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Automotive Technology 3E: A Systems Approach is a comprehensive textbook covering the theory of operation, diagnostics, and repair procedures for each system and subsystem of late model domestic and foreign automobiles and light trucks. The new edition is published in full color for the first time, including all new step-by-step photo sequences to help users visualize and identify common repair procedures. The technical content has been both updated and improved. An emphasis is placed upon providing the best possible coverage of key topics virtually all automotive technicians must know electricity-electronics, engine performance, steering and suspension and brakes. "Hot Topics" such as the use of diagnostic equipment, hazardous materials management, OBDII, electronic automatic transmissions, anti-lock braking systems, air-conditioning refrigerants and retrofitting, passive restraint systems and many others have been expanded and updated. Key new teaching tools, including 100 full-color transparency acetates, and Power- Point based lecture outlines, have been added to make the teaching package the best available. This textbook is also accompanied by an extensive Technician's Manual including an all-new electronic study guide.
The leading authority on theory, service and repair procedures for contemporary automobiles remains the most technically comprehensive on the market! The fifth edition of Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, has been updated to reflect the most recent technological developments in the industry, featuring coverage of hybrid vehicles throughout the text, all new content on electronic automatic transmissions, preventative maintenance, and more. This enhanced presentation of the theory, diagnosis, and service of automobiles and light trucks covers the 2008 NATEF Automobile Program Standards to help ready auto tech programs for certification. The "must have" information contained in this book will help readers understand and efficiently diagnose and service all automotive systems.
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.
About the Author
Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has many years of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor and has authored or co-authored more than thirty automotive textbooks and training manuals. Mr. Erjavec holds a Masters of Arts degree in Vocational and Technical Education from Ohio State University. He spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator and has also been a long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, including serving on the board of directors and as executive vice-president. Jack is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: Careers in the Automotive Industry.Workplace Skills.Working Safely In the Shop.Automotive Systems and Preventative Maintenance.Hand Tools and Shop Equipment.Diagnostic Equipment and Special Tools.Basic Theories and Math.SECTION TWO ENGINES: Automotive Engine Designs and Diagnosis.Engine Disassembly.Short Blocks.Cylinder Heads and Valve Trains.Lubricating and Cooling Systems.Engine Sealing and Reassembly.SECTION THREE ELECTRICITY: Basics of Electrical Systems.Basics of Electronics.General Electrical System Diagnostics and Service.Batteries: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service.Starting Systems.Charging Systems.Lighting Systems.Electrical Instrumentation.Electrical Accessories.Restraint Systems: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service.SECTION FOUR ENGINE PERFORMANCE: Ignition Systems.Ignition System Diagnosis and Service.Fuels and Other Energy Sources.Fuel Delivery Systems.Fuel Injection.Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Service.Intake and Exhaust Systems.Emission Control Systems.Emission Control System Diagnosis and Service.On Board Diagnostic Systems.On Board Diagnostic System Diagnosis and Service.SECTION FIVE MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES: Clutches.Manual Transmission and Transaxles.Manual Transmission and Transaxle Service.Drive Axles and Differentials.SECTION SIX AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles.Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Service.Four- and All-Wheel Drive.SECTION SEVEN SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEMS: Tires and Wheels.Suspension Systems.Steering Systems.Wheel Alignment.SECTION EIGHT BRAKES: Brake Systems.Drum Brakes.Disc Brakes.Antilock Brake, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems.SECTION NINE PASSENGER COMFORT: Heating and Air Conditioning.Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Service.
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