Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach

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Cengage Learning, Jan 13, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 1472 pages
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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, 5th Edition remains the leading authority on automotive theory, service and repair procedures. The new edition has been updated to include coverage of hybrid vehicles throughout the text, new content on electronic automatic transmissions, preventive maintenance, and many other topics that reflect the most recent changes in the industry. Chapters cover the theory, diagnosis and service of all system areas for automobiles and light trucks, and the content closely adheres to the 2008 NATEF Automobile Program Standards.
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Contents

AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
37
HAND TOOLS AND SHOP EQUIPMENT
59
DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AND SPECIAL TOOLS
99
WORKING SAFELY IN THE SHOP
134
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND BASIC SERVICES
153
BASIC THEORIES AND MATH
186
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE DESIGNS AND DIAGNOSIS
220
ENGINE DISASSEMBLY AND CLEANING
255
FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS AND SERVICE
922
INTAKE AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
949
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
978
EMISSION CONTROL DIAGNOSIS AND SERVICE
1009
FUELS AND OTHER ENERGY SOURCES
1040
CLUTCHES
1071
MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES
1092
MANUAL TRANSMISSIONTRANSAXLE SERVICE
1116

LOWER END THEORY AND SERVICE
275
UPPER END THEORY AND SERVICE
322
ENGINE SEALING AND REASSEMBLY
361
LUBRICATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS
393
BASICS OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
433
GENERAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS AND SERVICE
457
BATTERIES THEORY DIAGNOSIS AND SERVICE
501
STARTING AND TRACTION MOTOR SYSTEMS
536
CHARGING SYSTEMS
571
LIGHTING SYSTEMS
596
ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION
624
BASICS OF ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
640
ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES
670
RESTRAINT SYSTEMS THEORY DIAGNOSIS AND SERVICE
704
ENGINE PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS
725
DETAILED DIAGNOSIS AND SENSORS
764
IGNITION SYSTEMS
810
IGNITION SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS AND SERVICE
836
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEMS
874
ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
899
DRIVE AXLES AND DIFFERENTIALS
1138
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES
1173
ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
1216
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE SERVICE
1245
FOUR AND ALLWHEEL DRIVE
1271
TIRES AND WHEELS
1297
SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
1323
STEERING SYSTEMS
1363
WHEEL ALIGNMENT
1402
BRAKE SYSTEMS
1424
DRUM BRAKES
1457
DISC BRAKES
1481
ANTILOCK BRAKE TRACTION CONTROL AND STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEMS
1506
HEATING AND AIRCONDITIONING
1535
AIRCONDITIONING DIAGNOSIS AND SERVICE
1565
DECIMAL AND METRIC EQUIVALENTS
1596
GENERAL TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
1597
GLOSSARY
1598
INDEX
1623
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Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.

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