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Computerized Engine Controls (New Automotive & Truck Technology Titles!)by Steve V. Hatch
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Get the resource no technician should be without! Now in its 8th edition, Computerized Engine Controls continues the tradition of its predecessors: strong, solid coverage of both domestic and import engine control systems, which provides readers with the foundational knowledge needed to diagnose and repair any electronic system on any vehicle. Thoroughly updated to offer insight into the latest technological advances found on today's roads and highways, the 8th Edition examines such cutting-edge topics as hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, GM's 42-volt system, hexadecimal conversion and OBD II, multiplexing, and more. This updated edition also includes new content that will help electrical concepts come alive and all-new coverage of logic gates, taking the magic and mystery out of the computer. For technicians who are interested in increasing their diagnostic effectiveness on today's vehicle electronic systems, this book is an absolute "must"!
Delivering solid coverage of both domestic and imports, COMPUTERIZED ENGINE CONTROLS, 9e equips readers with the foundational knowledge needed to successfully diagnose and repair vehicle electronic systems. Reflecting the latest technological advances from the field, the Ninth Edition offers updated and expanded coverage of the approach of diagnostics, air/fuel ratio sensors, OBD II, and much more. This text includes in-depth insight into such cutting-edge topics as hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, GM's 42-volt system, hexadecimal conversion, multiplexing, and logic gates. Key concepts are reinforced with ASE-style, end-of-chapter questions to familiarize readers with the types of questions they are likely to see in certification testing.
About the Author
Steve V. Hatch is a professor at the Lincoln College of Technology (LCT), Denver Campus, formerly known as Denver Automotive and Diesel College (DADC). In the automotive field since 1972, he has worked as a technician in both aftermarket shops and in dealerships. Professor Hatch began his teaching career in 1989, teaching evening classes on the side while he continued to work as a drivability technician in a dealership. He began teaching full time in August 1991 at DADC and has since worked as both an instructor and a curriculum developer for the college as well as a training coordinator for Snap-on Technical Training. In 1994 he became part of Colorado's Air Care retraining program, designed to increase the professional technician's level of understanding of modern systems. In 2002 Hatch--working in conjunction with Bridgestone/Firestone and Tires Plus stores--developed a training program designed to increase the diagnostic effectiveness of lead technicians in their stores. An ASE Master Certified Automotive Technician and ASE L1 Certified, Hatch instructs both professional technicians and entry-level students.
Table of Contents
1. A Review of Electricity and Electronics. 2. Computers in Cars. 3. Common Components for Computerized Engine Control Systems. 4. Common Operating System Principles for Computerized Engine Control Systems. 5. Diagnostic Concepts. 6. Diagnostic Equipment. 7. Exhaust Gas Analysis. 8. Understanding OBD II. 9. Multiplexing Concepts. 10. General Motor's Electronic Engine Controls. 11. Advanced General Motor's Engine Controls. 12. Ford's Electronic Control IV (EEC IV). 13. Ford's Electronic Control V (EEC V). 14. Chrysler Corporation Fuel Injection Systems. 15. European (Bosch) Engine Control Systems. 16. Asian Computer Control Systems. 17. Alternative Power Sources. 18. Approach to Diagnostics.
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