Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, 7th edition

Published by Pearson (January 3, 2017) © 2018

  • James Halderman
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Cover important automotive topics in a student-friendly format:

  • NEW! Automatic transmission/transaxle hydraulic systems has been greatly expanded and split in to three chapters for facilitate teaching and enhance learning:

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid, Filters, and Coolers (Chapter 2).

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Hydraulic System (Chapter 3).

  • Hydraulic Control Valves and Solenoids (Chapter 4).

  • Present topics in short, easy-to-read chapters. The content is broken into small, manageable segments. It features twice as many chapters as competitive texts so that a topic or an entire short chapter can be assigned and taught instead of assigning individual page numbers or questions.

  • Explain how to diagnose faults. In addition to explaining how a system works, most chapters include diagnostic procedures and the steps needed to troubleshoot faults.

  • Demonstrate how automotive systems are connected. The theory, construction, diagnosis, and service of a particular component or system are presented together, in one location. All of the information that students need to understand a topic is included when it is presented, so there is no need to search through the book for other references to the same topic.

  • Deliver the most up-to-date standards content. All content in the book has been updated and correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas.

  • NEW! All terms used adhere to the SAE J1930 standard.

Bring the subject to life and facilitate learning:

  • Engaging art programs support today’s visual learner:

  • Visualize concepts with full-color photos and line drawings. Photos and line drawings complement the text. The photos show the actual parts involved so that the student can view a good or defective part. The line drawings allow the reader to see what is inside a component and how it works.

  • NEW! Over 50 new full-color line drawings and photos make the subject come alive.

  • Break a task down using step-by-step photos. Step-by-step photo sequences detail the steps involved in performing a specific task or service procedure.

  • Make reading, studying, and content mastery easier. Every chapter includes bulleted and numbered lists to summarize concepts or the steps in a procedure, while the design for main and sub-headings makes it easier to grasp the scope of the chapter. Finally, each chapter ends with a Summary, Review Questions, and a Quiz. Answers to chapter questions can be found in the Instructor’s Manual.

  • Help students prepare for their professional career:

  • Prepare for the ASE Certification exam. ASE test correlation charts and NATEF task correlation charts are provided in the Instructor’s Manual. The textbook and workbook page numbers are listed in the NATEF correlation guides to make learning and teaching easier.

  • Provide learning goals based on NATEF tasks. Each chapter opens with a list of Learning Objectives based on specific NATEF tasks.

Illustrate important concepts using real-world examples:

  • Offer the perspective of a technician and automotive instructor. The author delivers the point-of-view of a technician and automotive instructor rather than an engineer, technical writer, or salesperson.

  • NEW! Related to new case studies that have been added to selected chapters that include the “three Cs” (Concern, Cause, and Correction).

  • Present real situations. Real World Fix boxes present students with actual service scenarios and show how the problems were diagnosed and repaired.

  • Alert students to potential safety hazards. Safety Tips alert students to possible hazards on the job.

  • Give practical advice. Tech Tips offer real-world advice from ASE-certified master technicians.

  • Answer Frequently Asked Questions. Based on the author’s own experience, FAQs provide answers to questions often asked by students and beginning service technicians.

Guide students through on-the-job situations with practical advice:

  • Give students a greater understanding of a specific task. Notes provide additional technical information.

  • Limit potential damage to the vehicle. Cautions alert students to potential damage to the vehicle that can occur during a specific service procedure.

  • Limit potential harm to the technician. Warnings alert students to potential harm that may occur to the technician during a specific service procedure.

Keep your course current with information on the latest technologies:

  • NEW! Global electrical symbols have been added to Chapter 8.

Support teaching and learning:

  • Supplement your course with a full instructor support package. To make teaching from this text easier, textbook adopters have access to a TestGen computerized Test Bank and presentation slides.

  • Get up and running quickly using the Instructor’s Manual. The Instructor’s Manual contains Sample Syllabus, NATEF Task List, Chapter Outline, and Answers to chapter questions. Use the additional teaching notes keyed to the textbook page numbers to help you prepare to discuss, review, preview, and reinforce important content.

  • Bundle with the ASE Test Prep Guide or the NATEF Correlated Task Sheets. Contact your Pearson Representative to find out how your students can save when you bundle the ASE Test Prep Guide and NATEF Correlated Task Sheets workbook.

 

As a result of requests from automotive instructors and reviewers, the new Eighth Edition has been totally updated throughout to match the latest ASE/NATEF tasks and includes:

  • Automatic transmission/transaxle hydraulic systems has been greatly expanded and split in to three chapters for facilitate teaching and enhance learning:

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid, Filters, and Coolers (Chapter 2).

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Hydraulic System (Chapter 3).

  • Hydraulic Control Valves and Solenoids (Chapter 4).

  • The most up-to-date standards content. All content in the book has been updated and correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas.

  • All terms used adhere to the SAE J1930 standard.

  • Over 50 new full-color line drawings and photos make the subject come alive.

  • New case studies have been added to selected chapters that include the “three Cs” (Concern, Cause, and Correction).

  • Global electrical symbols have been added to Chapter 8.

Chapter 1 Introduction to Drivetrains 1

Chapter 2 Automatic Transmission Fluid, Filters and Coolers 18

Chapter 3 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Hydraulic System 29

Chapter 4 Hydraulic Control Valves and Solenoids 42

Chapter 5 Torque Converters 53

Chapter 6 Power Flow Through Transmission Gear Sets 69

Chapter 7 Clutches and Bands 93

Chapter 8 Drivetrain Electricity and Electronics 106

Chapter 9 Electronic Transmission Controls 132

Chapter 10 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Transmissions and Transaxles 146

Chapter 11 Continuously Variable Transmissions 165

Chapter 12 Dual Clutch Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 177

Chapter 13 Transmission Condition Diagnosis 186

Chapter 14 In-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Service 206

Chapter 15 Transmission/Transaxle Removal and Disassembly 219

Chapter 16 Valve Body Service 236

Chapter 17 Transmission/Transaxle Assembly and Installation 244

Appendix 1 Sample A2 ASE Certification-Type Test 269

Appendix 2 2013 NATEF Correlation Chart 274

Glossary 277

Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and a member of the advisory committee for the department of technology at Ohio Northern University.

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