Synopses & Reviews
The best-selling book/shop manual package in our landmark Today's Technician series, the third edition of Automotive Electricity and Electronics continues to equip its readers with the most in-depth discussion of basic theory, safety, tools, and major automotive electrical/electronic systems (e.g., charging, starting, ignition, lighting, accessories, instruments, and computers) available anywhere! In response to user feedback, we've added more information about voltage, current, and resistance in order to aid readers who are new to this area of study in visualizing electrical/electronic principles at work. We've also increased our emphasis on developing the future technician's ability to use manufacturers' service information, given more prominence to diagnostic methods in the discussion of troubleshooting, and updated our coverage of testing equipment and OBD II. Perhaps most importantly, we've added many all-new examples to guide readers, step-by-step, to complete mastery of all of the electrical/electronic knowledge plus hands-on diagnostic and troubleshooting skills they need to become highly skilled automotive technicians. Helpful cross-references between theory discussed in the book and step-by-step procedures outlined in the shop manual are also included for optimal learning effectiveness.
TEACHING/LEARNING AIDSe.resourceThis comprehensive CD-ROM provides a variety of instructor resources all on one disc. Look for titles featuring the e-resource denoted by the e.icon. See inside back cover for complete details.Classroom ManagerThe Classroom Manager coordinates use of the Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, and includes: Transparency Masters, Lab Practicals and Worksheets, Computerized Test Bank, and Instructor's Guide.
The newest edition of this classroom and shop manual set continues to provide unsurpassed coverage of the theory and procedures for automotive electricity and electronics. Streamlined diagnostic and service procedures and added attention to data bus networks, including the CAN, LIN, ISO, and other common systems, are highlighted in this revision. Expanded coverage of vehicle accessory systems includes the new multi-stage air bag systems, weight classification systems, side air bag systems, and laser guided cruise control systems. An all-new chapter on hybrid and high voltage systems is also featured.
About the Author
Barry Hollembeak has been involved in the automotive repair industry for over thirty years and has been a technical trainer providing instruction to dealership technicians for the past sixteen years. Mr. Hollembeak entered the automotive technology field in 1974 as a service technician, working in both fleet and independent repair shops before opening his own repair facility. After selling his business and retiring from being a technician, Mr. Hollembeak became a teacher and author. He taught post-secondary education automotive technology for five years and became Director of Education for the next two years. Mr. Hollembeak then entered into manufacturer training. He is a Master and Advanced Engine Performance Certified Technician with ASE and is also a member of the Colorado Automotive Teachers Society. Mr. Hollenbeak is involved with the College Automotive Program, AYES and SkillsUSA and has been a guest speaker for NATEF, CATS and several other organizations.Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has many years of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor and has authored or co-authored more than thirty automotive textbooks and training manuals. Mr. Erjavec holds a Masters of Arts degree in Vocational and Technical Education from Ohio State University. He spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator and has also been a long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, including serving on the board of directors and as executive vice-president. Jack is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.
Table of Contents
Classroom Manual Preface Chapter 1: Safety Chapter 2: Basic Theories Chapter 3: Electrical Components Chapter 4: Wiring and Circuit Diagrams Chapter 5: Automotive Batteries Chapter 6: Direct Current Motors and The Starting System Chapter 7: Charging Systems Chapter 8: Ignition Systems Chapter 9: Lighting Circuits Chapter 10: Conventional Analog Instrumentation, Indicator Lights, and Warning Devices Chapter 11: Electrical Accessories Chapter 12: Introduction to Body Computers Chapter 13: Advanced Lighting Circuits and Electronic Instrumentation Chapter 14: Electronic Chassis Control and Accessory Systems Chapter 15: Passive Restraint Systems Glossary Index Shop Manual Preface Chapter 1: Tools and Safety Chapter 2: Typical Shop Procedures Chapter 3: Basic Electrical Troubleshooting and Service Chapter 4: Wiring Repair and Reading The Circuit Diagrams Chapter 5: Battery Diagnosis and Service Chapter 6: Starting System Diagnosis and Service Chapter 7: Charging System Testing and Service Chapter 8: Ignition System Diagnosis and Service Chapter 9: Lighting Circuits Repair and Diagnosis Chapter 10: Conventional Instrument Cluster Diagnosis and Repair Chapter 11: Electrical Accessories Diagnosis and Repair Chapter 12: Body Computer System Diagnosis Chapter 13: Advanced Lighting Systems and Electronic Instrumentation Diagnosis and Repair Chapter 14: Diagnosis of Electronic Chassis and Accessory Systems Chapter 15: Servicing Passive Restraint Systems Appendix A (ASE Practice Examination) Appendix B (Metric Conversions) Appendix C (Electrical and Electronic Special Tools Suppliers Glossary Index