Synopses & Reviews
From problem replication through repair confirmation, this new book, TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance, presents a complete diagnostic process that equips readers with the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot problems encountered by today's automotive technicians. All-inclusive coverage explores each of the major systems controlled by the computer engine management system such as ignition fuel and emissions. Practical diagnostic methods are highlighted, giving users guidance as to when a test should be performed and what the expected results should be. Working through these procedures affords readers a strong foundation in engine performance that prepares them for more advanced courses of study.
From problem replication through repair confirmation, this new book, TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance, presents a complete diagnostic process that equips readers with the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot problems encountered by today
Presents the complete diagnostic process that will equip readers with the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot the most common problems encountered by today's automovtive technicians.
About the Author
Russell Carrigan is an automotive technology instructor at Texas State Technical College. He is also an ASE Master Certified Technician and has ASE Advanced Engine Performance certification. Richard R. Kent is an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Automotive Technology Department at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Kent graduated with a B.S.E.E. from Syracuse University and has over 25 years combined teaching experience at the community college level. He is also an ASE Master Certified Technician and has ASE Advanced Engine Performance certification.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 WORKING AS A DRIVABILITY TECHNICIAN: Safe Work Practices.Working as an Engine Performance Technician.The Diagnostic Routine.SECTION 2 GENERAL ENGINE DIAGNOSIS: Fundamental Engine Operating Principles.Engine Construction.Support Systems.Support System Diagnosis.Basic Engine Testing.Engine Diagnosis and Repair.SECTION 3 Electronic Engine Management: Electricity and Electronics.Automotive Computers.PCM Input Sensors and Signals.PCM Outputs.Related Systems.On Board Diagnostics II.Diagnostic Equipment.Scan Tools.Electronic Engine Management Diagnosis.SECTION 4 IGNITION SYSTEMS: Ignition System Theory and Operation.Distributor Ignition Systems.Distributorless Ignition Systems.Basic Ignition System Diagnosis.Ignition System Diagnosis and Service.SECTION 5 FUEL and INDUCTION: Introduction to Fuel Systems.Air Induction and Exhaust Systems.Throttle Body Fuel Injection.Port Fuel Injection.Basic Fuel System Testing and Diagnosis.Induction and Exhaust System Diagnosis.SECTION 6 EMISSION CONTROL: Introduction to Air Quality and Emissions Control Systems.Pre-combustion Emissions Controls.Evaporative Emissions Control.Basic Emissions System Diagnosis.Specialized Emissions Diagnostics Equipment.Vehicle Emissions Testing.