 4
73
Quick TakeUp Master Cylinder
80
ABS Brake Pressure Control
86
Springs
321
Shock Absorbers
331
CHAPTER 15
343
Coil Spring Service
356
CHAPTER 16
364
Power Steering
370
FourWheel Steering
377
Noise
383

Practice Test Questions
92
Master Cylinder Fluid l evel Switch Service
111
Practice Test Questions
118
Variations in Drum Brake Design
124
CHAPTER 7
142
CHAPTER
164
Variations in Thickness
172
CHAPTER
185
Vacuum Brake Boosters
195
Antilock Brakes Traction
213
Antilock Brake System Service
225
Review Questions
232
Bearing Inspection and Diagnosis
245
Tubeless Tires
260
AllSeason Tires
271
Wheels
277
SECTION FOUR
315
Drive Belt Service
397
Wheel Alignment Fundamentals
406
Tracking
413
Torque Steer
419
SECTION FIVE
442
CHAPTER 31
459
Drive Shaft Diagnosis
465
Drive Mum lifetdildliuii
470
Axle Bearing Installation
476
Practice ASE Certification Exam
491
Practice ASE Certification Exam
497
Brakes NATEF Task Correlation
504
DOT Tire Codes
512
BIl INGUAl Gl OSSARY
519
INDEX
539
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Tim Gilles has authored or co-authored several textbooks and has been active in professional associations for many years. He was president and a board member of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), a board member and election committee chair of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), a member of the California Community College Chancellor's Trade and Industry Advisory Committee, and education committee chair for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association. Mr. Gilles has also served several terms as a board member of the Santa Barbara Automotive Service Council and is active in industry associations such as AERA, The Automotive Repair Coalition, and IATN, including delivering presentations at numerous conferences. He was an automotive teacher for 38 years and is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Gilles holds the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinst.

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