Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair

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Cengage Learning, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 1276 pages
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Written by an ASE Master Technician and Master Machinist, the second edition of our popular Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair book has been thoroughly reviewed for technical accuracy to go along with the hundreds of all-new, full-color photographs that have been added to maintain the reader's interest and improve comprehension. The book begins by introducing readers to a number of automotive career options, shop management basics, plus necessary tools and equipment. Subsequent chapters examine the theories underlying the operation of vehicle systems while equipping readers with step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing all major systems of the modern automobile. Competency-based objectives, key terms lists, activities correlated to the companion Lab Manual, plus numerous review questions call attention to important concepts presented in each chapter. Shop Tips, Safety Notes, Case Histories, Cautions, and Notes are also included as helpful sign posts for readers working to acquire the system knowledge and the critical thinking skills needed to effectively inspect, maintain, and repair all make and model vehicles.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
4
CHAPTER
10
CHAPTER
26
Locating Service Information
32
Service Bulletins 38 Hot Line Services 38
38
CHAPTER
48
The Powertrain 11 Accessory Systems 11 CHAPTER 6
53
Fastener Failures 56 Drill Bits 57 Taps
61
CHAPTER 37
477
Broken or Damaged Ground Straps
484
Headlight Aiming 488 Tail and Park Light Bulb
491
Primary Circuit 495 Secondary Circuit 498
498
Spark Plugs 498 Mechanical and Electronic
504
Detonation Sensor 510 Distributorless Ignition
510
Installing Spark Plugs 517 Repairing Damaged Spark
518
Distributor Advance Service 522 Contact Point
525

Technician Skill Levels and Pay 20 Other Areas of CHAPTER 7
67
On the Job as an Automotive Technician 22 Introduction 67 Tools of The Trade 67 Hand
83
Equipment 93 Other Shop Equipment
93
Introduction 97 General Shop Housekeeping
102
Wholesale and Retail Distribution of Thermal Cleaning 108 Vibratory Parts
109
Lifting Equipment and Air Compressors
111
Surface Mount Lifts 116 Lift Safety 116
118
Fire Safety 124 Fire Extinguishers 124
124
Hazardous Materials Common to the Automotive
130
Vise Safety 135 Puller Safety 135 Machinery
136
SECTION 3
142
Engine Oil 143 Oil Service
149
CHAPTER 14
169
Suspension and Steering Checks 173 Driveline
175
CHAPTER 15
181
Engine Front 186 Cylinder Block Assembly Lower
188
Cylinder Arrangement 193 Firing Order 194
194
Spark and Compression Ignition 199 Alternate
200
Torque 208 Horsepower 208
208
CHAPTER 18
215
Rocker Arms 222 Camshaft 223 Number
222
Regrinding Cams 229 Cam Drives
230
Direction of Crankshaft Rotation
237
Piston Pin Offset 244 Wrist Pins 244 Piston
248
SECTION 5
254
CHAPTER 21
267
Radiator Cap 269 Coolant
277
Fan Inspection 283 Fan Clutch
284
Belt Inspection and Adjustment 289 Replacing
292
Hose Types 296 Hose Clamps 299 Hose
301
Tubing 305 Flared
308
Pipe Fittings 309 Shutoff Valves 310 Tubing
314
AirFuel Mixture 321 Gasoline Engine Runon
322
Fuel System Fundamentals
333
Electronic Fuel System Operation
343
CHAPTER 27
351
Carburetor Problems and Service 354 Causes
357
Sensor Service 363 Throttle Position Sensor
363
Intake and Exhaust Systems Turbochargers
370
Exhaust System Fundamentals 373 Exhaust
379
SECTION 6
386
Capacitors 396 Automotive
397
CHAPTER 30
403
Battery Plate Size 410 Battery Selection 410
410
Measuring a Batterys State
419
Battery Charging 423 Storing
428
Starter Motor 431 Starter
434
Drive Service 445 Starter Reassembly 446
446
Alternator Bearings 454 Voltage Regulator 454
454
Testing the Charging System 459 Charging
461
Circuit Protection Devices 466 Lighting 468
468
Stress Test 530 Other Scope Tests 531 Other
531
Crankcase Ventilation 535 Air Injection System
537
Types of Catalytic Converters
542
On Board Diagnostics 548 Engine Emission SECTION 8
548
AND REPAIR
592
Crankcase Ventilation System Introduction 593 Engine Removal 593 Engine
602
of Evaporative System Problems 554 Heated
611
Converter Replacement 557 Torque by Degrees 613 Fastener Clamping
626
Ignition System Checks 567 Engine Performance Carbon Removal 633 Cylinder Head Inspection
638
Performance and Compression Loss 582 Engine Reassembling OHC Heads 643 Camshaft Service
645
Piston Piston
669
Piston Service 669 Piston
676
CHAPTER 51
713
Correct Replacement Engine 685 Warranty 685 721 Disc Brakes 724 Power Brakes 727
727
Install the Timing Cover 695 Install the Master Cylinder Inspection 732 Brake Diagnosis
739
Bearings Seals and Greases 762 SECTION 10
763
Ball Bearings 763 Roller Bearings 764 Wheel CHAPTER 56
770
Wheel Bearings 774 Bearing Inspection
822
Suspension Leveling Systems
830
Sidewall Markings 786 AllSeason Tires 789 Testing a Shock 835 MacPherson Strut Service
836
Ball Joint 842 Coil Spring Service 842
842
Looseness 885 Test Drive 886 Ball Joints 886
850
Power Steering Pump 853 Types of Power Steering Change Check 893 Four Wheel Alignment 893
859
Hard Steering 863 Tire Wear 863 Steering
897
Rack and Pinion TieRods 866 SelfCentering Release Bearing 902 Other Release
903
Dragging Clutch 908 Oily Clutch Facings 909
909
Wheel Alignment Service 883 Clutch Disc Service 915 Clutch CoverPressure
915
Purpose of a Transmission
921
Transmission Gears and Shafts 926 Synchronizer
929
Switches
935
Transmission Disassembly 939 Disassemble
941
CHAPTER 66
948
Lockup Converters 954 Automatic Transmission
957
Types of Pumps 963 Transmission Valves 964
964
CHAPTER 67
974
Speedometer Drive Gear Leak 980 Shift Lever
980
Transmission Tests 985 Valve
987
CHAPTER 68
994
Differential Housing 1000 Differential Boot 1050 Boot Kits 1050 CV Joint Boot
999
Differential Gears 1002 Clamps 1050 Axle Inspection and Diagnosis 1051
1009
Drive Shaft Service 1015 Universal Joint Diagnosis CHAPTER 72
1015
Shaft Installation 1018 TwoPiece Drive Shaft 1062 Vibration Test Instruments 1062
1021
Removing a Third Member 1026 Disassembling
1028
Differential Reassembly 1028 Adjusting a SECTION 12
1071
Boots 1049
1081
FrontWheel Drive Transaxle and CV Joint Evaporator Icing Control 1085 System Switches
1087
1198 Vehicle TrackingNavigation Systems 1201
1201
Inspection Sequence 1126
1213
Breakout Box 1130 Retrieving Trouble GLOSSARY
1224
Working with Codes 1132 Erasing INDEX
1261
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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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