Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems

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Cengage Learning, 2002 - Automobiles - 416 pages
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Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension and Steering, 3E continues to strike the perfect balance between theory and practice. The new edition of this tightly coordinated Classroom/Shop Manual package is guaranteed to guide users to the expertise they need to diagnosis and service suspension and steering systems on today's cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks. Unmatched for completeness, this edition now offers opportunities to explore the latest advancements in suspension and steering technology, including: run-flat tires, shock absorber mountings on SUVs, the effect of 42V electrical systems on power steering pumps, electronic power and four-wheel steering systems, and new wheel alignment procedures. Shop safety, including procedures for handling hazardous waste, is stressed. Cautions and warnings also appear at strategic points to reinforce the importance of following safe working procedures, while case studies and practical customer care tips play an important role in linking must-know theory to the real-life practices of today's professional, ASE-certified technicians.
 

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Contents

Tools and Safety
1
Typical Procedure for Removing an Air Bag Module 28
2
Demonstrate Proper Lifting Procedures
37
Locate and Inspect Shop Safety Equipment
39
Shop Housekeeping Inspection
41
11 r i r n 2 Typical Shop Procedures
43
Computer Wheel Aligner
58
Raise a Car with a Floor Jack and Support It on Safety Stands
71
Remove and Replace Steering Column
307
Diagnose Remove and Replace Idler Arm
309
Remove and Replace Outer TieRod End Parallelogram Steering Linkage
311
Power Steering Pump Diagnosis and Service
313
Typical Procedure for Pressure Testing a Power Steering Pump
321
Draining and Flushing Power Steering System
333
Testing Power Steering Pump Pressure
335
Measure and Adjust Power Steering Belt Tension and Alignment
337

Follow the Proper Procedures to Hoist a Car
73
Determine the Availability and Purpose of Suspension and Steering Tools
75
6MAPTIB Wheel Bearing and Seal Service
77
Typical Procedure for Adjusting Rear Wheel Bearings on a FrontWheelDrive Car
84
Service Integral Wheel Bearing Hubs
99
Diagnose Wheel Bearings
101
Clean Lubricate Install and Adjust Nonsealed Wheel Bearings
103
Typical Procedure for Dismounting and Mounting a Tire on a Wheel Assembly
115
Tire Demounting and Mounting
127
Tire and Wheel Runout Measurement
131
OffCar Wheel Balancing
133
OnCar Wheel Balancing
135
Typical Procedure for Removing and Replacing a MacPherson Strut
147
Remove StrutandSpring Assembly and Disassemble Strut and Spring
157
Assemble Strut and Spring and Install StrutandSpring Assembly
161
Install Strut Cartridge OffCar
163
Typical Procedure for Measuring the Lower Ball Joint Radial Movement on a MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
171
Measuring Lower Ball Joint Vertical and Radial Movement ShortandLong Arm Suspension Systems
191
Ball Joint Replacement
193
Steering Knuckle Removal MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
195
Rear Suspension Service
197
Typical Procedure for Measuring Front and Rear Curb Riding Height
204
Remove and Service Rear Suspension Strut and Coil Spring Assembly
219
Remove Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
221
Install Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly
223
ComputerControlled Suspension System Service
225
Typical Procedure for Diagnosing a Computer Command Ride iCCR System
229
Electronic Air Suspension System Diagnosis
265
Adjust Trim Height Rear LoadLeveling Air Suspension System
269
Diagnose Automatic Ride Control iARC System
271
Typical Procedure for Removing a Steering Wheel
276
Remove and Replace Air Bag Inflator Module and Steering Wheel
303
Typical Procedure for Performing a Worm Shaft Bearing Preload Adjustment
348
Manual Recirculating Ball Steering Gear Diagnosis 339 Manual
350
Adjust Manual Recirculating Ball Steering Gear Worm Shaft Bearing Preload and Sector Lash Steering Gear Removed
355
Adjust Power Recirculating Ball Stearing Gear Worm Shaft Thrust Bearing Preload Steering Gear Removed
357
Adjust Power Recirculating Ball Steering Gear Sector Lash Steering Gear Removed
359
Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Diagnosis and Service
361
Typical Procedure for Removing and Replacing Inner TieRod End Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear
388
Inspect Manual or Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear and Tie Rods
399
Remove and Replace Manual or Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear
403
Diagnose Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Oil Leakage Problems
407
Electronic FourWheel Steering Diagnosis and Service
409
Typical Procedure for Diagnosing an Electronically Controlled FourWheei Steering System
429
Retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes tDTCs FourWheel Steering i4WS System
433
Remove and Replace Rear Steering Actuator
435
Remove and Replace Rear Steering Actuator Tie Rods and TieRod Ends
437
Frame Diagnosis and Service
441
Typical Procedure for Performing Frame Measurement Plumb Bob Method
445
Frame Measurement Plumb Bob Method
455
Inspect and Measure Front Cradle
459
Inspect and Weld Vehicle Frame
461
Typical Procedure for Performing FourWheel Alignment with a Computer Wheel Aligner
477
Road Test Vehicle and Diagnose Steering Operation
497
Measure Front and Rear Wheel Alignment Angles with a Computer Wheel Aligner
499
Check Proper Steering Linkage Height by Measuring Toe Change
503
Typical Procedure for Performing Front and Rear Suspension Alignment Adjustments
530
Center Steering Weel
539
Adjust Front Wheel Alignment Angles
541
Adjust Rear Wheel Alignment Angles
545
Appendix A ASEPractice Examination
549
Appendix B Metric Conversion Chart
555
Index
571
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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).

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