Synopses & Reviews
Key updates in the areas of electronic systems, climate control, and case and duct systems are just some of the enhancements to the newly revised Today's Technician: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, Third Edition. This two-book set continues to provide users with a complete introduction to automotive heating and air conditioning. In addition, a new chapter on both retrofits and future trends points to the prospect of R-744 becoming the next preferred automotive refrigerant. Also included is a comparison of components used in R-134A systems with those used in R-12 systems and a discussion of the various refrigerants approved to replace R-12. Coverage of modern engine cooling and heating systems incorporates discussion of the requirements for a closed cooling system and the operation of various types of cooling fans. Finally, all job sheets in the Shop Manual now include the exact NATEF and ASE tasks that each job sheet correlates to, ensuring that readers are well prepared for employment in the automotive trade.
Key updates in the areas of electronic systems, climate control, and case and duct systems are just some of the enhancements to the newly revised Today
Today's Technician: Heating and Air Conditioning, 4E is a two-book set that separates theory and diagnostic content into Classroom and Shop Manuals. This separation allows readers to learn theories of heating and air conditioning before applying them, with the benefit of cross-referenced page numbers in each manual to link related material. Updated to reflect the industry's latest developments and trends, this edition includes expanded coverage of basic theories, as well as all-new sections on upgraded equipment, sealant contamination and testing, and non-compressible gas contamination. In addition, the information on compressors has been updated to include new hybrid electric compressors and the safety issues that accompany them. With this up-to-date, technically accurate information, this is a valuable resource for learning the theory, components, diagnosis and repair of modern automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
About the Author
Mark Schnubel is an associate professor and coordinator of the automotive technician and automotive management programs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is an ASE-Certified Master Automotive Technician with decades of experience in the automotive services industry, and he holds a master's degree in education. In addition to his activities as an author and educator, Schnubel has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education on academic preparation for 12th graders planning to enter job-training programs after graduation.
Table of Contents
Classroom Manual: Health and Safety.Temperature and Pressure Fundamentals.History and Purpose.Engine Cooling and Comfort Heating Systems.System Components.System Servicing and Testing.The Refrigeration System.Compressors and Clutches.Case and Duct Systems.System Controls.Retrofit and Future Trends (R-12 to R-134a). Shop Manual: Tools and Safety.Typical Shop Procedures.The Manifold and Gauge Set.Diagnosis and Service of Engine Cooling and Comfort Heating.Servicing System Components.System Servicing and Testing.Servicing the System.Compressors and Clutches.Case and Duct Systems.Diagnosis and Service of System Controls.Retrofit (CFC-12 to HFC-134a).