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Manual Drive Trains & Axlesby Thomas W Birch
Synopses & Reviews
Exceptionally thorough, this book covers every aspect of the ASE certification program with great detail and with an emphasis on safety. It provides a diagnostic and repair approach to the traditional rear-wheel drive, the modern front-wheel drive, and four-wheel and all-wheel drive systemsconsidering for each system the theory of basic operation and the methods used to diagnose, adjust and to repair it. An accompanying workbook and CD-ROM makes learning more fun for users. Coverage of every aspect of the ASE certification program includes ASE-type questions at the end of each chapter and the ASE Task List for this area. Expanded manual drivetrains and axles testing, diagnosis, and service procedures reflect new tools, equipment, and service procedures. Extensive electrical electronic content for testing, diagnosis, and repair reflects the use of electrical and electronic devices. Theory chapters explain how the system works, the varied terminology used, and the variety of systems that can be found. Service and repair chapters describe the procedures used to maintain the system for proper operation, diagnosing the cause of a problem when it does occur, and then repairing and adjusting the unit to correct the problem. For anyone preparing to take the A3, Manual Drive Trains and Axles test.
Book News Annotation:
This text covers basic operating principles and service procedures related to manual transmissions, and treats all types of auto and light truck drive trains in terms of theory of operation, troubleshooting, and service. Coverage encompasses the traditional rear wheel drive, the modern front wheel drive, and four-wheel and all-wheel drive systems. Theory chapters provide an understanding of how systems work, and service and repair chapters follow each theory chapter. This edition covers the use of electrical and electronic devices, and contains expanded information on six-speed transmissions and lubricants used in manual transmissions. Key terms, short case studies, and boxes on repair tips are new to this edition.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
1. Service Information, Fasteners, Tools, and Safety.
Basic Tool List.
Safety Tips for Technicians.
Electrical Cord Safety.
2. Environmental and Hazardous Materials.
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Clean Air Act.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Asbestos Exposure Hazard.
3. Introduction to Drivetrains.
Automatic Transmissions and Torque Converters.
Continuously Variable Transmissions.
4. Clutch Theory.
Pressure Plate Assemblies.
Other Types of Clutches.
Dual Mass Flywheel.
5. Clutch Service.
Hydraulic System Repair.
6. Transmission Theory.
Transmission Torque Capacity.
7. Transaxle Theory.
Final Drive and Differential.
8. Transaxle/Transmission Service.
Transaxle/Transmission In-Vehicle Service.
9. Driveshaft and Universal Joint Theory.
Grease and Other Lubricants.
10. Driveshaft and Universal Joint Service.
Driveshaft Removal and Replacement.
11. Drive Axles.
Ring and Pinion Gears.
Independent Rear Suspension.
12. Drive Axle Service.
Gear Oil Checks.
On-Vehicle Service Operations.
Carrier Removal and Replacement.
13. Four-Wheel Drive Theory.
Front Drive Axles.
14. 4WD Service.
Gear Oil Checks.
Transfer Case Removal and Replacement.
Transfer Case Overhaul.
15. Electrical/Electronic Drivetrain Theory and Service.
Electrical Circuit Problems.
Measuring Electrical Values.
Electrical System Repair.
16. Extraduty and High-Performance Drivetrains.
Race Car Drivetrain Design Factors.
Appendix A: ASE Certification.
Appendix B: Lubrication Guide.
Appendix C: English-Metric-English Conversion Table.
Appendix D: Bolt Torque Tightening Chart.
Appendix E: ATTS Skills: Drivetrains.
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