Synopses & Reviews
Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension and Steering, 3E continues to strike the perfect balance between theory and practice. The new edition of this tightly coordinated Classroom/Shop Manual package is guaranteed to guide users to the expertise they need to diagnosis and service suspension and steering systems on today's cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks. Unmatched for completeness, this edition now offers opportunities to explore the latest advancements in suspension and steering technology, including: run-flat tires, shock absorber mountings on SUVs, the effect of 42V electrical systems on power steering pumps, electronic power and four-wheel steering systems, and new wheel alignment procedures. Shop safety, including procedures for handling hazardous waste, is stressed. Cautions and warnings also appear at strategic points to reinforce the importance of following safe working procedures, while case studies and practical customer care tips play an important role in linking must-know theory to the real-life practices of today's professional, ASE-certified technicians.
This unique, updated, two-manual text offers the latest information on automotive suspension and steering systems. Beginning with basic theories of suspension and steering systems, the Classroom Manual brings the student current material on such topics as yaw control systems, computer-controlled suspension systems, and electronic power steering. The necessity of four-wheel alignment on today' automobiles is emphasized by a complete explanation of procedures using the latest equipment. All NATEF and ASE suspension and steering tasks are explained in the Shop Manual. New job sheets allow students to follow and learn each procedure step-by-step.
About the Author
Don Knowles has been writing automotive training materials for over 28 years, with 54 textbooks to his credit, as well as student manuals, training CDs, and short articles for service bulletins. He was previously employed as an automotive instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Palliser Campus, where he produced over 60 automotive training videos and wrote a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program to coordinate with each video. Mr. Knowles is currently the owner and manager of Knowles Automotive Training, a company focused exclusively on the preparation of automotive training materials and an educational member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). An ASE certified Automotive Technician, he has also been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for over 30 years, and is a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).
Table of Contents
CM TOC Safety. Basic Theories. Wheel Bearings. Tires and Wheels. Shock Absorbers. Front Suspension Systems. Rear Suspension Systems. Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems. Steering Columns and Steering Linkage Mechanisms. Power Steering Pumps. Recirculating Ball Steering Gears. Rack and Pinion Steering Gears. Four Wheel Steering Systems. Frames and Frame Damage. Four Wheel Alignment, Par I. Four Wheel Alignment, Part II SM TOC Photo Sequences. Job Sheets Contents. Preface. Tools and Safety. Typical Shop Procedures. Wheel Bearing and Seal Service. Wheel and Tire Servicing and Balancing. Shock Absorber and Strut Diagnosis and Service. Front Suspension System Service. Rear Suspension Service. Computer-Controlled Suspension System Service. Steering Column and Linkage Diagnosis and Service. Power Steering and Pump Diagnosis and Service. Recirculating Ball Steering Gear Diagnosis. Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Diagnosis and Service. Electronic Four Wheel Steering Service and Diagnosis. Frame Diagnosis and Service. Four Wheel Alignment Procedure. Four Wheel Alignment Adjustments