Synopses & Reviews
This user-friendly resource will thoroughly prepare readers to work in the important area of automotive technology known as chassis systems. It features accurate and up-to-date coverage of both brakes and suspension/steering in one complete volume. Technically precise drawings and photographs are prominently featured, supplying the visual support necessary for readers to grasp important principles and practices. The first half of the book is devoted to the latest information on brakes, including friction materials, drums, and rotors. The newest tire information is presented, followed by current suspension, steering, and wheel alignment material. The balance of the book is dedicated to front and rear wheel drive shafts and axles, and vibration analysis. Diagnosis and troubleshooting of worn and failed parts is emphasized throughout.
About the Author
Tim Gilles 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 is an ASE Master Automotive Machinist and an ASE Master Automotive Technician.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Chassis Systems/Safety/Brake Inspection.Getting Started in the Shop.Brakes Fundamentals.Master Cylinder and Hydraulics Fundamentals.Master cylinder and hydraulic system service.Drum Brake Fundamentals and Service.Disc Brake Fundamentals and Service.Friction Materials, Drums and Rotors.Other Brake Systems: Parking Brake and Power Brake.Anti-lock Brakes Fundamentals and Service.Bearings/Seals/Greases.Tire and Wheel Fundamentals.Tire and Wheel Service.Suspension System Fundamentals.Suspension System Service.Steering Fundamentals.Steering System Service.Wheel Alignment Fundamentals.Wheel Alignment Service.Front Wheel Drive Axles Fundamentals and Service.Rear Wheel Drive Shafts and Axles Fundamentals and Service.Driveline Vibration.