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Automotive Suspension & Steering (Techone)by Jack Erjavec
Synopses & Reviews
With more pertinent content than any other one-volume book on the subject, TechOne: Automatic Transmissions helps readers understand transmissions and related systems to facilitate effective diagnosis and service of automobiles. All NATEF tasks in the area of Automatic Transmissions are covered in easy-to-digest portions, allowing readers to master the basics before moving into more technical concepts. Engaging graphics augment the lesson-sized chapters that examine transmission gears, hydraulics, electrical theories, technician duties, safety, tools of the trade, and more. The end result is a comprehensive book that will allow readers to become more proficient in theory, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions.
Achieve the complete understanding of suspension and steering systems necessary to diagnose, service, and repair today's automobiles! TechOne: Suspension and Steering examines such need-to-know topics as tires and wheels, axle bearings, springs, shocks, struts, suspension and steering systems, power steering, wheel alignment, and more. Information has been organized into smaller, easy-to-digest chapters and includes the latest developments in suspension and steering technology to guide readers to proficiency in every NATEF task in this certification area.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Safety And Communication Safe Work Practices Measuring Systems, Fasteners, and Measuring Tools Tools of the Trade Working as a Suspension and Steering Speacialist Section 2: Basic Theories And Services Basic Electrical Theory Basic Electrical Service Suspension and Steering Systems Basic Theories General Suspension and Steering System Diagnosis Section 3: Tires And Wheels Wheels Tires Diagnosis of Tire Problems Tire and Wheel Service Balancing Tire and Wheel Assemblies Section 4: Wheel And Axle Bearings Wheel Bearings Diagnosis of Bearing Problems Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) Drive Axles Diagnosis and Servicing FWD Drive Axles Servicing Non-Drive Axle Bearings Servicing Drive Axle Bearings Section 5: Springs, Shocks, And Struts Springs Shocks and Struts Shock and Struct Diagnosis Spring Service Shock and Strut Service Section 6: Suspension Systems Frames Front Suspensions Rear Suspensions Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems Front Suspension Diagnosis Front Suspension Service Rear Suspension Service Electronic Suspension Service Section 7: Steering Systems Steering Columns and Linkages Manual Steering Gears Steering Systems Diagnosis Air Bag Service Steering Column and Linkage Service Recirulating Ball Steering Gear Service Rack-And-Pinion Steering Service Four-Wheel Steering Systems Section 8: Power Steering Power Steering Designs Power Steering Pumps Electronic Steering Systems General Diagnosis and Service of Power Steering Systems Pump Diagnosis and Service Recirculating Ball Power Steering Service Rac-And-Pinion Power Steering Service Diagnosis and Service of Electronic Steering Section 9: Wheel Alignment Alignment Geometry Pre-Alignment Diagnosis Four Wheel Alignment Appendices Appendix A: Ase Practice Exam For Suspension And Steering Systems Appendix B: Natef Correlations Appendix C: Uscs And Metric Conversions Appendix D: Fractions Of Inches To Decimal And Metric Equivalents Appendix E: General Torque Specifications Bilingual Glossary Index
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